The Detroit Lions pride report — week 3

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By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Detroit Lions 26 – 10 New England Patriots

After two pretty awful looking games, the Lions were facing the New England Patriots.  Exactly what the doctor did NOT order.

The Patriots were coming off of a loss to Jacksonville on the road and the word was that quarterback Tom Brady was irritated.  And that’s never a good sign. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah was ruled out for the game. Cornerback Darius Slay‘s status was unsure going into the game due to an injury from last week.

The Patriots were also dealing with some injuries of their own.  Safety Patrick Chung, CB Eric Rowe, and defensive lineman Trey Flowers were all out for the game.  So, the Lions actually had a chance.  Slim, but still a chance. It was amazing, actually, once the game got started to see what was taking place.

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The Detroit Lions pride report–week 3 preview

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Lions fans, the Matt Patricia era has not gotten off to a good start.  The veterans are potentially unhappy, injuries are starting to add up, and the run defense has been abysmal.  The run game remains troubled at best.

Despite all that, the Lions may have a chance to beat the New England Patriots. Granted, a lot of things would have to go their way, but it could happen.

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For the NY Jets, not where you start but where you finish

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Jets 48 – 17 Lions

It’s not where you start, it’s how you finish.

That famous quote definitely applied to the Monday Night Football game between the New York Jets and the Detroit Lions. Starting rookie quarterback Sam Darnold proved this to be true in particular in his debut performance.

Already having the pressure of being the first choice of coach Todd Bowles, and then the added pressure of this being your NFL debut, Darnold had a lot riding on the game. Unfortunately for Sam, it looked like it was going to be a long night.

On his very first play, he rolled out, locked on his target and released the ball but regrettably the intended target was nowhere in sight. However, Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs was, and he returned that pick for the Lions first touchdown.

Undaunted by his dreadful start, Darnold quickly adjusted, leading the Jets to a 48-17 victory at Ford Field. Darnold finished the night with 198 passing yards and two touchdowns.

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The Lions in Oakland

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By Sonja Greenfield//@Mom23RN

The much anticipated Matt Patricia era mostly officially begins tonight!  The Lions have made their way out to Oakland to take on the Raiders in their first preseason matchup under new head coach Patricia.   We all know that these are mostly scrimmages, but here are some things that I’ll be watching out for tonight.

Kerryon Johnson  Johnson was the 2nd round pick of the Lions in this past draft.  He’s a running back out of Auburn, and man, have the reports been good on him coming out of camp.  Anyone who’s watched a Lions broadcast in the past year or two knows that the Lions haven’t had a 100 yard rusher in a trillion years.

Could Kerryon be the one to break that?  As of now, it looks pretty good.  He’s been hardworking, playing different roles, such as pass catching, and pass protection.  He’s also gotten tips from former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.   Hoping we get to see some of that tonight.

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Why the Lions are doing things right: An offseason story

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By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

It’s July now, and finally, the speculation can turn into reality.  Will linebacker Jarad Davis be a bust?  Will rookie running back Kerryon Johnson be the Detroit Lions first 100-yard rusher in about a jillion years?  AND…the one that’s been on my mind for the longest:  Do people feel that Matt Patricia can make a difference with this team?

No, I’m not doubting the hire at all.  I guess what I’m thinking is this.  Back in April (pre-draft), I was at an event, and as tends to happen when I meet people, the topic of conversation turned to football.

We started talking Lions, and he asked me if I felt that the Lions are really going to be THAT much improved with this hire.  I, of course, said yes, and he looked at me a little funny.

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Bringing Up Matt Patricia’s Past

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By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN 

Late Wednesday night, an article was released on the Detroit News website regarding a sexual assault that indicated involvement by Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia.

The alleged assault took place in the spring of 1996, when Patricia and his friend, Greg Dietrich, “violently sexually assaulted” a victim on a spring break trip in Texas.  Both men were arrested, charged and indicted, but never got to go to trial.  According to the article, “the victim felt that she couldn’t face the pressures and stress of a trial” and the trial was dismissed.

Most Lions fans have chalked this up to clickbait, and a bunch of nothing.  Which surprised me a little, but that’s fine.  However, I think something to keep in mind is that if there was a “good” time for this to surface, the offseason is just that.  It’s the offseason.  This shouldn’t be a distraction later on down the road when the Lions are making a playoff push (I’m wishfully thinking here!).

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The Lions Get Their Running Back

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After surprising Lions Fans last night by drafting center Frank Ragnow out of Arkansas, the Lions traded up for the first time in the Bob Quinn era.  With, of course, New England.

They drafted Kerryon Johnson out of Auburn…and there was great rejoicing. After years of having a sub-par (and that’s being nice) running game, general manager Bob Quinn is finally addressing it.  After revamping the offensive line, now they add a running back.  Might this be the year that they get a 100-yard rusher?  It’s certainly starting to look that way.

Here’s how some of Lions Fans reacted to the pick:

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Frank Ragnow is Your Newest Detroit Lion

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I’ll be the first to admit.  When I saw that defensive end Harold Landry was going to be on the board for the Lions at the 20th pick, I was getting excited.  THIS was going to be the year the Lions FINALLY got it right, and are going to draft a much-needed player.

The pick was in, and it was center Frank Ragnow from Arkansas.

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OK, not initially what was expected. (This is why I don’t do mock drafts, it’s all too crazy.)  Though I did feel that offensive line was going to be addressed, I just didn’t think that they would address it so early.

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The Detroit Lions Pride Report: Free Agency

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By Sonja Greenfield// @Mom23RN

It’s been a whirlwind couple of days in the NFL.  Plenty of free agent signings have taken place, and the NFC North has gotten some big names.

The Packers got former Saints and Seahawks tight end, Jimmy Graham.  The Bears got former Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson and the Vikings were able to obtain quarterback Kirk Cousins.

The Lions, on the other hand, have been playing it sort of low key.  Outside of cutting TE Eric Ebron (more on that in my next article), the Lions have been quietly building their defense.

They added two linebackers yesterday in Christian Jones from the Bears and Devon Kennard from the Giants and today they acquired versatile cornerback DeShawn Shead from the Seahawks.

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