Free agents safety Charles Woodson is ‘open’ to the possibility to playing in Detroit and the team could have a very good tandem along with Louis Delmas.
However, as Woodson tours teams, the one who stops posturing will win his services.
Oakland and Denver have offers on the table, the New York Giants have interest, Woodson has a market that’s growing, but there is still time to grab the veteran.
He would provide the solid mature leadership of a Super Bowl champion; show how it’s supposed to be done. When asked if would like to play for the Lions, Woodson replied:
“If I make it out of my visit with Oakland, like I just made it out of the visit with Denver, then I’m open,” Woodson said, via Angelique S. Chengelis of the Detroit Free Press.
“Here’s the thing about the Lions, the Lions have players. What the Lions haven’t been able to do is put it together. That winning attitude and to be able to start those winning ways, it has to start somewhere. …
Just the other day, Lions reporter Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press was reporting that backup QB Shaun Hill has been walking around with a boot on his left foot. The reason for the boot according to Birkett was due to Hill undergoing minor surgery to repair a minor but nagging injury.
Just talked to #Lions backup QB Shaun Hill. Has a boot on his left foot. Said he underwent a minor surgery to repair a nagging injury.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 17, 2013
Despite the surgery, Hill expects to be 100 percent by the start of training camp.
So no problem and no worries correct?
Well you’d think there would be some sense of apprehension for the Lions given Hill is 33 years old which is by most account over the hill in terms of NFL shelf life.
But this doesn’t seem to be the case for the Lions who didn’t really do anything to address the situation.
Beyond Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill the Lions don’t have a legitimate NFL starter. Currently as a third string Detroit has untes…
We like our athletes big, bold and fearless.
We tend to not allow much room for vulnerability.
They are however, quite human and as such they to fall prey to the same statistics that provide a snapshot into the sample size of American life.
Mental health awareness is gaining more exposure as the taboos and stereotypes that are associated with these various disorders are either shattered or overcome.
Recently the plight of former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has forced even the hardest heart to pray for the young man’s welfare.
The behavior associated with his multiple arrests are not simple cries for help.
They are an illogical pattern of behavior that may date back to incidents that occurred during his freshman days at California’s University High School.
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2.4 Detroit Lions Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State (6-0, 192)
With the fourth pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, the Lions selected CB Darius Slay out of Mississippi State. For the second year in a row the Lions go after a player with injury concerns. In 2012, they drafted WR Ryan Broyles who was coming into the NFL with a newly rehabbed knee. This time, they select Slay who tore his meniscus during the off-season. He was a potential first-rounder before the injury and the Lions hope he can fully recover to stabilize a secondary that has been a mess for as long as I can remember. Last year alone, the Lions started 10 different combinations in the secondary.
Darius, if healthy, will start from day one. As a Lions fan, I sure hope he can, because watching our secondary crumble around a solid defensive line the past few seasons is almost too much.
He has great size for a corner and tremendous speed running a 4.36 forty. With only 13 starts in college, Slay comes into the NFL …
Titus Young has been the talk of the league this offseason.
First, he was released from the Detroit Lions, just two seasons after the team drafted him in the second round. He had a me-first attitude, and it didn’t seem to phase him when they let him go.
Shortly after his release, the receiver-needy Rams brought him in to give him a second chance – but that didn’t last longer than a weekend before they realized they were in too deep and gave him walking papers.
Since his second release, he’s been booked and arrested four different times. Ranging from robbing a convienience store, to attempting to steal his car back from an impound lot after a DUI.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that he has some issues, and many have suggested that he get help.
According to ex-teammate Stephen Tulloch, Young is aware of his issues, and had opened up about them in the past.
“He’s aware of the situation that he’s dealing with and he showed me a paper and we went over it and I looked over it, and I un
The Detroit Lions are making sure to give their young quarterback Matthew Stafford all the weapons he needs to have a successful 2013 season after the signal caller regressed during the 2012 campaign. Stafford, blessed with one of the strongest arms in the NFL today, newest weapon comes in the form of speedster running back Reggie Bush.
Bush has made it clear that he is excited for the possibilities of the new Lions offense. And while talking with the NFL Network recently, Bush shared his thoughts regarding the future for his new quarterback. A future that he believes, is extremely bright.
“Getting a chance to play with Calvin Johnson, arguably the best receiver in football right now, and Stafford, who’s a good young quarterback, has a huge arm and has a lot of talent and tremendous upside,” Bush said. “And he’s a leader. He has all the qualities and intangibles to be a Hall of Famer one day and be a great quarterback in this league.
“He’s on his way there, so I’m excited to play wit
The Detroit Lions are making sure to give their young quarterback Matthew Stafford all the weapons he needs to have a successful 2013 season after the signal caller regressed during the 2012 campaign. Stafford, blessed with one of the strongest arms in the NFL today, newest weapon comes in the form of speedster running back [...]
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Detroit Lions backup quarterback Shaun Hill is recovering from minor surgery on his foot. Hill had the surgery to repair a “nagging injury” on his left foot.
The Lions needed Hill for only one game last season. Hill came off the bench to go 10-of-14 for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Tennessee.
Hill, 33, is one of the leagues better backup options should something happen to starter Matthew Stafford and should be ready to go by the time training camp rolls around. His contract with the Lions is up at the end of this season.
Today’s installment of Choose Your Quarterback pits Matt Ryan against Matthew Stafford, the Nos. 6 and 7 assets in my latest rankings of the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks.
