Jun 10, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes

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Detroit Lions QB coach: Matthew Stafford’s mechanics need tightening, not overhaul
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions have surrounded quarterback Matthew Stafford with a coaching staff capable of maximizing his potential. While few question Stafford’s arm talent, inconsistencies with his throwing mechanics and decision-making have prevented him from reaching the upper-echelon of his position.

While some have suggested Stafford is in need of a mechanical overhaul, quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter insists the situation is far less dire than critics have made it out to be.

Mathis a much-needed mentor for Lions DBs
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis was on the golf course at this time last year, working on his short game, spending time with family and staying in shape in case some NFL team called with a job offer he knew better than to expect.

After 10 NFL seasons, the past two of which were riddled with injuries, Mathis was content with a career no one could have predicted when he left Bethune-Cookman and was drafted by his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round.

Caldwell is everything I would want in a head coach
Kyle Van Noy — DetroitLions.com

Training camp is going really well. Coach Caldwell man, he’s something special. I’m so grateful he’s with the Lions organization. He’s changing the culture. He’s everything I would want in a head coach. I play really hard for him and I think the other guys do as well.

We’re buying into what he has to say. We all respect him – not just what he’s done with the team, but just who he is as a person.

5 Bold Predictions For Detroit Lions Training Camp 2014
Brian Kalchik — Rant Sports

The Detroit Lions have just started their training camp this past week, and with no preseason games played just yet, it’s not too late to make some bold predictions for these few remaining weeks of the offseason. Here now are five predictions for the Lions’ training camp and preseason.

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