Both free agents, Raiola and Sims have been stalwarts of the unit for years – Sims since 2010 and Raiola since 2001.
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A frequent distributor of quotes and anecdotes, Caldwell said he make an effort to keep their talks relevant and interesting for players.
“Nobody’s happier than us that our game’s on Thursday,” quarterback Matthew Stafford said.
“Our points will come, our yards will come, our stats will come, our numbers will be there,” Lions guard Rob Sims said.
The Detroit Lions should have time to throw and room to run with their collection of talented playmakers, thanks to what looks like a solid offensive line.
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One of the factors to success this season will be the continuation of the unprecedented effectiveness of the Lions offensive line.
The Detroit Lions have had one of the NFL’s best offenses this season, ranking among the league leaders in scoring and yards.
Even retired, former left tackle Jeff Backus is an anchor for the Detroit Lions’ offensive line.
To most, the headline for the game Sunday is Lions vs. 49ers, a battle between two young and dynamic contenders in the NFC. It’s Jim Harbaugh vs. Jim Schwartz, two young and brash head coaches whose post-game handshake at the end of last season’s game nearly triggered a brawl.
Detroit Lions offensive guard Rob Sims has put on weight to go from good to great.