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I remember Dan Saleaumua. And I don't remember him being a cancer. :-s


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Going back a few posts, Schwartz has nothing to worry about as far as his contract goes. Jim Schwartz is by far the best HC we've had since I don't who and I 've been around for awhile.

Martin Mayhew, Tom Lewand and Bill Ford Jr. know very well what they have in Schwartz and his staff. To take into consideration, the Lion's W/L record or playoff games is asanine. To lowball him on a new contract is just as bad. The Lion's finally have a talented squad and a coaching staff to guide them.

One more year be it good or bad will just expose more need for talent. The bosses know this and will react accordingly.

Jim and Co. will get paid!


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Lions QB Matthew Stafford wins ESPY for best comeback

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was awarded the ESPY for best comeback athlete tonight at ESPN's ceremony in Los Angeles.


The quarterback passed for over 5,000 yards and started in every regular-season game (and the franchise's first playoff game in over a decade) after suffering major injuries in his first two seasons in the NFL.


Stafford, who was escorted to the awards by his girlfriend, Kelly Hall, thanked his teammates as he accepted the award. He also said he was happy to share the award with the city of Detroit, which "is on a comeback of its own."


Also up for awards tonight were Stafford's teammate Calvin Johnson, for best NFL player (won by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers) and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, for best male athlete (won by Miami Heat star LeBron James) and best MLB player (won by Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton).

Two other athletes from west Michigan were nominees: Grand Rapids' Floyd Mayweather Jr. won best fighter and Kalamazoo's Derek Jeter was up for best moment for his 3,000th hit last season. But the latter category was won by Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas for their touchdown in the playoffs for Denver.

Michigan State's Hail Mary pass to beat Wisconsin last fall was up for Best Play, but it lost to Christian Watford’s buzzer-beating basket in Indiana's win over Kentucky.

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Derek Jeter is from kalamazoo? I did not know that!

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Derek Jeter is from kalamazoo? I did not know that!


All right. How is it possible to grow up in Michigan and NOT know that Derek Jeter is from Kalamazoo? LOL. I remember the year he got drafted, ( I lived near KZoo then ), I was hoping the Tigers would draft him. Back then, the Tigers were in the same division as the Yankees. I was angry that the Yankees got him.


July 12th, 2012, 1:33 pm
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Jahvid Best still isn’t cleared for contact
Posted by Josh Alper on July 26, 2012, 11:27 AM EDT

It has been nine months since Lions running back Jahvid Best suffered his last concussion, but he still hasn’t been cleared for a full return to work.

Coach Jim Schwartz said Thursday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, that there’s “still a hurdle to go” before Best gets the green light for contact work. While Schwartz also said that there are meetings scheduled with doctors that could get Best final clearance in the next couple of days, Best’s lack of clearance has to be a bit of a concern for the Lions.

We heard that they expected him to get the medical go-ahead in June and Best declared himself symptom-free that month, but it is now almost August and they are still playing the waiting game. While caution is clearly an appropriate course of action to take with a player that has Best’s concussion history, the Lions need to start getting an idea about what he’s capable of doing for them this season. With Mikel Leshoure facing a suspension after a year lost to an Achilles injury, the Lions running game will need a healthy Best in the early part of the season.

There’s been a lot of focus on the Lions’ off-field issues this offseason, but the start of training camp will shift attention to on-field matters. Few of those loom bigger than the big question marks hanging over the team’s running backs.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... r-contact/

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Live updates from Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's pre-training camp press conference
Published: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 9:40 AM
By Justin Rogers

ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are scheduled to take the field for the start of training camp on Friday, but before they do that, coach Jim Schwartz will address the media for a press conference at the team's practice facility in Allen Park on Thursday.

Join MLive.com, starting at 10 a.m., as we provide live updates (internet connect willing) from Schwartz's presser. Please note, bullet points will be paraphrased, not direct quotes.

• First question is on Jahvid Best and Stephen Tulloch's injury status. Schwartz says that will be determined today when they visit the trainers today. Talks about the rookies being put on PUP, saying it's best to take the conservative approach. Schwartz wouldn't be surprised to see a few more veterans placed on PUP.

