- Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News put together his annual special teams rankings, and the Detroit Lions jumped from 14th last year to second this season.
- Part of the success of that special teams unit was punter Sam Martin. Sam Martin has a dog. It is a good dog:
Leo the labradoodle's first owners didn't want him... then he met his new "dad," Lions punter Sam Martin https://t.co/eXe3heNG28 pic.twitter.com/NrPna1EK2D— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 10, 2017
- Joey Bosa won defensive player of the year honors a week ago. He credited Lions offensive tackle, and former Buckeye teammate, Taylor Decker for helping him prepare for the NFL:
Chargers DE Joey Bosa: 'I owe a lot' to Detroit Lions OT Taylor Decker https://t.co/zPSe5L4Opo via @freep— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 13, 2017
- MLive’s Nate Atkins looked at how the screen pass helped make Golden Tate a more effective offensive threat.
- Travis Swanson wasn’t able to finish the 2016 season, missing the last five games due to a concussion. This has led to some fans to question whether Swanson will ever play again, but the Lions starting center certainly seems ready to get started:
Is it April yet? pic.twitter.com/VrTApc3PYX— Travis Swanson (@Tswan64) February 12, 2017
- Pro Football Focus released the remaining 51 names in their Top 101 Players of 2016 list. Only one Lions player made the list: Matthew Stafford at 99.
- DetroitLions.com gathered several people from the Lions media in TV and radio and asked them make their dream selection for the Lions in the first round.