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Jim Caldwell: People Don’t Appreciate Matthew Stafford

Sorry Jim, but people don’t appreciate Stafford throwing awful interceptions. The Lions quarterback has curbed his enthusiasm for costly turnovers amid an up and down season, but Jim Caldwell still believes “Stafford is underappreciated.” “I think there’s a lack of appreciation for him around here, I think, at times,” Caldwell said at his weekly news conference Monday...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: Caldwell wants critics of his quarterback to ease off

Scott Mitchell -- the thinner one who set all those Lions passing records on some pretty good teams in the mid-1990s, not the fat guy on that Biggest Loser TV show -- might have been onto something when he said, quite frequently actually: "Detroit football fans are funny." He said it without humor because he didn't really mean funny the way most of us do. If he were to speak his...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Caldwell defends Stafford, Ebron; Playoff scenarios

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford and rookie tight end Eric Ebron, the team's first-round draft pick, are scrutinized almost on a weekly basis, even when the Lions are winning. That was again the case following Sunday's 20-14 victory at Chicago when Stafford threw two interceptions in the red zone and ended up a lowly 53.7 quarterback rating, and Ebron didn...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions positioned extremely well to make playoffs

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell is the king of the analogy. Here's the one he used Monday during his weekly news conference to emphasize the importance of his team being focused on the next game against Chicago and not start looking ahead in any way toward a possible playoff bid: "It's like texting and driving," Caldwell said. "That's a real-world example...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: Caldwell's 'it factor' makes difference to a well-focused team

ALLEN PARK -- Some coaches resort to a lot of yelling and screaming -- often saying the same things repeatedly -- to the point their players stop listening. Lions coach Jim Caldwell, conversely, rarely raises his voice, never curses -- and he keeps his players tuned in with an assortment of often-surprising teaching techniques. "Today it was Zen archery," guard Rob Sims said, shaking...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Why to watch Cornelius Lucas

The Detroit Lions had Cornelius Lucas on their radar throughout the draft process. First, assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson had an in-depth conversation with Lucas at the combine, and later Detroit was on the phone with him during the draft’s third day. After Lucas wasn’t drafted, the Lions made sure to scoop him up as quickly as possible. He agreed to sign with Detroit...
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Assessing Monday’s combine workouts

Detroit Lions: Assessing Monday’s combine workoutsSouth Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney NFL scouts around the league watched the linebacker and defensive line prospects complete their combine workouts on Monday. The most notable prospect being South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, who reasserted himself as one of the most explosive athletes that NFL scouts have ever laid their eyes...
February 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

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