The Detroit Lions trade away Golden Tate

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

After months of speculation, it finally happened. Wide receiver Golden Tate was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 3rd round pick in next year’s draft.

Tate had been the subject of many rumors since the offseason. Not too long after the season started, we found out that there was talk of trading him for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski plus a first round pick. It didn’t happen so most probably forgot about it until the trade deadline got closer and closer. Then the rumor mill got going strong again.  Then today, the news broke that he was going to Philadelphia.

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Detroit Lions: The state of the pride, the Lionesses speak.

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

According to a 2001 New York Times article in describing the role of a lioness in a pride, they are responsible for the hunting and gathering of food.  They also have a true community where they are all the same, and there are no bosses.  They essentially are equal.

The same can be said for another group of Lionesses.  My fellow Lions fans who just so happen to be female.  These are some very smart women, and thankfully we’ve formed such a great community.

Because they’re pretty cool people and smart fans, I figured I’d chat with them and get their thoughts on the State of The Pride.  Here are their thoughts on the current state of the Lions going into week 5.

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Week 4 Detroit Lions Pride Report

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Dallas Cowboys 26 – Detroit Lions 23

Week 4 is in the books.  The Lions felt like world beaters last week after they were able to pull off the upset against New England.  Could their momentum carry over to the Cowboys?

They had their first 100-yard rusher in running back Kerryon Johnson, and their defense was playing out of their minds.  Could that momentum carry over to the Cowboys?

What started out to be a great game, unfortunately, wound up in disappointment.  The wide receivers, especially Kenny Golladay had some great catches and were overall impressive.

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

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By Marquita Quinones // @Latinlove729

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 Improvement of Eric Ebron

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By Sonja Greenfield @Mom23RN

The Detroit Lions picked a tight end with their first pick in the 2014 draft, Eric Ebron out of North Carolina.  Most were surprised.  At the time, the Lions had just signed tight end Brandon Pettigrew to a 4-year deal.   He proceeded to put a lackluster year together with lots of drops, just like Pettigrew.

In fact, most of his career he has been plagued with drops.  He would go back and forth with Lions fans on Twitter about that issue.  As his career went on, he wouldn’t argue as much, but he did change his tune.  He promised to work on the drops. Continue reading “The Improvement of Eric Ebron”

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Week 6 Detroit Lions Pride Report

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By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Lions 38 – 52 Saints

The Lions were in New Orleans today to take on the Saints.   In the recent past, the Superdome hasn’t been a bad place to play for the Lions.  The last 2 times they played there, they’ve won.  They’ve one the last 3 games against the Saints.  Coming off of a loss at home to the Carolina Panthers, the Lions came into the Superdome to try and right the ship.  Well, that didn’t go to well.  Tons of injuries, turnovers, and just “Shanahan-igans” all around.  It was a regression from earlier in the season.   Not exactly what the team was going for this week.

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Previewing Lions vs Saints

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By Sonja Greenfield  // @Mom23RN

Greg Barber (@intenseGB on Twitter)

Coming off of a loss at home to the Carolina Panthers, the Lions get to travel to New Orleans to take on the New Orleans Saints.  I decided to chat with an old friend,  Greg Barber.  Greg is a huge Saints fan. We’ve had him on our podcasts and webcasts before, and it’s always fun getting to talk to Greg!  Then at the end, he switched it up and asked me some questions! Continue reading “Previewing Lions vs Saints”

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The Pride Report: Week 3

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By Sonja Greenfield //  @Mom23RN

This week, the road to Super Bowl 52 brought the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons to Detroit. This was going to be a great showing of how the 2-0 Lions would match up to some of the best talent in the division.   At first, the game almost looked like Atlanta was going to run away with it, but safety Glover Quin got the Lions back in the game with a quick pick six of Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan.  It looked like quarterback Matthew Stafford was up to his usual 4th quarter come back antics, however a crazy, arbitrary rule kept wide receiver Golden Tate from scoring a last second touchdown.  The Falcons came away with the win, and handed the Lions a heartbreaking loss.

King Of The Pride:  Safety Glover Quin.  Quin’s pick six pretty much kept the game from getting out of hand and gave life to the crowd at Ford Field.  It appeared that he came out of nowhere to intercept Ryan.  Honorable mentions go to kicker Matt Prater and corner back Darius Slay. Prater was perfect on his field goals including two from over 50 yards away.  Slay was able to pick off Matt Ryan twice in the game.  According to ESPN Stats & Info, Matt Ryan had previously gone 309 passes without an interception, but had 3 today. Continue reading “The Pride Report: Week 3”

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