Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lions Training Camp Notes Saturday 7-30-16

Articles:

Freep Lions training camp observations: Diggs shines on Day 2:   http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/07/30/detroit-lions-training-camp-quandre-diggs/87821560/


MLive Camp observations: Drops plague Lions offense, but not Golden Tate:   http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/07/camp_observations_drops_plague.html

Oakland Press Detroit Lions notes: Van Noy up for the challenge; Jake Rudock ‘coming along’:   http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20160730/detroit-lions-notes-van-noy-up-for-the-challenge-jake-rudock-coming-along

ESPN Notes:   http://espn.go.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/24311/quinshad-davis-a-surprising-playmaker-early-for-lions-as-others-have-drop-issues

TIM AND MIKE: Training camp Day 2 observations: http://www.detroitlions.com/news/tim-mike/article-1/TIM-AND-MIKE-Training-camp-Day-2-observations/bc2528ad-6154-44d1-8c07-63c142f1790e

Camp Spotlight: Cornerback Nevin Lawson:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Camp-Spotlight-Cornerback-Nevin-Lawson/895deaa1-9694-416a-b065-d3851e91cf63

Video:

2016 Training Camp: Day 2 highlights:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/2016-Training-Camp-Day-2-highlights/4d9c697f-cbc8-4848-ab5c-03f3549a7d11

Cornerback Nevin Lawson highlights:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Cornerback-Nevin-Lawson-highlights/27738356-3c6f-4847-b1c5-9d4440bc7080

Caldwell on competition in position groups: http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Caldwell-on-competition-in-position-groups/2df0c5b9-33da-4769-97c9-fdcb04fd0a4f

Friday, July 29, 2016

Lions Training Camp Notes Friday 7-29-16

Articles:

Freep Observations from training camp: Boldin on first team:   http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/07/29/lions-training-camp/87764180/

Detroit News Camp notes: Lions already feeling the heat:  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/07/29/lions-already-feeling-heat-first-day-camp/87765872/

MLive Day 1 observations: Anquan Boldin starts, Darius Slay stars for Lions:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/07/detroit_lions_training_camp_no_33.html

Oakland Press Detroit Lions notes: DeAndre Levy out again; Ameer Abdullah limited:   http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20160729/detroit-lions-notes-deandre-levy-out-again-ameer-abdullah-limited

ESPN Camp Notes:   http://espn.go.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/24268/anquan-boldin-looks-good-takes-first-team-reps-during-his-first-lions-practice

TIM AND MIKE: Training camp Day 1 observations:   http://www.detroitlions.com/news/tim-mike/article-1/TIM-AND-MIKE-Training-camp-Day-1-observations/28bf93c2-f3fc-45f2-8b9b-a94b2dd2e0fe

Camp Spotlight: Wide receiver Marvin Jones:   http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Camp-Spotlight-Wide-receiver-Marvin-Jones/67e6f10d-e5f2-4236-bcc4-bc1108a5e8ee

Videos:  

2016 Training Camp: Day 1 highlights:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/2016-Training-Camp-Day-1-highlights/ac826da6-638e-40c4-b1d8-10f82cfe94fc

Marvin Jones highlights:   http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Marvin-Jones-highlights/40a2100e-c652-4e92-a0c4-57b45e3102e7

Caldwell on first practice of camp:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Caldwell-on-first-practice-of-camp/d41cce0e-6a18-4a9e-9723-58531281d07b

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Morning Lions Links for Wednesday 5-18-16

Lions Articles:

National Media:

Barnwell's offseason report cards: NFC North (Lions get a C ):  http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/15567591/bill-barnwell-offseason-report-cards-chicago-bears-detroit-lions-green-bay-packers-minnesota-vikings

Local Media:

O'HARA: Joe Dahl well-equipped to protect the QB:   http://www.detroitlions.com/news/ohara/article-1/OHARA-Joe-Dahl-well-equipped-to-protect-the-QB/d1246f35-795d-4585-b5fb-3dc8fdd1dfc4

Antwione Williams stood out against all levels of competition:   http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Antwione-Williams-stood-out-against-all-levels-of-competition/65afb8f3-04ed-4acc-abf5-0adf25fc0613

Lions third-rounder Graham Glasgow expects to push Travis Swanson:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/05/lions_third-round_pick_graham.html

Detroit Lions rookie LB doing all he can to accelerate early development:   http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/05/detroit_lions_antwione_william_1.html

Detroit Lions — Five things to know about LB Antwione Williams:   http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20160517/detroit-lions-x2014-five-things-to-know-about-lb-antwione-williams

Notes: Salary cap, Wallace Gilberry and more:   http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2016/5/17/11690290/lions-salary-cap-wallace-gilberry-free-agency-graham-glasgow

Film breakdown: Ziggy's sacks (part one):  http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2016/5/17/11679240/pro-football-focus-ezekiel-ansah-top-101-film-breakdown

Video:

Local Media:

5th-rounders embracing learning multiple spots:   http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/5th-rounders-embracing-learning-multiple-spots/0be6cfa2-8eec-4560-8256-08ad320b7de4

Williams On Offseason Workouts:   http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Williams-on-offseason-workouts/d0599151-1454-48df-83f7-5d9f6b7009c0

Dahl On Offseason Workouts:   http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Dahl-on-offseason-workouts/34404a1f-2a9c-41b3-889e-889d29da787b

What can we expect at Detroit Lions OTAs?:   http://www.freep.com/videos/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/17/84499298/

Monday, May 16, 2016

Morning Lions Links for Tuesday 5-17-16

Lions Articles:

National Media:

