Detroit Lions

Sean Payton to reporter: “Be quiet.” (Video)

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was ticked off in his post-game news conference after losing to the Detroit Lions, 23-24. 
He called out a reporter for asking what he considered a dumb question. Then, he told another reporter not to interrupt.

Watch: Matthew Stafford Throws Amazing Fake Block

Watch: Matthew Stafford Throws Amazing Fake Block Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford shows off his versatility here throwing this fake block attempt against New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Parys Haralson. Helluva fake block by Matthew Stafford. Yeah, he’s not going up against Parys Haralson. — Josh Katzowitz (@joshkatzowitz) October …
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Saints suffer inexplicable loss 24-23 to Lions

The Saints are now 2-4, somehow, and all we can chalk this up to is some sort of road voodoo. The Saints were up 23-10 and in complete control of this game until a comedy of errors and referee contribution helped the Lions pull off the improbable comeback. This loss hurts worse than the Falcons game and Browns game and it will leave a mark both literally and figuratively. Multiple players went down with injuries and the injury list this week figures to be long. I don’t know where the Saints go from here but there can’t be too much confidence going up against a red hot Packers team. Too bad, because the Falcons and Panthers both got rocked and this was a tremendous opportunity to capitalize. Here are my bullets on the game:

I don’t know why Jimmy Graham was active. He was a complete non factor when he was in and clearly not right. No point in playing him.
The Saints were dominated in the trenches offensively. We’ve seen them run the ball well all year but it didn’t happen in this game. Suh and Fair

Golden Tate’s Reaction to Percy Harvin Trade Is Perfect (Photo)

The Percy Harvin trade shocked a lot of people me included. There have been reports of Harvin not getting along with teammates and giving Golden Tate a black eye three days before the super bowl.
Golden Tate is now with the Detroit Lions and responded first with this retweet:
Somewhere in Michigan this is @ShowtimeTate
— Brandon Lemons (@Brandon_E) October 17, 2014

Then Tate follow ed up with this awsome instagram post:


Enjoying this crisp fall evening in michigan. Excited for dinner with friends and family

H/T Bleacher Report

Golden Tate gives fantastic response to Percy Harvin trade

The Seattle Seahawks let WR Golden Tate walk and test the free agency market without even thinking twice. There were rumors of dissension and locker room incidents between Tate and other members of the team, including WR Percy Harvin and QB Russell Wilson. Lance Zierlein of Sports Talk 790 touched on some of that on Twitter….

Golden Tate has funny reaction to Percy Harvin trade

At first glance, the Percy Harvin trade may have come as a surprise, but as details continue to surface, it seems like the Seahawks really didn’t have much of a choice. Harvin, reportedly, was a major distraction in the locker room, even getting in several physical confrontations with teammates. One of those teammates was Golden Tate, who now plays with the Lion, and he subtlety let his feelings be known. First, Tate retweeted this tweet:
Somewhere in Michigan this is @ShowtimeTate — Brandon Lemons (@Brandon_E) October 17, 2014
And then he posted this awesome Instagram picture:   I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Tate and Harvin were not friends. You may also be interested in:

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Lions Place LB Travis Lewis On I.R. & Promote TE Jordan Thompson

The Detroit Lions have placed LB Travis Lewis on season-ending injured reserve and signed TE Jordan Thompson to their active roster, according to Tim Twentyman.
Lewis, 26, was taken in seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Lions. Last year, he was suspended for four games after he violated the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Lewis still has one year remaining on his four-year, $2,157,848 rookie contract and will make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.
His year ends with him appearing in two games and recording just two tackles.
Thompson, 24, signed on with the Lions as a free agent back in April. He was unable to make the final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but he was later added to the team’s practice squad.
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Lions place LB Travis Lewis on I/R; Activate TE from P/S

Today the Detroit Lions placed linebacker Travis Lewis on the injured reserve ending his season. In a corresponding move the team called up tight end Jordan Thompson. With both Jospeh Fauria and Eric Ebron banged up, Thompson might be active this week against the Saints. @ttwentyman: The #Lions have place LB Travis Lewis on injured […]
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Report: Percy Harvin Gave Golden Tate Black Eye During SB Week (Photo)

