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Custom Kenny Golladay Jersey Large

The Detroit Lions routinely don’t generate enough respect in the NFL landscape, and Kenny Golladay is perhaps the latest example of this.

In spite of a season in which Golladay led the NFL in touchdowns (11), placed a respectable seventh in yardage (1,190). He also had an amazing six catches go for 40 yards or more, which was the third highest total of any wideout. Golladay also had 22 catches go over 20 yards, the second highest total of any wideout in the league.

As a whole, Golladay was an all around big play waiting to happen, but didn’t mange to crack the Pro Bowl. This past week, Golladay was snubbed again, failing to generate enough All-Pro votes to appear on that team as well. That’s in spite of being a statistical leader in multiple ways at a key spot on the offense.

Call him the latest victim of the national anti-Lions bias.

Never mind that, though. Just focus on the numbers. Silently, Golladay’s trajectory is obvious. He’s put up 2,730 yards and 19 touchdowns in his short three year career. After being an unknown draft pick out of Northern Illinois, Golladay has turned himself into one of the top players in football at his position.

That should count for something, even though it apparently doesn’t to those making the choices for awards, recognition and the like.

Even such, Golladay has shown that he doesn’t care about awards, and is merely focused on grinding and finding a way to be the best of the best. That’s all that matters, even if it would be nice to see him get more love for what he’s already accomplished.

There’s no question Golladay deserves more attention, but he’s going to be a force moving forward no matter who gives him the love.
Kenny Golladay Makes Lions History in 2019

Not only is Golladay is one of the leading receivers in the NFL, he piled up the yardage as well as the impact plays for the Lions, who were incredibly needy for big plays this season. Arguably, to this end, he was the team’s MVP.

Lucky for Detroit, Golladay is making explosive plays a habit for the team. How much of a habit? Golladay has broken records for the Lions that have been standing for decades. As the team’s PR account pointed out on Twitter, Golladay has caught a touchdown 40 yards or more in three straight games, something which hasn’t been done in 88 years since 1931.

The last player to accomplish the feat? Bill McKalip, who managed to do it with the Portsmouth Spartans. In other words, the last time the Lions had a wideout as explosive as Golladay, they weren’t even officially the Lions yet.

Facts like this should only serve to prove the point about how solid Golladay has been.
Kenny Golladay’s 2019 Stats

From nearly the start of the season until the finish, Golladay had an excellent year catching the ball. He put up 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had multiple huge games this season, given five times Golladay has gone well over 100 yards in a game catching the ball for the Lions.

In total, Golladay has enjoyed arguably the best start to a career of any wideout in his 2017 draft class not named JuJu Smith-Schuster. Golladay looks like an obvious top dog in Detroit for the foreseeable future with Matthew Stafford tossing him the rock. That’s good news for the Lions, who have long pondered how to find production at the wideout position minus Calvin Johnson. Not an issue anymore with Golladay taking over.

The Lions are going to be happy to keep Golladay in the mix for 2020, and his emergence as one of the top wideouts in the NFL will be easy to see next season with more team health.

No matter how many award lists he’s snubbed from, nothing can slow down the trajectory he’s shown. To the wideout and his fans, that fact should matter more than anything else.

Custom Don Muhlbach Jersey Large

ALLEN PARK — Don Muhlbach was working at a bank in East Texas when he got the call from the Detroit Lions. He hopped on a plane, played for the club the following Sunday and has served as the team’s long snapper ever since.

That call, by the way, happened in 2004.

Muhlbach has gone on to play 244 games for Detroit, which ties him for 56th on the NFL’s all-time games played list. He didn’t miss a single game in the last decade, starting all 160 games. And by all accounts, he remains one of the top players at the position at 38 years old.

But general manager Bob Quinn acquired competition for the job once before, selecting long snapper Jimmy Landes in the sixth round of the 2016 draft, and now he’s done it again, signing former North Dakota State long snapper James Fisher to a futures contract on Monday. Fisher has not appeared in an NFL game since turning pro last year.

Punters Jack Fox and Matt Wile were also signed to futures deals, as Detroit begins to rework its special teams. Sam Martin has handled the punting duties since Detroit took him in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, but is eligible to hit free agency in March.

Detroit signed 11 players to futures deals overall, including receiver Victor Bolden, receiver Jonathan Duhart, safety A.J. Howard, receiver Tom Kennedy, defensive tackle Olive Sagapolu, linebacker Christian Sam and guard Casey Tucker.

That’s basically Detroit’s practice squad to finish the regular season, minus quarterback Joe Callahan.

Any player not on a team at the end of the regular season is eligible to be signed to a futures contract, while everybody else is off limits until the start of free agency in March. Futures contracts work just like regular contracts, except they count against the next season’s salary cap and roster limit. Teams can begin signing players to such deals once their season is over.

Custom Graham Glasgow Jersey Large

The Detroit Lions had numerous opportunities and ample salary cap space to sign starting right guard Graham Glasgow to a contract extension. Glasgow indicated a willingness to sign one, too.

But it never happened, and now the four-year starter is going to be a free agent. It seems that is what the Lions wanted. And while it might be frustrating to see a quality veteran starter walk out the door, I believe it’s the right decision for the Lions.

