- On Monday, Larry Warford talked about what went wrong for the Detroit Lions' offensive line last season, and he also discussed the team's plan to get things back on track in 2015.
Larry Warford (1/2): "We tried to focus on a bunch of stuff at once, down to the smallest detail. ..."— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) April 20, 2015
Warford (2/2): "... With offensive line play, I mean, that's cool. But at the end of the day, you have to whoop somebody's ass."— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) April 20, 2015
Really good stuff from Warford today. Said OL tried to get too technical last year. Too fancy. Want to simplify this year. Back to basics.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) April 20, 2015
Joseph Fauria and Warford were both able to avoid offseason surgery after dealing with injuries during the 2014 season.
Jeremy Ross officially signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender on Monday, meaning he is now officially back on the Lions' roster.
- It doesn't sound like Lions players are upset with James Ihedigbo for skipping the team's voluntary workouts while he waits for a new contract.
Don Carey says he understands what Ihedigbo is doing for his family. No hard feelings over not showing up— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) April 20, 2015
- Jason Jones, Drew Brees and other NFL players were at the University of Michigan over the weekend for a "franchising boot camp."
Brees thinks the Lions could have "a pretty electric offense" this year, and he admitted that Matthew Stafford is "a lot more talented thrower" than him. There's more to running a successful offense than simply having a good arm, of course, but hopefully another year in Joe Lombardi's system will allow Stafford to take that next step as a quarterback.
- Former Lions running back Jahvid Best is now pursuing a track career.
- Jim Caldwell cleans up pretty well:
Joique Bell (@JoiqueBell) April 19, 2015
- Small world:
Crezdon Butler said Jim Caldwell's parents go to his church in Asheville, N.C.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) April 20, 2015
Lions notes looks at Larry Warford, Jeremy Ross and much more.