- ESPN's Ron Jaworski has Matthew Stafford 16th in his 2014 quarterback rankings.
- The Detroit Lions came in 18th in Cincy Jungle's NFL helmet rankings. Why wasn't their helmet design ranked higher? Cincy Jungle is not a fan of the Lions' use of the color black: "Go back to the blue facemask and the blue and white stripe. Get rid of the black."
- How are players paid during training camp? Dave Birkett has the answer:
Don't forget, pay is different in training camp. Vets make $1,700 a week, rookies and first-year players get $925. And room, board & travel.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) July 21, 2014
In addition to contract. Spelled out by CBA RT @undies7: just curious, is training camp pay a part of contract? Or is it entirely separate?— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) July 21, 2014
- EA Sports put together a video of NFL rookies (including Eric Ebron) reacting to their Madden 15 ratings. It's pretty great.
- Former Lions head coach Steve Mariucci is coming to town next month for training camp.
As part of @nflnetwork's training camp coverage, former #Lions coach Steve Mariucci will be live from Allen Park on Tuesday, Aug. 5— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) July 21, 2014
- The Jacksonville Jaguars' new scoreboards are pretty amazing.
Lions notes: Matthew Stafford, helmet rankings, more
Lions notes looks at Matthew Stafford, NFL helmet rankings and much more.
By Sean Yuille