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Detroit Lions: Grading the offense

One of the best words to describe the Detroit Lions offense of this season would have to be ambitious. While they struggled throughout the year, they maintained just enough talent to keep the team alive and propel them into the playoffs, at which point they had one of their better games this season. For those of you who want to hear all about the offensive grades, here is the report...
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The 4 best moments of the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl will never be perfect, but there were still plenty of moments to look back and smile at as a football fan. The post The Best Moments Of The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate addresses Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin rumors

We’re seeing an increasing number of professional athletes attempt to eliminate the middleman of sports media or team public relations machinery by speaking directly to fans, addressing detractors and dispelling rumors. For some, that might be as simple as using social media to interact with people. Yet several athletes are taking that effort further through ventures where they...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Tate added to Pro Bowl roster

Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate has been added to the Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for Philadelphia's Jeremy Maclin. Maclin backed out for personal reasons. Tate set career highs with 99 receptions and 1,331 receiving yards in his first season in Detroit after being signed as an unrestricted free agent last March. He joins safety Glover Quin as the Lions' representatives...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

'Fail Mary' referee suffers from depression, PTSD

Life for Lance Easley has not been the same since Week 3 of the 2012 NFL regular season. The former replacement referee, who famously signaled for a touchdown on the play that later became dubbed the “Fail Mary” play, told Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports he has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. In what became one of the most infamous calls in NFL history...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate Challenges Organization to “Have Best Offseason of Your Life”

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate may be new to the team, but he had some strong words of encouragement for the organization following its disheartening playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday evening (via I challenged every man in here, coaches, trainers, fan base, players obviously, to go have the best offseason of your life. We see how close we are as a community...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tate issues challenge to the Lions organization

Michael Rothstein of overheard Lions receiver Golden Tate issuing out a challenge to his teammates, the organization and fans alike for the upcoming offseason: “I challenged every man in here, coaches, trainers, fan base, players obviously, to go have the best offseason of your life,” Tate said. “We see how close we are as a community and that should encourage. Yeah...
Via The Majors Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate Exacts His Revenge After Getting Whacked

The Dallas Cowboys welcomed Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate to AT&T Stadium with an epic hit on the his first attempted punt return of the day Sunday. It was certainly an impressive hit and one that is going to be replayed on just about every sportscast when it comes time to cover the Cowboys-Lions game.Ask him and Tate will likely say he's okay with that. Why? Because...
Via FatManWriting
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate responds to Barry Church's trash talk

Golden Tate responded to Barry Church’s trash talk and said the Cowboys safety made a mistake by opening his mouth ahead of Sunday’s NFC wild-card playoff game between Detroit and Dallas. Church said in a radio interview with KRLD Wednesday that he was looking forward to getting revenge on Tate for delivering a hit that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: Loss to Patriots was 'embarrassing'

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate, who is no stranger to stirring up the pot publicly, had some stinging words about how his team performed in a 34-9 loss to the Patriots on Sunday afternoon. It’s one of those games, we just…it’s embarrassing,” Tate said, via “We’ve got to chalk it up and have a short-term memory. That’s the most important thing,...
Via Sportsnaut
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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