• How important is it to get Cliff here? Schwartz says there's a reason we do this. He'll be missing stuff.

• Best has taken a bunch of test to be cleared, but there's still a test to be cleared for contact. Team is working with top national doctors, not just team doctors, to make sure he is properly cleared.

• Schwartz says terminating Aaron Berry's contract was a very difficult from a football standpoint. Notes that he had done a great job this spring improving as a player. From a team standpoint, Schwartz says the decision was easy. Schwartz says you have to come to peace with those decisions and he's come to peace with it because if a player makes those kind of mistakes off the field, what kind of decisions will they make in big games.

• Our secondary is pretty fluid. We used a lot of combinations at the OTAs. Injuries are common, so we have to be prepared for situations like this, so our focus has been having guys with the third team running with the first team. We drafted three corners, two of which are healthy, so we have a lot of different candidates. Bill Bentley has already made significant strides. You look for players that can make a jump when the competition increases.

• Justin Miller has been a fantastic kick returner. He came into the league very young, but was a Pro Bowler several years back. He transformed his body from 205 pounds and a little pudgy, now he's in the 180s and ran very well. Drew Coleman is very experienced in the slot and we play half of our snaps in the nickel.

• You don't pass up a chance to add talented depth like Jonathan Scott. You will see a lot of our tackles taking snaps at guard, but you'll also see our guards taking snaps at tackle. We take seven offensive lineman into games, so they have to be able to play different positions.

• Schwartz declines to talk about his contract length, but says he's very grateful to the Ford family for the chance to continue to working for this franchise.

• Asked if team is ready to handle increased expectations? I don't know if it's a challenge right now. We're focused on training camp right now, not the regular season or the playoffs. We can't get too far ahead of ourselves. We all have high expectations here. Is there added pressure? Not really. The expectations of fans or media don't change the way we're going to prepare. We'll be consistent in our approach.

• We should have more competition this year. We won't have to look outside the team as much. Last year we put claims on half dozen guys, but I expect that to change. On the other hand, I expect guys we cut will be attractive to other teams. Your goal isn't competition, it's putting good players on the field. You can have four guys that aren't very good competing for a job. You don't want that.

• There are no expectations on when Avril will get to camp. Schwartz says they have eight or nine other guys they'll coach up until he arrives.

• Schwartz says he's talked with Avril a few times during the offseason and they've had no problem separating football from business.

• Best could be cleared as soon as today. It's a team and player decision, the league does not have to sign off on it.

• Today is all about physicals and logistics meetings, learning about hotels, meals, schedules. Conditioning tests will be tomorrow.

• Schwartz says the team is going digital, switching to iPads

• Team isn't worried about being a playoff team. Schwartz says they will approach meetings and practices like a playoff team and the end will take care of itself.

• Reiff is going to mainly play right and left tackle, but you'll definitely see him playing some guard in training camp.

• Berry release doesn't set a precedent. Every incident is different.

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/20 ... _lion.html

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Stafford stands amid 2009 draft rubble
August, 15, 2012
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

Was it just three years ago when we were all arguing about who the Detroit Lions should select with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2009 draft? The Lions narrowed their options to Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford, Baylor offensive lineman Jason Smith and Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry.

Curry was the choice of Lions fans wary of highly-drafted quarterbacks and desperately hoping for an improved defense.

Traditionalists wanted to draft Smith to replace what seemed to be an aging Jeff Backus.

The Lions, as it turned out, were sold on Stafford for months before the draft and negotiated with Smith and Curry only to aid their leverage with Stafford's agent.

I was reminded of those times this week when the St. Louis Rams, who drafted Smith No. 2 overall, demoted him to second-team right tackle. Curry, drafted No. 4 by the Seattle Seahawks, moved to the Oakland Raiders last season and is sidelined for the moment by a knee injury he reportedly sought stem-cell treatment for.

Stafford, I'm told, threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns last season.

