Mar 26, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web


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Tulloch having fun in Lions’ new ‘uptempo’ defense
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

For the first time since his rookie season in 2006, Stephen Tulloch is learning a new scheme under defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.

Dominic Raiola OK with Detroit Lions drafting his successor
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

Dominic Raiola is coming off a career season. And the Detroit Lions are considering selecting his replacement in next month’s draft.

That could be awkward.

But Raiola, entering his 14th season with the club, is approaching the situation with realism and professionalism.

“I’m not going to last forever,” the 35-year-old said.

Lions coaches, players scared to tell Suh he’s wrong
Drew Sharp — Detroit Free Press

The Lions don’t have the backbone to tell Ndamukong Suh he’s wrong.

They’re scared. They’re trembling in fear about alienating one of their few impact players in the last year of his rookie contract that they’ve compromised their self-respect. Try as they could in diminishing the residual effects of Suh blowing off the opening day of the voluntary three-day minicamp Tuesday, it was inescapable that Suh is making the organization look foolish with his blatant lack of regard of a newcoach attempting — again — to instill a new, winning culture.

Detroit Lions Draft Countdown: Making the Case for Sammy Watkins
Brandon Alisoglu — Bleacher Report

Golden Tate by himself did not solve the Detroit Lions’ receiver problem, but the addition of Sammy Watkins wouldn’t either. It would eviscerate it.

I get it. Plenty of fans are hesitant about trading up in such a deep draft for one guy when there are other issues that have to be addressed.

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