Jan 15, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell speaks during a press conference at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes


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Jim Caldwell placing emphasis on situational football
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com

Head coach Jim Caldwell stressed situational football over and over again in OTA and minicamp practices this spring.

At the end of every practice the team went through every conceivable mock situation they could think of, sometimes at full speed, sometimes in walk through fashion. For Caldwell, it was all about putting his team in real-game situations.

Ask Justin: Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh worthy of being league’s highest-paid DT
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

You folks offered so many thoughtful questions, I felt the need to provide a second round of answers. Enjoy.

Suh may not be leader, but could help Lions win
Shawn Windsor — Detroit Free Press

Ndamukong Suh believes the Detroit Lions have championship DNA. He told the NFL Network recently that the team possesses a core entering its prime.

If Suh believes both of these things, why hasn’t he inked a deal to stay in Detroit? Sure, it’s possible Suh will re-sign before training camp starts in a couple of weeks. It just isn’t likely.

Everyone is talking about Theo Riddick
Jeremy Mackinder — cover32

I keep hearing about Theo Riddick. The other players on the Detroit Lions can’t seem to stop praising him. Joique Bell feels Riddick could end up in the pro bowl this year. Dan Orlovsky sees the Lions making sure eight plays a game are run with the intention of throwing to Riddick. Orlovsky also thinks that no one can cover Riddick and that he could end up in a Darren Sproles type role in this offense.

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