Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Broyles’

Lions Camp Notes, Aug. 2nd

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Saturday was family day at Allen Park. There were jubilant kids everywhere. It also meant a day off for veterans Calvin Johnson and Rashean Mathis, and only shoulder pads and helmets for everyone else. I’m having issues with the picture uploader, unfortunately, so those will have to wait. I got some good shots, as did Kent Lee Platte’s mom, who knows her some football!

After practice I got to hobnob a little with some trusted sources and they gave me some interesting info on the recent draft, which I’ll write up in an article later this week. Teaser: the Lions would not make the big jump Buffalo did for Sammy Watkins, period.

The notes:

–Ryan Broyles is not being held back at all. In fact, he might be seeing more work than any other receiver. (more…)

Detroit Lions Training Camp Notes, Aug. 1st

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

It was the first day in full pads at Allen Park, and on a beautiful afternoon the Lions quickly got to work. So did I and Kent Lee Platte, who was kind enough to watch practice with me.

I tweeted out a great deal of observations, so for more additional notes please check my Twitter timeline @JeffRisdon from Friday afternoon. (more…)

Lions Pull off the Amazing Win

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

The first half of the Lions home game against the Cowboys saw the Lions Offensive line bullying the Boys all over the field.  Calvin Johnson dominated Brandon Carr.  Dez Bryant was a non factor for almost the entire first half. The Lions Defensive Line was getting consistent pressure on Tony Romo.  The Lions DBs were getting into the backfield with regularity, blowing any chance for the Cowboys to get a run game going.  And yet, the Lions headed into the half down by 3 points after Matthew Stafford threw two back-breaking interceptions, one of which was returned for a  TD.  The second half was more of the same.

For close to 59 minutes, the Lions just couldn’t catch a break.  They would drive down the field and score, bringing the deficit to three only to break down in coverage and allow a long TD.  Then again.  Finally, with barely over a minute left in the game, Matthew Stafford got the ball with two time outs left.  Magic ensued.  (more…)

Lions vs Cowboys: Six Hidden Matchups

Saturday, October 26th, 2013


Graphic from, a great Dallas fan site

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

Fans are always just a little less excited coming off a loss.  Even when that loss was by a last second buzzer beater against a perennial postseason contender.  Sure, the Lions had their flaws against the Bengals.  For the most part, though, they performed very well as a unit, and with only a few exceptions that was the case last week.  The Lions were simply outcoached and never adjusted their game plan to compensate.

This week, they face the cream of the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys.  Both teams are 4-3, both boast strong QBs and top flight WRs, and some sketchy defensive play.  The teams are far from similar, however, and the under the radar match ups this week have a theme of not necessarily being match ups if the teams had played each other week one.  (more…)

Five Takeaways From Detroit vs. Chicago

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Here are some expanded thoughts on the 40-32 victory over the Bears, a win which puts the Lions in first place after a quarter of the season.


Nate Burleson and How the Lions Replace Him

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car accident early Tuesday morning. (more…)

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