For what it’s worth, they’re also the franchise faces for Atlanta and Detroit the only two places I’ve ever called home.
Here’s a week-by-week fantasy breakdown of Stafford vs. Ryan … just in case you’re torn on which quarterback offers better value in Round 3 of all drafts:
Week 1Ryan (@ New Orleans) over Stafford (vs. Minnesota)
Week 2Stafford (@ Arizona) over Ryan (vs. St. Louis)
Week 3Stafford (@ Washington) over Ryan (@ Miami)
Week 4Ryan (vs. New England) over Stafford (vs. Chicago)
Week 5Stafford (@ Green Bay) over Ryan (vs. N.Y. Jets)
Week 6Stafford (@ Cleveland) over Ryan (BYE)
Week 7Ryan (vs. Tampa Bay) over Stafford (vs. Cincinnati)
Week 8Ryan (@ Arizona) over Stafford (vs. Dallas)
Week 9Ryan (@ Carolina) over Stafford (BYE)
Week 10Stafford (@ Chicago) over Ryan (vs. Seattle)
Week 11Ryan (@ Tamp
In one of his routines, comedian Chris Rock once said that he’s not saying O.J. Simpson shoulda killed his ex-wife, but he ’understands’… We all laughed, because it’s comedy. But when troubled former Lions receiver Titus Young says it to his ex-girlfriend, it’s definitely restraining order time. And that’s exactly what his ex and mother of his 8-year-old son did, according to the (Riverside, Calif.) Press Enterprise. She was granted a temporary restraining against him after filing the complaint on May 8th, two days before his latest arrest. “He would say things like, ‘I understand why O.J. killed his wife,‘” the restraining order request alleges. “He got mad and yelled at my neighbors and tried to fight multiple people that he doesn’t even know.” The request also echoes Young’s father’s comment about his son’s mental condition: “Titus Young Sr. has been clinically diagnosed with a mental disorder and I am afraid of what he is capable of doing,” the request reads. “
The young men selected as the new crop of Detroit Lions might want to take a moment to carefully go over the photographs of their predecessors. Shoot, some photos referenced here may actually be found hanging in Allen Park or at Ford Field. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, these were not just football players, they were the terrors of what is now the NFC North. These days, there are very few throwbacks playing this game. When a player does show up out of college,with the strength, attitude and prowess to have played and survived 50 seasons ago, opponents tend to whine and cry foul, using the terms “filthy” and “dirty”. Oh, my kingdom for a time machine that I might return these people to Tiger Stadium, Lambeau Field, Metropolitan Stadium or Soldier Field in the intemperate falls and winters of the late 50′s and early 60′s to face the day’s players and give them something to really whine about… Read more
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young’s legal problems are only getting worse.
According to Riverside County court documents, his son’s mother Marjani Maldonado filed for a permanent restraining order against him on Thursday, citing a threat of domestic violence.
Maldonado first requested a restraining order May 8, three days after Young was arrested twice in one day.
On May 5, Young was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard in Moreno Valley.
The 23-year-old was arrested a third time on May 12, for allegedly breaking into a San Clemente home.
He was charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
Hall of Fame defensive lineman “Mean” Joe Green tells the Detroit Free Press that Ndamukong Suh needs to keep playing his way (Credit: Presswire) Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has had been accused of playing dirty during his NFL career. Suh’s reputation was damaged further when he stomped on a Green Bay Packers player during the team’s 2011 Thanksgiving match-up. Despite, the accusations of dirty play, one former NFL player has some advice for Suh, keep playing your way. Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman “Mean” Joe Greene spoke to the Detroit Free Press about Suh’s playing style. “He is a powerful man,” Greene said of Suh. “Unfortunately for him is that he’s letting some of this notoriety and publicity get in his head a little bit. By that I mean it changes the way he approaches the game, cause if he changes that he’s not Ndamukong anymore. And you need an edge to play in the pit. Anybody that talks about what you shouldn’t do hasn’t been in there
Titus Young’s girlfriend files for a restraining order after he told her, “I understand why O.J. killed his wife”
Titus Young’s girlfriend has decided to file a restraining order against him following his multiple arrests. It sounds like he’s had some serious issues with her as well. “He would say things like, ‘I understand why O.J. killed his wife.’ He says, ‘We’re always gonna be a family and I’m always going to be his,’” the restraining order request states, per the Press-Enterprise. “He got mad and yelled at my neighbors and tried to fight multiple people that he doesn’t even know.” The report also claims that Young has been threatening and harassing his girlfriend. “He would say things like, ‘I understand why O.J. killed his wife,’” she wrote. “He got mad and yelled at my neighbors and tried to fight multiple people that he doesn’t even know.” There’s no doubt that Young is a danger to society and has a good chance at landing in prison. Need NFL Tickets? The post Titus Young’s girlfriend files for a restraining order after he told her, “I understand why O.J. ki
Darius Slay has traded rookie minicamp for arthroscopic surgery on his meniscus. Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported the surgery and the word was passed around early this week..
Slay underwent the surgery on May 3, 2013. From early comments after the draft, it was thought that the meniscus was of little concern and that surgery might be off the table, but the Lions’ medical staff must have thought it best to correct the problem now. The procedure, which is not a big deal, should not take much away from Slay’s progress learning the new system he is in. Surgery of this type generally restricts a person for a period of a week up to three weeks, but in any event, Slay is expected to be ready for training camp… Read more