Nov 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) runs after a pass reception Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 37-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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Stafford, offense tasked with play-intensive scheme
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com

After five seasons in the same system, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is going back to school.

New head coach, offensive coordinator, quarterback coach, receiver, tight end and scheme — nothing like a little summer school at the age of 26.

“This is a play intensive, verbiage intensive offense and it’s something that’s going to take time,” Stafford said. “The biggest thing right now is making sure we’re lining up correctly, running correct routes and mastering it as we go, but at the same time making sure that we’re not thinking out there, we’re just lining up and playing.

James Ihedigbo: Lions will be “hard-hitting, vicious, physical”
Michael David Smith — Pro Football Talk

Lions safety James Ihedigbo has a better idea than his teammates about what kind of defense they’ll be running in Detroit this season, as Ihedigbo has previously played with new Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin in Baltimore. Ihedigbo says it’s a defense that’s going to make life rough for opposing offenses.

Devin Taylor could be key to Detroit Lions’ varied defensive fronts
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions are installing a series of changes to their defense under new coordinator Teryl Austin.

Though the base scheme remains a 4-3, they are bringing more pressure from each level of the defense. They are blitzing from several angles and positions. They are mixing up the fronts.

Lions players stress fundamentals, education at Stephen Tulloch youth camp
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Stephen Tulloch and other Lions players preached the importance of education at the middle linebacker’s second annual youth camp at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

About 200 children between ages 9 and 13 from Michigan, Ohio and Canada attended the free camp, and the boys and girls learned several fundamental football drills over the three-hour session.

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