Glasgow is a perfectly fine starter, but what he offers is not irreplaceable. And for the price tag it would take to keep Glasgow in Detroit, the money to replace him will be better spent on upgrades at other positions of much greater impact.

Based on some recent guards of comparable ability, Glasgow figures to sign for around $7-8 million per season. That’s what guys like Zach Fulton (Texans), Billy Turner (Packers) and Jamon Brown (Falcons) have signed for in the past 12 months. Glasgow is slightly better than any of those guys and could command closer to $9 million per year on average.

That’s a lot of money to spend on a position where the Lions clearly don’t value continuity, And the guard rotation they deployed all season, with Glasgow, Joe Dahl and Kenny Wiggins shuffling in and out of the lineup, is a very strong indication the Lions don’t value continuity up front. In a recent press conference, head coach Matt Patricia spoke very favorably about the guard rotation system, pegging it a great success.

I might disagree with that notion completely, but my opinion does not matter. What matters is that Patricia and the Lions obviously feel good enough about rotating that paying a free agent premium for the guard position makes no financial sense to the team. It’s better to let someone else pay Glasgow the bigger money than for the Lions to pony up that kind of cash and continue to pay so much for a part-time player.

Do I think it’s smart to let Glasgow leave? No, I do not. I would have signed him months ago. But based on the Bob Quinn/Patricia vision of their Lions, it makes perfect sense to let Glasgow test free agency and let the market set his value. If he doesn’t find greener grass elsewhere, and he might not, Glasgow could return for less than the expected going rate. That’s a gamble the Lions are willing to take, and I believe they’re smart to take it.

The line is built around center Frank Ragnow and tackles Taylor Decker and Rick Wagner. Ragnow is one of the best in the league at his position, while Decker and Wagner are no worse than average starters. Those positions, center and tackle, are more critical to a team’s success. While ignoring guard is stupid, it’s the best place on the offensive line to have a relative weakness.

There will be cheaper options available in free agency, as well as potential to snag a possible replacement in the middle rounds of the draft. That’s how Glasgow came to Detroit in the first place, to replace the more expensive Laken Tomlinson (traded away) and Larry Warford (free agency). He’s been just as good as Warford and better than Tomlinson was in Detroit for far cheaper.

The Lions are banking on replicating that cycle. It’s the smart decision. Use that extra money on a higher-grade wide receiver to replace free agent-to-be Danny Amendola, or a higher-end cornerback in free agency to pair with Darius Slay and Amani Oruwariye. It could be the difference between signing perennial Pro Bowler Chris Harris or bringing back Nevin Lawson, as a hypothetical example. That’s a tradeoff every Lions fan should embrace.

Custom Tracy Walker Jersey Large

It isn’t always easy to see improvement when a team is mired in a six-game losing streak. But Detroit Lions safety Tracy Walker swears it’s there for the defense.

“Honestly, each and every week we feel like we’re building confidence,” Walker said Thursday. “Like I say, we’re leaving things out there. I know the games haven’t been showing that we are getting better, but I feel like we are.

“We’re just going to try to go out there and compete. However the game turns out, that’s how it’s going to turn out. I can’t sit here and dictate the future and tell you what’s going to happen Sunday.”

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Tracy Walker defends Giants receiver Cody Latimer, Oct. 27, 2019.

Tracy Walker defends Giants receiver Cody Latimer, Oct. 27, 2019. (Photo: Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press)

One thing that’s definitely happening Sunday is the arrival of the hot and high-flying Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. The Bucs have won three straight and boast the NFL’s second-ranked scoring offense and a quarterback in Jameis Winston who likes to air it out.

Winston has passed for 26 touchdowns, but has thrown a league-leading 23 interceptions.

“That number is all good and dandy,” Walker said. “But at the end of the day, we’re still got to go out there and execute our plays to make those plays. At the end of the day, Jameis is going to be trying to study us and trying to not throw those interceptions. And likewise we’re trying to make them.”

What Walker sees in Winston, as much as an opportunity, is a quarterback who isn’t afraid of making a mistake.

“He’s willing to throw interceptions because he’s not scared to throw the ball,” Walker said. “He’s coming out with a game plan to air it out on us and put up those same points that they’ve been doing. And, like I said, our job is go out there and execute and do what we do best.”

Mostly what that has meant for the Lions’ defense has been to keep the game close. Before last week’s 20-7 loss at Minnesota, the Lions had not lost any of their previous six games by more than a touchdown. And the 20-7 loss to the Minnesota was somewhat of a statement, considering the Lions had lost their Oct. 20 game to the Vikings at Ford Field, 42-30, with Matthew Stafford under center.

The Lions haven’t made enough plays since their star quarterback went down with a back injury after the Nov. 3 game at Oakland. They’ve needed playmakers to answer the call but have instead heard a resounding silence. Walker is a rising young star on defense, and has one of the Lions’ five interceptions, which is tied with the Dallas Cowboys for fewest in the NFL.

Winston’s wild arm could prove to be the vaccine for the Lions’ allergic reaction to interceptions.

“I mean, we’re just going to capitalize and go out there and try to execute our game plan,” Walker said. “If the plays come, we’re going to make those plays. If he decides to make mistakes, we’re going to capitalize, of course. But at the end of the day, we’re just going out there trying to compete.”