Caldwell agreed that there was a cheerfulness to practice, but he thought it had little to do with the tunes.
“I thought he was just going to give it to me to give it to me,” Slay said, laughing.
Stephen Tulloch said fans can expect to see a better defense in 2014 than they saw in 2013.
Reggie Bush Says 2013 Lions Lacked Leadership, Experience, This Year: ‘There’s Absolutely No Excuse’
One of the factors to success this season will be the continuation of the unprecedented effectiveness of the Lions offensive line.
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell took players — by position group — out to dinner during the offseason and allowed them to pick their favorite restaurants in the Motor City.
Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick is in no hurry to jump on the Theo Riddick bandwagon.
Calvin Johnson still exhibits freakish talent and relentless work ethic, and the Lions want to keep him that way.
Tate was one of the Lions’ biggest offseason acquisitions, reportedly given a five-year, $31 million deal.
“Everything’s all right,” Van Noy said. “Just had a little minor issue, so just going to move forward tomorrow. I’ll be back out there.”
The Detroit Lions are beginning training camp under another new coach — but for once, there’s no long rebuilding project ahead.