Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions players celebrate after wide receiver Calvin Johnson (not pictured) caught a pass for a touchdown the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web


Scanning the Savanna searches the web for Detroit Lions news and notes each morning and brings it to your fingertips in one easy location.

Ebron chasing Rookie of the Year, but learning Lions offense comes first
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

Ebron, who just finished filming the final episode for Gillette Deodorant’s “Pressure Points” web series, wants to win rookie of the year, it’s just he has more important things on his mind for now.

“I really haven’t even sat down and thought about (my goals) yet,” he said. “I’m still trying to soak up Joe Lombardi’s offense, that’s the only thing I’m worried about. But I will eventually end up having goals of mine and things to do, but as of right now I don’t.”

O’HARA’S MONDAY COUNTDOWN: Expectations for the 2014 draft class
Mike O’Hara — DetroitLions.com

There is a long road ahead, with many obstacles and detours, from rookie minicamp to playing regular-season games, but this week’s Monday Countdown looks at where the Lions’ 2014 rookie class could make an impact.

For better or worse, Lions’ Suh just might stay
Bob Wojnowski — Detroit News

It’s about to begin, ready or not, fair or not. You can gripe if you wish, but the prudent move is to withhold judgment on Ndamukong Suh until, you know, something actually happens.

We’re entering a clamorous period with the Lions called S.O.S. — Summer of Suh. It’s not quite the Same Ol’ Stuff, as Suh enters the final season of his contract sending mixed signals interpreted (or misinterpreted) daily. Everything is high drama with Suh, but a little suggestion for Lions fans: Don’t vilify him before it’s necessary, if it ever is.

Dual-threat QB James Franklin makes bid for spot with Detroit Lions
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

Dual-threat quarterback James Franklin offers a unique skill-set in his bid to unseat Kellen Moore as the Detroit Lions’ third quarterback.

But make no mistake: Franklin considers himself a passer-first. And in a perfect world, passer-only.

“I don’t really like running,” said Franklin, who signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent. “I did it some in college, but I like throwing the ball.”

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  • George_Johnson

    Good luck in Franklin trying to unseat K Moore. K Moore is likely to unseat Orlovsky.