SiriusXM NFL Radio’s 10th annual training camp tour rolled into Allen Park, Mich., on Thursday, Aug. 8, as Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan stopped by Detroit Lions camp.
New Lions head coach Jim Caldwell
Lions QB Matthew Stafford
Jim Miller with a green jersey…even we don’t know what exactly is going on here…
Welcome to Lions camp!
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh
Lions WR Golden Tate
Detroit Lions to Watch
Jim Miller has his eye on defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who did not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Lions:
“I think he’s got a lot to play for […] recognized he had a problem this off-season in terms of the sleep apnea, goes out, gets the surgery, got his weight down. I think he understands how important this year is […] I think he’s up to the challenge.”
Pat Kirwan is watching new wide receiver Golden Tate, who is more than insurance in case Calvin Johnson gets hurt:
“He’s going to see a lot of off coverage. [The Lions] went out and found a young guy that has run skills. So when you see that soft coverage on the back side, and you put the ball on a five-yard stop route to Golden Tate, he’s going to do a lot with his YAC [yards after catch]. Watch his YAC be one of the best in the league this year.”
Lions Season Preview
Hear from the Lions
QB Matthew Stafford on new targets Eric Ebron and Tate
DT Ndamukong Suh on defensive improvments for the team and himself
Head Coach Jim Caldwell on Stafford taking the next step
SiriusXM NFL Radio is visiting the training camps for all 32 teams in 21 days! Listen in and get ready for the season on channel 88 and follow along on Twitter @SiriusXMNFL and on Facebook. For a full schedule of training camp tour stops, plus show replay information and NFL Preseason game channels, go to siriusxm.com/nfl.