Jul 27, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson (13) signs autographs after training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Glover Quin expects Detroit Lions to bring more blitzes this season
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions haven’t been much for blitzing in recent seasons.

According to STATS LLC, the Lions brought five or more pass-rushers on 19.2 percent of passing downs in 2012, ranking 27th in the NFL. That was actually up from the season before when they finished 31st with a 17.4-percent blitz rate.

Safety Glover Quin, one of Detroit’s prized free agent additions, expects that to change this season.

Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson ‘definitely better’ – if that’s even possible
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Calvin Johnson swatted away Chris Houston’s hand, and in an instant was barreling full speed down the sideline. Ten yards later, he stopped on a dime, leaned back and with Houston draped on his 6-foot-5 frame, plucked a Matthew Stafford pass out of the air just as he fell to the ground.

Houston turned back toward the line of scrimmage in disbelief. Another amazing catch by the game’s best receiver that he couldn’t do a single thing about.

Stephen Tulloch welcomes fresh start with Lions
Chris McCosky – The Detroit News

Stephen Tulloch wanted no part of the discussion.

“Oh man, last year is over with, I’ve put it behind me,” he said.

You can’t blame him for that. As the team was disintegrating, losing its last eight games of the season, Tulloch was trying to play and lead the defense on miserably aching knees. That he played all 16 games and again led the team with 112 tackles was remarkable.

Detroit Lions’ Rob Sims playing role of teacher to ex-Cat Larry Warford
Lexington Herald-Leader

It was one of those veteran-rookie teaching moments. Rob Sims had the lead role of veteran, imparting the wisdom he has gained in seven years as a starting guard in the NFL to rookie Larry Warford.

Warford, a former University of Kentucky and Madison Central High School star, had some good moments, bad moments and average moments during Sunday’s training camp practice, according to a report on DetroitLions.com.

Sims counseled Warford during breaks. He wants to do for young players what tackle Walter Jones and other veterans did for him when he was a rookie with the Seattle Seahawks in 2007.

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