2014 Detroit Lions Training Camp

Lions hold annual camp in Allen Park with over 100 players

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

14th August, 2014     0

The 2014 Detroit Lions camp has been open for a little over two weeks and they held their last public workout in Allen Park on Wednesday.  The Lions had over 100 players in camp and participating in drills for the 2 hour workout.  Under perfect skies about 1,500 fans attended the free workout with some getting a chance to get autographs after the practice. 

Head Coach Jim Caldwell has a very different approach to the Training Camp than previous Head Coaches the Lions have had.  He is more laid back and delegates responsibilites to his coaching staff.  The very well planned practice moved like clockwork spread over two entire football fields. 

Two former Detroit Lions were very visible in camp coaching and offering their input to the coaching staff.  Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders and future Hall of Famer Jason Hanson were working with the Lions players sharing their knowledge. 

With over 100 players in camp things got a little spirited at times when running some plays with the offense going against the defense.  One could see the crowds gathered around a few of the key position players in camp like Matt Stafford, Calvin Johnson and that guy named Suh.  Important to note on Wednesday was that Nick Fairly was working out with the second squad on defense. 

In the eyes of many of the reporters and fans in general this has to be the year that the Lions shine.  Their key players are in the prime of their careers and need to win now.  The Lions play a tough schedule this season and will also travel to London to play the Atlanta Falcons on October 26 at 9:30a.m. 

The Lions will face their Division rivals on the road the last two games of the season in Chicago and Green Bay in the dead of winter.  That should be interesting.  It is always interesting to see the fans get an up close look at their Detroit Lions in training camp each year.  This year was no different.  

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