Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 2:42 PM EDT Apr 16, 2019 Graham Glasgow has already defied the odds. A former walk-on at Michigan, Glasgow was a third-round pick by the Detroit Lions in 2016 who's made 43 starts in his three NFL seasons. "It hasn’t come without a lot of hard work and truly I think that if I want to get to where I want to be it’s still going to take a lot more hard work," Glasgow said Tuesday, on Day 2 of the Lions' offseason conditioning program. "So just coming in here every day and making sure that I improve is something that I’m really looking forward to and just becoming a better player." More: Lions' schedule comes out Wednesday: What you need to know Glasgow said he wants what everyone in the NFL wants, "to be the best at their position," and he's perhaps in a better place to make that happen than he has been at any point in his Lions career. For the first time since his senior season at Michigan, … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ Graham Glasgow not worried about a new deal
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Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:43 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 Allen Park — Eighty-eight hours. That's the time between kickoffs of the Chicago Bears' Sunday night game this past weekend and this Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions. As it turns out, it's the shortest turnaround between games in modern NFL history. "It’s a unique situation to have that night game and then right into an early day game, but it is what it is," Bears coach Matt Nagy said. "Our guys, once we knew it, we prepped them on what our game plan is as far as making sure they’re mentally and physically strong and how they have to treat it." The Bears weren't original scheduled to play on prime time. The league flexed the game with the Vikings, replacing the originally scheduled matchup between the Jaguars and Steelers. Nagy attempted to take a positive angle, noting things have to be going well for his team to be moved to a prime-time slot in … [Read more...] about Chicago Bears face daunting turnaround in preparing for Detroit Lions
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 12:02 PM EST Nov 8, 2018 It's Thursday and therefore Detroit Lions mailbag day. When the Lions extended Sam Martin's contract in 2016, he was one of the best punters in the game. He finished fourth in the NFL in net average the previous season and rewarded the team's faith in him with the second-best net average in NFL history the following year. No one could have expected what happened in 2017, a freak foot injury suffered while on vacation. You just deal with those things as they come along, but that was the key culprit to last year's disappointing performance. This season, Martin has bounced back. He's not threatening franchise records, but his 45.4-yard average indicates the leg strength is close to normal. The net is a disaster, and some of that is his fault due to a few mishits, but it's more on shoddy work from the coverage units. Financially, Martin's contract extension didn't kick in until 2017 and … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions mailbag: Potential cap casualties, move on from Sam Martin?
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 12:41 PM EDT Oct 26, 2018 Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down Sunday's game between the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field: Know the foe Seattle Seahawks (3-3) Coach: Pete Carroll (115-82-1 overall, 82-51-1 with Seahawks). Key players: QB Russell Wilson, WR Doug Baldwin, RB Chris Carson, DE Frank Clark, LB Bobby Wagner. Last game: Beat the Oakland Raiders, 27-3. Last meeting: 2016 season: Seahawks won, 26-6 (playoffs). The buzz: These aren’t the same Seahawks that made back-to-back Super Bowls in the 2013-14 seasons. They’ve dismantled the Legion of Boom, overhauled their running game and rebuilt their defensive line. And while the Seahawks are another in a string of middling teams on the Lions schedule, they’ve found a way to be successful thanks to an opportunistic defense and an offense that leads the league in red-zone efficiency. Carson and rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks: How the Lions can win
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 11:51 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 It’s mailbag time! Every week, Dave Birkett will answer your Detroit Lions questions. Send them via Twitter to @davebirkett or by email to [email protected] Q. Which of DaShawn Hand, Graham Glasgow, or Kenny Golladay is the better mid-round pick and will have the best career? — @BraticLuke A. Three pretty good options there as Hand, Glasgow and Golladay all play important roles on this Lions team, and all look to have pretty bright futures. Hand, a fourth-round pick this year, has been the Lions’ best defensive lineman as a rookie. He ranks fourth on the team with 19 tackles, has two forced fumbles and has two sacks, but I’m going to eliminate him from contention simply because of the sample size. Five games is not enough for me to judge a rookie on, as impressive as he’s been, and not enough for me to pick him over Glasgow or Golladay when comes to duration of their … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions mailbag: Could moves be made at trade deadline?