Lions rookies go back to school -- football school -- in weeks after draft:  http://espn.go.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/23610/lions-rookies-go-back-to-school-football-school-in-weeks-after-draft

Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams (Detroit Lions - General manager Bob Quinn: This is a little unorthodox, but it's Quinn. Even though it happened very, very early in Detroit's offseason, bringing in Quinn signified a massive change for the woebegone Lions. It's the first time in the modern era the club hired someone directly from another team to be general manager, and he has already implemented a bunch of changes in the front office and helped the team handle free agency and the draft. It's too early to see if his approach will bring success where so many others have failed, but it was a much-needed change from the previous few regimes.):  http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/32for32x160516/nfl-best-offseason-acquisitions-all-32-teams-free-agency-coaches-general-managers-draft-picks 

NFL summer subplots: One burning question for each NFC team:   http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000662971/article/nfl-summer-subplots-one-burning-question-for-each-nfc-team

10 players poised to make their first Top 101 in 2016 (1. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Detriot Lions: Ezekiel Ansah appears to be one of the more surprising omissions from 2015’s list. The Lion piled up 14 sacks throughout the year, but over half of his sacks came as an unblocked rusher (three) or of the clean-up variety (six). When taking everything into account, including blocking and how quickly pressure is generated, Ansah ranked 21st among all edge defenders in pass-rush grade, which was still an improvement from his 2014 campaign. He did take a small step back in run defense from his 10th-ranked spot in 2014, and needs to become a more consistent tackler (he was in the bottom five in missed tackles at his position each of the past two seasons). If he continues in this direction as a pass-rusher and can get back to the run-defense levels he showed in 2014, he’s likely to secure a spot on next year’s list.):  https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2016/05/16/pro-10-players-who-could-crack-their-first-top-101-in-2016/

Local Media:

O'HARA: Offensive coordinator change case study:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/ohara/article-1/OHARA-Offensive-coordinator-change-case-study/e9e3f4ab-5ce7-4eed-bf16-5cc0bb5c9b69

Rookies look to veterans for guidance as OTAs approach:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Rookies-look-to-veterans-for-guidance-as-OTAs-approach/7ec3a7e6-e894-427c-ae6d-a83422330c1d
 
Ex-Lions RB Jahvid Best aims for St. Lucia Olympic track team:   http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/16/jahvid-best-rio-olympics/84455528/

Pettigrew vows to be ready for start of Lions camp:   http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/16/pettigrew-vows-ready-start-lions-camp/84468162/

Draft picks signed, Detroit Lions about $15 million under salary cap:   http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/05/detroit_lions_post-draft_salar.html

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Morning Lions Links for Sunday 5-15-16

Lions Articles:

National Media:

Mailbag: Is this year's Detroit Lions roster better than 2015?:   http://espn.go.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/23606/mailbag-is-this-years-detroit-lions-roster-better-than-2015

Projecting top 100 NFL rookies of 2016: Players 61-80 (77. S Miles Killebrew, Detroit Lions: Although some competition will await Killebrew in camp for the strong safety job, look for his aggressive style to carry him into the starting role.):   http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000662422/article/projecting-top-100-nfl-rookies-of-2016-players-6180

Early winners of 2015 draft trades (Denver is the winner so far for the Lions-Broncos trade):   http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/05/13/2015-nfl-draft-trade-grades-winners-losers

Local Media:

Lions' Glasgow excited to reunite with U-M teammate Rudock:   http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/14/detroit-lions-graham-glasgow-jake-rudock/84375538/

Ask Kyle: A defense of Eric Ebron, and what to expect from him in Year 3:   http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/05/ask_kyle_a_defense_of_eric_ebr.html

Notes: Kiper's 2017 big board, WR Jay Lee and more:   http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2016/5/14/11675650/lions-notes-kipers-2017-big-board-udfa-jay-lee-and-more

Friday, May 13, 2016

Morning Lions Links for Saturday 5-14-16

Lions Articles:

National Media:

DE J. Jones intends to sign with Miami next week:   http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/15534282/jason-jones-sign-miami-dolphins

Projecting top 100 NFL rookies of 2016: Players 21-40 (Decker is 40, Robinson is 36):   http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000662419/article/projecting-top-100-nfl-rookies-of-2016-players-2140

10 big-name players that missed PFF’s Top 101 of 2015:  https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2016/05/13/pro-10-big-name-players-that-missed-the-top-101/

Local Media:

Lions drafted Miles Killebrew on his graduation day:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/ohara-short/article-1/Lions-drafted-Miles-Killebrew-on-his-graduation-day/62c03521-48fe-4bac-9a52-36776cb69712
 
Lions' draft picks fill needs in Teryl Austin's defense:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Lions-draft-picks-fill-needs-in-Teryl-Austins-defense/3f738dd9-fb8d-40bf-ba87-879aad304288

Film study: WR Jay Lee could fill need for Detroit Lions:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/13/jay-lee-detroit-lions-baylor/84321650/

Detroit Lions sign a third UDFA defensive end; cut Lamar Holmes:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/05/detroit_lions_sign_a_third_udf.html

NFL transition easier for Lions' Graham Glasgow after playing for Michigan, Harbaugh:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/05/detroit_lions_graham_glasgow.html

Report: Detroit Lions hire new pro scouting director, area scout:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/05/report_detroit_lions_have_hire.html

Detroit Lions — Five things to know about Graham Glasgow:   http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20160513/detroit-lions-x2014-five-things-to-know-about-graham-glasgow

Video:

Local Media:

Tomlinson on offensive line rookies:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Tomlinson-on-offensive-line-rookies/736841bb-1f17-473b-9178-f5123957d5f5
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