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Two-year rewind: Sean McVay says it’s “insane” to think Jared Goff is going anywhere

Two days ago, Rams coach Sean McVay made it clear that he’s thrilled with his upgrade from Jared Goff to Matthew Stafford before chastising the media for accurately repeating and commenting on the content, tone, and tenor of McVay’s remarks. Two years ago, McVay went with something that seems, in hindsight, even more outlandish. June [more]

Sean McVay admits he’s in a better mood this offseason

Rams coach Sean McVay said it . . . and then walked it back. During a Super Bowl host committee news conference Thursday, McVay answered a question about what he thought of Matthew Stafford by explaining his mood. “I think I’ve been very happy,” McVay said, smiling, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “Everybody says, ‘Man, [more]

Trey Flowers eager to learn in Lions’ new defense

When the Lions signed Trey Flowers to a five-year, $90 million contract two years ago, they did so envisioning him as the perfect defensive end in coach Matt Patricia’s system. That went out the window when Patricia was fired, and now Flowers is shifting to outside linebacker under a new coaching staff. Flowers said the [more]

Dan Campbell: All Lions coaches are vaccinated

Lions head coach Dan Campbell may come across at times like a meathead, but he’s leading a coaching staff that’s doing the smart and responsible thing when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. Campbell revealed today that his entire coaching staff has been vaccinated. Two coaches are still less than 14 days removed from the [more]

Dan Campbell on Todd Gurley: It has to work on our terms

After running back Todd Gurley visited the Lions in May, head coach Dan Campbell said the team had interest in having him in the backfield with former teammate Jared Goff. Gurley has not signed with the Lions and word on Thursday is that he’s moving on for a visit with the Ravens. Given the depth [more]

Jared Goff: Dan Campbell and Anthony Lynn have really empowered me

Head coach Dan Campbell’s reviews of starting quarterback Jared Goff have been quite positive — as they should be during the offseason program. That praise is going both ways. During his Tuesday press conference, Goff spoke positively of the environment Campbell and General Manager Brad Holmes have created. Plus, he likes that Campbell and offensive [more]

Dan Campbell not worried about outside reaction to his style

When the Lions introduced Dan Campbell as their head coach, he made headlines by discussing his desire to see his team bite the kneecaps off of opposing players. He’s continued to garner attention around the football world in subsequent media appearances. He’s talked about wanting a real lion at the team’s practices and donned a [more]

T.J. Hockenson on Jared Goff: That guy just has a different mentality

While a different Lions regime selected T.J. Hockenson with the eighth pick of the 2019 draft, the tight end still figures to be a cornerstone of Detroit’s offense in 2021. But someone new is throwing him passes this year in Jared Goff. During an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Tuesday, Hockenson spoke [more]

Lions sign Reggie Gilbert

Linebacker Reggie Gilbert is back in the NFC North. The Lions announced Gilbert’s signing on Monday. No terms of the deal were disclosed. Gilbert signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and spent his rookie season on the practice squad. He appeared in 18 games over the next two seasons and [more]

Julian Okwara wants he and his brother Romeo to get double-digit sacks with Lions

One of the reasons edge rusher Romeo Okwara re-signed with the Lions before hitting free agency was his brother’s presence on the roster. Detroit selected Julian Okwara, also an edge rusher, in the third round of the 2020 draft. But he didn’t see much playing time as a rookie, as he was on the field [more]

Anthony Lynn planning to make use of D’Andre Swift’s “natural hands” in passing game

Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said last week that he’s planning to go with the hot hand at running back this season, but that won’t be limited to how well players are running the ball. The passing game will also play a role in who is on the field and D'Andre Swift may benefit from [more]

Jamaal Williams: I love Aaron Rodgers, but for the Lions he should stay out

Lions running back Jamaal Williams played with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay the last four years before signing in Detroit this year. And while Williams came to be good friends with Rodgers, he would be fine with Rodgers and the Packers not settling their differences any time soon. Williams acknowledged that what’s bad for the [more]

Lions sign Michael Warren, waive Rakeem Boyd

The Lions have signed a running back — but not the one who was a main topic of conversation for Detroit’s coaches on Thursday. Michael Warren has signed with the club, Detroit announced Friday morning. Warren entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati, signing with the Eagles. He did not make [more]

Lions waive Nick Bawden

The Lions announced they waived fullback Nick Bawden on Thursday. The Lions selected Bawden in the seventh round of the 2018 draft. He did not play in two of his first three seasons because of offseason injuries. In three seasons in Detroit, Bawden appeared in 10 games and missed 38. He caught four passes for [more]

Michael Brockers: I can see we have a lot of young talent in Detroit

For nine years across two cities, Michael Brockers was one of the main features of the Rams’ defensive line. Now at the age of 30, Brockers is starting anew in Detroit. The Lions acquired him from L.A. for a 2023 seventh-round pick, then signed him to a new three-year deal after the trade was complete. [more]

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