Posts Tagged With: Detroit Lions

NFL’s Top 100: Darius Slay (#49)

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Darius Slay’s breakout season happened a whole year after it was originally scheduled.

In 2016, the Detroit Lions signed Slay to a four-year, $48.1 million contract extension, making him one of the NFL’s highest-paid cornerbacks. He proceeded to have a good season, helping the Lions make the playoffs, but not great.

In 2017, Slay really showed why Detroit made the big investment in him. Continue reading

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Kam Chancellor makes the play of the year (so far)

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If you haven’t yet seen the Monday Night Fumble by Lions WR Calvin Johnson that led to the “intentional batting” incident that has turned into the biggest NFL controversy since … well, the Patriots and their deflated footballs a few weeks ago … you probably don’t have a TV. Or a tablet. Or a phone. Or a friend.

In case you missed it, or if just need to see it again, here’s a video of the play along with more talk about the infamous non-call from NFL.com.

Johnson’s fumble, caused by Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor and helped out of bounds by linebacker K.J. Wright, allowed Seattle to hang on for a 13-10 victory. And in a lot of ways, it was the play of the NFL season so far. Continue reading

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Lions’ improved secondary to be tested by high-powered Packers

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Already considered the most glaring weak spot on the team going into the 2014 NFL season, the Detroit Lions’ secondary threatened to be spectacularly bad after injuries plagued the group throughout the exhibition schedule.

And yet two games into the regular season, Detroit’s DBs are holding their own. Cornerbacks Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis, free safety Glover Quin and strong safety Isa Abdul-Quddus have led a unit that has the Lions ranked ninth in the league in pass defense. Continue reading

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