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  1. Golden Tate happy for Jimmy Clausen's second chance

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- When Golden Tate heard the news about one of his closest friends, he immediately sent him a message. In it, he told new Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jimmy Clausen to be safe. "I sent him a text saying I'm happy for yo...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Lions defense could have a big day facing Jimmy Clausen

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jim Caldwell was asked Thursday morning to compare benched Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to the guy the Detroit Lions will face Sunday -- Jimmy Clausen. Caldwell called Cutler incredible. He said Clausen was capable. Re...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. Inside Golden Tate's 7-yard touchdown catch against Minnesota

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT - Golden Tate's fourth touchdown of the season came like many of his 1,224 yards have throughout his first season with the Detroit Lions: A short pass set up for him to work with one of his best qualities -- gaining yards after the catch. ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. Morning Roar: Jim Caldwell not apologizing for offense

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT -- It wasn't the output the Detroit Lions had the past two weeks with 34 points and 400 yards offense in back-to-back weeks. Actually, the Lions scored less than half that Sunday in their 16-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings, but Jim Caldw...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Know the enemy: Vikings safety Harrison Smith

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. - In college, Harrison Smith bounced between linebacker and safety throughout his career at Notre Dame. The things that stood out then, though, also stand out now. He was exceedingly smart. He hit exceedingly hard. And that's wha...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Golden Tate explains how he picks up his YAC

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Golden Tate watches the body language. He's stands behind the line of scrimmage and waits for Dominic Raiola to snap the ball to Matthew Stafford. While he's waiting, he's also reading. He knows the route he's about to run, bu...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. Morning Roar: Lions dropping fewer passes this season

    Michael Rothstein

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell prioritized it before the season. If the Lions were going to bring in a receiver during free agency or the NFL draft, one of the qualities they would possess would be good hands. So far, that's shown and been a hid...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  8. Know the enemy: Tampa Bay WR Mike Evans

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Before the Detroit Lions signed Golden Tate in free agency and even for a little bit after, there was some thought one of their top targets might have been then-Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans. The rookie escalated up draft ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  9. Golden Tate evolves into one of NFL's best receivers

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jim Caldwell likes to spin this one yarn whenever he talks about his receiver, Golden Tate. This particular tale happened before Caldwell was a head coach in Indianapolis and then Detroit. Caldwell's old boss, Bill Polia...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  10. Morning Roar: Stafford-Megatron not connecting

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- When Calvin Johnson missed three games earlier this season, it gave Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford a chance to get comfortable with and accustomed to all of the other targets on the team's roster. Golden Tate thriv...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few thoughts on the Detroit Lions' 34-9 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. What it means: This was always going to be a struggle and perhaps the Lions' toughest game of the season. However, there should be...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  12. W2W4: Detroit Lions at New England Patriots

    Michael Rothstein

    BOSTON -- The Detroit Lions face one of the toughest teams in the AFC, the New England Patriots, on Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Here are four keys to the game. 1. Fluster Brady: The Lions defensive players and even defensive coordinator T...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  13. Lions Mailbag: What's up with offense?

    Michael Rothstein


    Blog | November 22, 2014
  14. Reggie Bush questionable for Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- The Detroit Lions have appeared fairly healthy all week leading into their game Sunday against the New England Patriots. Now, though, there is going to be at least one question mark at Gillette Stadium. Running back Reggie Bus...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  15. TJ Jones trying to get up to speed in Lions practice

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It all felt a little weird for TJ Jones on Wednesday afternoon. Tugging his jersey on for practice for the first time during the regular season with the Detroit Lions. Running routes. Catching passes from quarterbacks. Just be...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  16. Golden Tate believes Lions are still growing into offense

    Michael Rothstein

    TROY, Mich. -- Golden Tate has seen this happen before when he was in Seattle. The team was winning games -- that was most important -- but the offense was still trying to discover itself as players adjusted to new coaches and new pieces within th...

    Blog | November 19, 2014