To be clear, there weren't many people arguing from a public perspective that Stafford was the slam-dunk choice, myself included. It's hard to argue with it now.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_ ... aft-rubble

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Seifert wrote:
Stafford stands amid 2009 draft rubble
August, 15, 2012
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

Was it just three years ago when we were all arguing about who the Detroit Lions should select with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2009 draft? The Lions narrowed their options to Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford, Baylor offensive lineman Jason Smith and Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry.

Curry was the choice of Lions fans wary of highly-drafted quarterbacks and desperately hoping for an improved defense.

Traditionalists wanted to draft Smith to replace what seemed to be an aging Jeff Backus.

The Lions, as it turned out, were sold on Stafford for months before the draft and negotiated with Smith and Curry only to aid their leverage with Stafford's agent.

I was reminded of those times this week when the St. Louis Rams, who drafted Smith No. 2 overall, demoted him to second-team right tackle. Curry, drafted No. 4 by the Seattle Seahawks, moved to the Oakland Raiders last season and is sidelined for the moment by a knee injury he reportedly sought stem-cell treatment for.

Stafford, I'm told, threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns last season.

To be clear, there weren't many people arguing from a public perspective that Stafford was the slam-dunk choice, myself included. It's hard to argue with it now.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_ ... aft-rubble


There were a few of us shouting from the mountain tops that Stafford was the man. I jumped on his band wagon quite early in the process. I was even criticized for it because I am normally a defense early and often guy.


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BillySims wrote:
TheRealWags wrote:
Seifert wrote:
Stafford stands amid 2009 draft rubble
August, 15, 2012
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

Was it just three years ago when we were all arguing about who the Detroit Lions should select with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2009 draft? The Lions narrowed their options to Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford, Baylor offensive lineman Jason Smith and Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry.

Curry was the choice of Lions fans wary of highly-drafted quarterbacks and desperately hoping for an improved defense.

Traditionalists wanted to draft Smith to replace what seemed to be an aging Jeff Backus.

The Lions, as it turned out, were sold on Stafford for months before the draft and negotiated with Smith and Curry only to aid their leverage with Stafford's agent.

I was reminded of those times this week when the St. Louis Rams, who drafted Smith No. 2 overall, demoted him to second-team right tackle. Curry, drafted No. 4 by the Seattle Seahawks, moved to the Oakland Raiders last season and is sidelined for the moment by a knee injury he reportedly sought stem-cell treatment for.

Stafford, I'm told, threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns last season.

To be clear, there weren't many people arguing from a public perspective that Stafford was the slam-dunk choice, myself included. It's hard to argue with it now.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_ ... aft-rubble


There were a few of us shouting from the mountain tops that Stafford was the man. I jumped on his band wagon quite early in the process. I was even criticized for it because I am normally a defense early and often guy.



yeah......I have to be honest, This Curry Crow dinner im eating is pretty damn tasty!

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Just found this video, hope the link works.

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Here's another article from DL.com

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2012 ... mprovement

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John Clayton put out his QB rankings, at look at who he considers Elite:
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12. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Analysis: Welcome to the world of the elite, Matthew. After two injury-plagued seasons, Stafford stayed healthy last year and threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns. If that's not elite, I don't know what is.

Arrow is pointing: up

http://espn.go.com/nfl/preview12/story/ ... ers-part-2
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I'm so loooooooooonely, soooomebody pleeeease respoooooooond. ( Wellcome Back Kotter, Vinny's 1st apartment.) Too funny!


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NFL.com wrote:
Matthew Stafford broke blood vessel in hand against Raiders

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered an injury to his non-throwing hand during the second quarter of Saturday's preseason matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

Stafford broke a blood vessel in his left hand, Adam Schefter reported Monday. However, he is still expected to play Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams.

Stafford suffered the injury when he was hit by Raiders defensive end Dave Tollefson on an incomplete pass. Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website noted that Stafford appeared to hit his hand against a helmet.

Stafford was 8-of-10 passing for 68 yards before exiting the game.

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