Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detailed view of a Detroit Lions helmet sitting on the field against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web

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Caldwell likes two-point experimentation
Michael Rothstein –

Jim Caldwell hasn’t even met with his full team yet, but the first-year Detroit Lions head coach is already looking forward to the preseason.

Specifically, two games of it.

Those two games would be the ones where the NFL is going to tinker with the point-after-touchdown rules in a way to see if it can make going for two a more intriguing option than it currently is.

Detroit Lions: 6 Players Who Should See Their Roles Expand in 2014
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

Still, a few players are in line to see bigger roles in the fall.

Most are from the 2013 rookie class, and that’s no surprise. Detroit carefully and artfully built strong depth with an excellent rookie haul.

Now it’s time for many of those youngsters to take a step forward, just as Joique Bell, Kris Durham and Riley Reiff did a year ago.

Detroit Lions want a ‘flamethrower’ at pass-rushing outside linebacker
Kyle Meinke –

The No Fun League hasn’t banned flamethrowers yet, and the Detroit Lions could be looking to exploit the crack in the system.

“Anybody can use a flamethrower,” coach Jim Caldwell actually said, “and sometimes you find one here or there.”

Ticker: Mrs. Mike objects to husband’s Lions wardrobe during ESPN show
Steve Schrader — Detroit Free Press

ESPN2’s Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic looked pretty natty to us as they broadcast Monday from Ford Field before the Tigers’ Opening Day, wearing Lions jerseys given to them by Jim Caldwell and topped off by Tigers caps.

Golic had on 90, the number he wore for the Eagles, and Greenberg wore 5, which was Hank Greenberg’s number for the Tigers.

But Greenberg’s wife, Stacy, didn’t like it, tweeting: “Hey @Espngreeny….Take the Lions stuff off!! #YourWifeIsFromChicago #BearDown.”

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