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Lions notes: Detroit’s offense took 4th-longest to snap the ball in 2017

The Lions went no-huddle more than any other team, but took the 4th longest to actually snap the ball.

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  • The Detroit Lions went no-huddle more than any other team in 2017, according to NFLSavant.com. However, that doesn’t mean the Lions snapped the ball very quickly. In fact, they took the fourth longest of any NFL team to snap the ball once the play clock started.

  • Chris Burke of The Athletic has an article from December explaining why the Lions’ no-huddle offense isn’t really about speed. (currently unlocked, no subscription required)

  • Matthew Stafford was incredibly accurate on short-yardage passes last year:

  • Pro Football Focus has a nice recap of the Detroit Lions 2018 draft class, although they curiously skip over third-round pick Tracy Walker:

  • Got pipes like Marvin Jones Jr.? The Detroit Lions will be holding tryouts to perform the national anthem at home games in 2018. If you’d like to be considered, film an acapella version of yourself singing the anthem and submit it here.

  • 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster had his preliminary hearings on his domestic abuse arrest on Thursday, and his ex-girlfriend recanted the accusations in disturbing detail: