Saturday, December 31, 2016

Detroit Lions promote WR Jace Billingsley IR Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions promote UDFA rookie WR Jace Billingsley to the 53 man roster. Billingsley was an unknown out of Eastern Oregon but impressed during camp and the preseason. He may be in the mix as a return man as Andre Roberts in banged up.

Here is a tribute:

12 rec 146 yards 2 td in the preseason.
Mr. C hangs with Jace
Lions place Theo Riddick on IR. Lions sign former Packers TE Kennard Backman to the practice squad.

Detroit Lions playoff records updated 1/8/2017

Detroit Lions player play-off records

Games played
Herman Moore 7
Jack Christensen 6
Lou Creekmur 6
Jim David 6
Kevin Glover 6
Jason Hanson 6
Barry Sanders 6
Lomas Brown 5
Jim Doran 5
Yale Lary 5
Brett Perriman 5
Robert Porcher 5
Chris Spielman 5

Matthew Stafford 3 game 74/117/ 905 yards 4 td
Erik Kramer 3 games 72/102/3 866 yards 5td
Bobby Layne 4 games 46/97/12 568 yards 1 td
Tobin Rote 2 games 28/49/1 494 yards 5 td
Eric Hipple 1 game 22/38/2 298 yards 1 td
Gus Frerotte 1 game 21/46/2 251 yards 1 td
Gary Danielson 1 game 24/38/5 236 yards
Scott Mitchell 2 games 23/54/5 233 yards 1 td
Don Majkowski 1 game 14.23.2 206 yards 3 td
David Krieg 1 game 17/35/0 199 yards 1 td
Frank Reich 1 game 11/15/0 129 yards
Greg Landry 1 game 5/12/2 48 yards

Barry Sanders 6 games 91/386/1td
Doak Walker 4 games 23/144/2
Billy Sims 2 games 26/133/2
Bobby Layne 4 games 31/118/1
Bob Hoernsmayer 3 games 30/102/1
Pat Harder 2 games 16/100/2
Tom Tracy 2 games 11/86/2
Dutch Clark 1 game 7/80/1
Buddy Parker 1 games 20//70/1

Herman Moore 7 games 27/474/2
Brett Perriman 5 games 25/299/2
Calvin Johnson 2 game 17/296/2
Jim Doran 5 games 9/247/2
Leonard Thompson 2 games 13/224/o
Willie Green 3 games 14/202/3
Steve Junker 2 games 13/201/3
Mike Farr 2 games 11/135/0
Doak Walker 4 games 7/135/0
Johnie Morton 3 games11/124/0
Golden Tate 2 games 9/114/1

Chris Spielman 29
Tahir Whitehead 19
Ryan McNeil 18
Mark Carrier 16
Robert Porcher 16
Bennie Blades 15
Stephen Boyd 15
Mike Johnson 15
Stephen Tulloch 15

Ziggy Ansah 3
Jim Doran 2.5
Suh 2.5
Doug English 1.5
Robert Porcher 1.5
Luther Elliss 1
Curtis Green 1
Tracy Hayworth 1
Jeff Hunter 1
Antonio London 1
Darius McCord 1
Paul Naumoff 1
Dan Owens 1
Dave Pureifory 1
Henry Thomas 1
LaVern Torgeson 1
Willie Young 1
James Ihedigbo 1
Darryl Tapp 1
Tahir Whitehead 1
Haloti Ngata 1

Joe Schmidt 3
Jim David 2
Melvin Jenkins 2
Carl Karilivaz 2
Terry Barr 1
Stephen Boyd 1
Corwin Brown 1
Frank Christensen 1
Jack Christensen 1
Bob Long 1
Buddy Parker 1
Perry, Gerry 1
Ron Rice 1
Chris Spielman 1
Toreson, Lavern 1
Bobby Watkins 1
Mike Weger 1
Roger Zatkoff 1

Kickoff Returns
Mel Gray 15/372/0
Alvin Hall 8/168/0
Glyn Milburn 5/140/0
Yale Lary 6/139/0
Ty Talton 5/114/0
Ron Rivers 6/108/0
Jack Christensen 5/107/0

Punt Returns
Mel Gray 7/78/0
Robbie Martin 4/30/0
Lem Barney 5/20/0
Yale Lary 6/20/0
Jack Christensen 1/18/0

Field Goals
Eddie Murray 5/8
Matt Prater 4/4
Jason Hanson 3/4
Jim Martin 2/3
Pat Harder 1

Extra Points
Jason Hanson 13/13
Jim Martin 12/12
Eddie Murray 9/9
Pat Harder 4
Matt Prater 2/2
Dutch Clark 2
Buddy Parker 1
Press Presnell 1

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Detroit Lions re-sign CB Crezdon Butler place Stefan Charles on IR

Lions re-sign veteran CB Crezdon Butler. Butler spent last season and training camp in Detroit.
DT Stefan Charles was placed on IR with a knee injury. Charles played in 12 games 237 snaps and made 12 tackles. He is a free agent next season.

Here is a tribute:

Crezdon Butler 7th year in the NFL 44 games 3 starts  2nd year in Detroit 9 games
FA 2015
Lions stats: 4 tackles
Preseason 6 tackles
NFL Stats: 25 tackles 2 FF (Steelers (4), Cards (2), Skins (2), Bills (5), Chargers (12), Bucs (11), Seahawks (1)
College: Clemson 53 games 183 tackles 11 int
Contract 1 year $600,000
Combine: 5116 191 4.49 17 39.5 1001 4.23 7.08

A good 6th corner. He will be cut and then brought back later in the season. Cut for the 75 man roster

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Detroit Lions promote CB Alex Carter from the practice squad.

