- The Detroit Lions wants fans to show up early for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, as they have several things planned before kickoff, including a tribute to late owner William Clay Ford. (Actor Jeff Daniels is going to introduce the video tribute.)
- Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond made headlines this week by saying that Calvin Johnson "has some weaknesses for sure." Johnson's response? It was a good one:
Does Calvin Johnson have any thoughts on Walter Thurmond's comments that he has weaknesses: "No, I don't. I have to use the restroom though"— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 5, 2014
- In response to Thurmond's comments, Jim Caldwell made it clear that he doesn't think "bulletin-board material" is necessary to motivate his players.
- You have to like Eric Ebron's attitude when it comes to touchdown celebrations:
Don't expect TD dances from Eric Ebron: "I don’t dance. I don’t dance. I just give it to the ref and I’m out. I’ll be back." #Lions #Giants— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) September 4, 2014
- If the Lions end up signing Champ Bailey, these two stats will be pretty amazing to think about:
#Lions Darius Slay, slated to start at CB, was 8 years old when Champ Bailey started in the league in '99.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) September 4, 2014
If the Lions sign Champ Bailey and he ends up starting next to Rashean Mathis, their combined age would be 70.— Carlos Monarrez (@cmonarrez) September 4, 2014
- In honor of Thursday night's season-opening game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, Golden Tate wrote about the "Fail Mary."
- Michigan and Notre Dame are wrapping up their rivalry -- for now, anyway -- on Saturday, and I agree 100 percent with Tate's thoughts on this:
Golden Tate was asked about the Michigan/Notre Dame game going away: "I strongly disagree with them getting rid of this game."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) September 4, 2014
- Former Lions running back Mikel Leshoure landed a workout with the Indianapolis Colts. It's no surprise that the Colts are interested in him considering they were the main team in trade rumors involving Leshoure a year ago.
- Facebook's 2014 NFL fan map is out.
Lions notes: Calvin Johnson, Eric Ebron, more
Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson, Eric Ebron and much more.
By Sean Yuille