- How exactly do the Detroit Lions see Reggie Bush fitting into their offense? Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said in an interview last week that Bush's role will be more like what it was in New Orleans than in Miami.
"Our plan for him is a little bit different than that, maybe going back to a little more the way he was used with the New Orleans Saints," Schwartz. "We think he can have a greater impact on the game when we give him the ball on his terms, on our terms, rather than running the ball into hard 8 boxes."
- The Lions will not be getting blue end zones with their new FieldTurf after all.
Lions president Tom Lewand said Ford Field will not have blue end zones this year & no decision made if team will wear throwbacks at some pt— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 19, 2013
- The Lions never made a run at signing free-agent cornerback DeAngelo Hall, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.
- The DUI case involving Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley still hasn't been resolved.
- Earlier this month, the Lions sent senior personnel executive Brian Xanders, scout Joe Kelleher and secondary coach Marcus Robertson to Central Michigan's pro day, according to the Free Press' Dave Birkett. The Lions were there primarily to see offensive tackle Eric Fisher and safety Jahleel Addae, who has apparently spoken with Robertson quite a bit.
- Michigan's Denard Robinson worked out at running back for part of his pro day earlier this month. He also did a much better job of catching the ball, suggesting that he is improving as a wide receiver.
Denard said he didn't drop a pass or punt at the pro day -- major, major improvement from the Senior Bowl— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) March 14, 2013
- It's pretty cool that defensive end Jason Jones is now with the Lions considering how connected he was to the team growing up.
Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) March 13, 2013
Jason Jones grew up a Lions fan - his favorite player (wait for it) was Barry Sanders. He'll play most DE with Lions.— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) March 13, 2013
Jones' home is 15 minutes from the Lions practice facility.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) March 13, 2013
- Lions safety Glover Quin's nickname is "GQ."
- Cornerback Chris Greenwood's goal is to start for the Lions.
- Lions offensive guard Rob Sims is going to miss playing next to Jeff Backus.
- Had the Lions not played on Thanksgiving just days after Backus got hurt last season, chances are his consecutive games streak wouldn't have ended.
- Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson was recently on NFL AM to talk about the team's free-agent signings.
- Former Lions wide receiver Derrick Williams is now with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.
- There will be a 2014 Pro Bowl, meaning the event has not been canceled (not yet, anyway).
Lions notes looks at Reggie Bush, Nick Fairley, some pro days and much more.