Jun 10, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) hands the ball off to running back Reggie Bush (21) during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes

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

Matthew Stafford embracing change
Mike O’Hara — DetroitLions.com

From the outside, the Lions’ Allen Park headquarters looks the same as ever. But inside, there has been a renovation of the major pieces that affect Matthew Stafford’s role as quarterback and team leader.

Breaking Down Detroit Lions’ 5 Biggest Training Camp Projects
Brandon Alisoglu — Bleacher Report

Training camp is like a Sunday for adult men: It’s a time to work on projects, and the Detroit Lions have plenty on their honey-do list.

Of course, there are the rookies to deal with. Every undrafted free agent could be included on this list, but we want to focus on those guys who might actually make the team and have an impact on the depth chart.

However, before you just dismiss this as another article highlighting all the draftees, understand that not everything is as it seems. In fact, prepare to be surprised.

Ex-Lions RB sees similarities between Sanders, Johnson
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

Former Detroit Lions running back Derrick Moore had a locker next to Barry Sanders for two seasons and he has been a close personal friend of Calvin Johnson’s for a decade.

So Moore knows a thing or two about witnessing greatness.

Detroit Lions: Will WR Calvin Johnson Eclipse NFL Legend Jerry Rice?
Jason Bailey — Rant Sports

What comes to mind when the likes of NFL illusionists such as Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Peyton Manning and Darrell Green are cited? Legendary? Elite? Premier. The complete package. In a league or class of their own.

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