Detroit Lions have promoted CB Alex Carter in preparation for the Monday Night Game against the Cowboys. Carter was a third round pick in the 2015 out of Stanford. He sat out all of 2015 with an ankle injury. He was completely lost during camp and the preseason. Carter has size and leaping ability but lacks speed and ball skills.

Carter will back up the starters Johnson Bademosi and Nevin Lawson. Asa Jackson will be in the slot. Look for a good dose of the three safety look from Teryl Austin.

Here is a tribute:

Carter 4 tackles in the preseason

40 games 34 starts
146 tackles 2 int at Stanford

Combine: 6000 196 4.51 17 40 1001 7.05 4.07

Lions cut Corey Lemonier to make room for Carter.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football

Lions record on Monday Night Football is 15-15-1. Last game was a 31-27 win over the Saints last December 21.

Lion went 1-1 last season losing on a Calvin Johnson Fumble at Seattle and defeating the Saints.

September 8, 2014 Lions beat the Giants 35-14

MSW outside of Ford Field

MSW in Ford Field

Coach Caldwell in his Lion debut

Coach Caldwell shows maximum emotion

Actor Denzel Washington in attendance
Golden Tate makes his Lion debut

TE Eric Ebron makes his NFL debut
Dwight Bentley torn his ACL on this play

Freese made 2 FG missed 1

George Johnson had 1 1/2 sacks

Quin with a pick

Isa Abdul Quddus with the start at safety

CJ with this dope catch

Golden had 6 catches

December 16, 2013 Lost to the Ravens 16-18 on a 61 yard FG by Justin Tucker

December 12, 2012 Lost to the Falcons 18-31

Here are the scenes:

Night game for MSW and the eat'em up guy

Selfy in the free food zone

Mr. C Photobombs

LO Jack And Suh share the only Lion sack

Mega sets the record for yards receiving in a season

10/8/2001 vs. Rams 0-35 at the dome

Az scored on a 15 yard pass to go up 7

Faulk had 151 yards from scrimmage
Bly had a 93 yard pick 6

 9/28/1998 27-6 Bucs

Sanders ran for 131, Terry Fair 105 KOR of TD, Bryant Westbrook with a pick 6.

Terry Fair had 105 yard KOR

Other notable games:

9/25/1995 win vs 49ers 27-24 on Jason Hanson FG

9/19/1994 Win at Dallas in OT 20-17 in the Barry has a son game.

12/10/1990 Lost at home vs. the Raiders (I was there) 38-31

Bo Jackson had 129 yards including a 55 yard td. Barry ran for 176 and 2 td

LB Victor Jones had a pick and sack.

10/19/1981 Win at home vs. Bears 48-17 in the Eric Hipple Game.
Hipple threw for 336 and four scores. One each to Leonard Thompson, Rick Kane, David Hill and Freddie (doc) Scott. Hipple ran for two more.

Rick Kane caught a 2 yard td

Leonard Thompson

11/1/1971 1st tie in Monday Night History at Lambeau vs the Packers 14-14

Steve Owens ran for 74 yards and TE Charlie Sanders caught a 49 yard TD from Greg Landry.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Detroit Lions claim DE Corey Lemonier and waive CB Adairus Barnes

Lions claim DE Corey Lemonier off of waivers from the Browns. He has spent his career at OLB in the 3-4 for the 49ers and the Browns. I think he is best as a hand in the dirt DE. I thought that he should have played that position all along. He was cut 12/23.

Barnes was waived. I think the Lions hope to place him on the practice squad.

Barnes 7 games 1 start
7 tackles 

Here is my scouting report from 2013 on Lemonier.
50 games 3 starts
46 tackles 3 sacks 2 FF

Auburn Junior DE Corey Lemonier is a good player. I broke down two films from this season (LSU and Georgia) along with two 2011 films. He is a relentless player with good quickness and strength. His burst is good but not elite. He can turn the corner and does have counter moves in the pass rush. Against the run he plays with good leverage and uses his arms. His weakness is he is not super long.

Bottom Line: A see him being a player the Lions would be interested in. He has upfield rush ability and a great motor. I think he would be a solid stater or rotational player in a 4-3 defense. His value will be around pick #25-#40. His quickness gives him a slight nod over Okafor in my early rankings.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Brandon Pettigrew released by the Detroit Lions

Brandon Pettigrew has been released by the Lions. He was a 1st round pick in 2009. He was the jewel of the Roy Williams trade. The Lions also received Derrick Williams and Aaron Brown. He never lived up to his potential. Plagued by injuries and drops. His best season was 2011 when he caught 83 passes.

Here is a tribute:

93 games 85 starts
301/2965/17 rec

2009 draft

The last game in Detroit for Grew
Good Luck Grew

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Detroit Lions sign Joique Bell, CB Asa Jackson place Quandre Diggs on IR

Lions Re-sign RB Joquie Bell to replace Justin Forsett who was claimed by the Broncos. Bell played 4 games with the Bears this season.

Lions place Quandre Diggs on IR with a Pec injury. Sign Asa Jackson from the Ravens practice squad.

Here is a tribute:

Quandre Diggs
28 games 8 starts
82 tackles 7 PBU

Justin Forsett
13 Carries 38 yards 2 rec 15 yards

Joique Bell
60 games with Detroit
561/2225/22 rush
161/1640/1 rec
7 fumbles lost

Asa Jackson
18 games 6 starts
30 tackles 3 PBU

Friday, November 25, 2016

Scenes from the Roar Zone Thanksgiving

Lions take over first place and have a magic number of three. This would be the first division championship since 1993. The Lions have never won the NFC North.

MR. C at the Eastern Market tailgate

MSW and the Brewster

MSW and Ford Field

Michael Burton

MSW at Field Level


Prater kicked 3 field goals including the Winner

Tavon Wilson

Adairus Barnes had one tackle

Pick By Slay

All- Iron