Anytime there is a major transaction in sports, all the juicy details about the bad seed in the arrangement seem to come out after the breakup.
In the wake of the Seattle Seahawks trading Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, details are now emerging about just how enigmatic Harvin really was.
According to Lance Zierlein, Harvin was a locker room nightmare, who actually gave Lions wide receiver Golden Tate a black-eye during the Seahawks week of Super Bowl preparation last February.
History of confrontations w/ teammates contd in SEA according to my guy including punching G Tate during SB week & near fight w/ #3 in ‘14
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) October 17, 2014

— Magnus Bendixen (@BendixenNFL) October 17, 2014

Check out how G.Tate is separated from WRs on diff row WITH black eye. RT @Minnott: @LanceZierlein He’s not wrong:
— Lance Zierlein (@La…

Detroit Lions fans will be very happy if these Week 7 bold predictions come true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin.
But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday.
So with that thought in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 7 in the NFL:
5. The Rams upset the Seahawks
Maybe this guy will show up against a depleted Seattle team
Seattle is playing really shorthanded on defense right now with middle linebacker Bobby Wagner down due to turf toe and cornerback Byron Maxwell out as well. If that weren’t enough their Pro Bowl center Max Unger and solid as a rock tight end Zach Miller have both been ruled out too. NFC West games are tough and the Rams have always given the Seahawks a run for their money. All this means that Austin Davis and the Rams will pull off a major coup again

Lions’ Devin Taylor Wore Spongebob Pants (Photo)

Devin Taylor wore them pants very proudly. 
Athletes really have a hard time dressing it seems. There’s also something about men in suits. But sadly, this isn’t the case. The pants seen on  Detroit Lions’ Devin Taylor are quite ridiculous. No clue as to why he wore them.
This can’t be real but it is.
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Detroit Lions named as NFL team likely to become next dynasty

What is a dynasty? How many championships does a team need to rack up in a certain period of time to qualify? The Niners of the 80s and 90s come to mind with their perfect 5-0 Super Bowl record. So do the Cowboys and Steelers, two proud franchises with multiple titles and dominant runs of their own.
How about right now in the NFL, who’s on the verge of becoming the next great dynasty? With no repeat Super Bowl champion in the last 10 years options are plentiful; with a variety of teams having a strong case about why they could be next. With that as a backdrop here are the 10 NFL teams right now that have the best chance of becoming a dynasty in the next 10 years.
10. San Francisco 49ers
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Question: What do you get when you combine one of the most athletic quarterbacks with a deep roster and a coach with a proven track record of success? Answer: The 49ers, who are firmly established as the team you need to beat in the NFC to get to th

Lions Raiola promised a donation to Wisconsin’s band, but they’re still waiting

Last year, Detroit Lions offensive lineman Dominic Raiola went on a verbal tirade on Sunday with obscene and homophobic comments directed at members of the University of Wisconsin Badger Band during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The incident happened during warmups. He issued an apology and said he would give the […] The post Lions Raiola promised a donation to Wisconsin’s band, but they’re still waiting appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.

Detroit Lions: Three keys to beating the New Orleans Saints in week 7

The Detroit Lions (4-2) will host the New Orleans Saints (2-3) this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Ford Field and aired on FOX.
This game will go one of two ways. The Detroit Lions will either play up to their talent level or they will struggle to produce a strong offense and it will lead to a close game that they will likely lose. Colin Cowherd put it best when labeling the Lions as untrustworthy. It can be hard to rely on a team that has had so many ups and downs since the season first began.
The last time the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints played was in 2008, the year the Lions went winless. The game was a blowout with the Saints beating the Lions 42-7. In hopes of avoiding another fatal catastrophe of those proportions, here are three keys to beating the Saints in week 7:
1. Call above average plays
Even the close games for the Lions have seemed dull. Two teams can only punt so many times before the drives blur together and the fans start to lose in interest. In an attempt to not

Detroit Lions competitors, rivals on the hot seat entering Week 7?

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just six weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance.
Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend:
5. Seattle Seahawks 
Sherman and the Seahawks chirped all offseason
The Seahawks are probably going to be just fine. Yet, besides their opening week win against the Packers, they haven’t looked nearly as dominant as the 2013 version of themselves. The loss to Dallas at home this past weekend puts them in what amounts to a two game hole in the race for the NFC No. 1 seed. A beat down of the Rams this weekend would get them back on track, but a surprising loss would raise a ton of questions.
Heat Index: 3 – Seattle’s not in any trouble… Yet. Still, this team needs to back its offseason trash talk up with a big winning streak to get things on track

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