- We’re still all eagerly awaiting the Detroit Lions debut of Dwight Freeney, but this may be able to carry you over until Sunday’s game against the Ravens. GO-GO GADGET SPIN MOVE:
Dwight Freeney dot gif pic.twitter.com/sfB9rJw2sG— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 1, 2017
I know he’s 37 years old, but this is still exciting.
- The national media seems to have just now picked up on how little help Matthew Stafford has received from the running game. So here are a couple more stats to throw on the Lions-haven’t-had-a-100-yard-rusher-since-Reggie-Bush heap:
Lowest % of career starts with 100+ yards of rushing support since 2001— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) December 1, 2017
1. Matthew Stafford 27.5%
2. Andrew Luck 32.9%
3. David Carr 32.9%
4. Josh McCown 35.2%
5. Joey Harrington 38.2%
6. Ryan Tannehill 39.0%
7. Aaron Rodgers 39.7%
8. Cam Newton 39.8%
9. Sam Bradford 40.0%
Total 100-yard rushing games:— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) December 1, 2017
Barry Sanders: 76 in 153 career games.
All Lions players: 28 in 299 games since Barry Sanders retired.https://t.co/NdvebM6BGU pic.twitter.com/dB3SXlT2yE
- The Lions made a small roster transaction on Friday, releasing center Leo Koloamatangi from the practice squad, while bringing back linebacker Thurston Armbrister to the 10-man team.
- Dan Orlovsky is on Twitter and doing some amazing film breakdowns. If he doesn’t have a future in coaching, he has one in broadcasting. Here he is discussing an impressive Matthew Stafford throw:
Where’s this ball going and is it completed? Awesome freeze frame/video example of what a NFL QB sees. @Lions QB Matthew Stafford with incredible anticipation and accuracy under pressure. #lions #DetroitLions #dontflinch @FOXSportsDet @DetLionsPodcast pic.twitter.com/Xd9wNfzoL3— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) December 1, 2017
- NEW TALKIN’ WITH T.J.! NEW TALKIN’ WITH T.J.! NEW TALKIN’ WITH T.J.! NEW TALKIN’ WITH T.J. (with Marvin Jones Jr.)
- Former NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz posted his Disrespectful Blocks of the Week, one of which includes Ezekiel Ansah getting pancaked by a Vikings tight end:
Disrespectful Blocks: Taking these tackles to the sidelines!
These blocks from Week 12 are some of the biggest and baddest this season!Posted by Pride of Detroit on Thursday, November 30, 2017
- Pro Football Focus made an observation about all 32 NFL teams. For the Lions, they noted just how dominant Kenny Golladay has been over the past three games.