Middletown native Amari Spievey has established himself as one of the top young players for the Detroit Lions going into his second NFL season. Spievey, who led Xavier to a state championship in 2005 as Connecticut’s player of the year before starting as a cornerback at the University of Iowa, was moved to strong safety by Detroit after getting drafted in the third round in 2010.
Calvin Johnson officially is a game-time decision for Friday’s exhibition opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, but after sitting out today’s practice the Detroit Lions receiver declared his left ankle to be “fine.”
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.