|Offense||19th||88.9 (28th)||251.9 (12th)|
|Defense||2nd||69.3 (1st)||231.6 (13th)|
Mon Sep 8
|W 35 - 14||NYG|
Sun Sep 14
|L 24 - 7||at CAR|
Sun Sep 21
|W 19 - 7||GB|
Sun Sep 28
|W 24 - 17||at NYJ|
Sun Oct 5
|L 17 - 14||BUF|
Sun Oct 12
|W 17 - 3||at MIN|
Sun Oct 19
|W 24 - 23||NO|
Sun Oct 26
|W 22 - 21||at ATL|
Sun Nov 9
|W 20 - 16||MIA|
Sun Nov 16
|L 14 - 6||at ARI|
Sun Nov 23
|L 34 - 9||at NE|
Thu Nov 27
|W 34 - 17||CHI|
Sun Dec 7
|W 34 - 17||TB|
Sun Dec 14
|W 16 - 14||MIN|
Sun Dec 21
|W 20 - 14||at CHI|
Sun Dec 28
|L 30 - 20||at GB|
Sun Jan 4
|L 24 - 20||at DAL|
When asked specifically about the subject, Tate was clear about his thoughts.
"No, I don't think it adds any pressure," Tate said by phone Monday. "We just need to be who we are. We know that we have a lot of weapons all over the field. We just need to reach our potential each and every week.
"We just need to go out there and play fundamentally sound football and I have no doubt our defense is going to be really good again this year and we just got to do our jobs. There's no pressure on anyone but to be ourselves and to play good football."
Additionally, Tate recognizes that Suh was a game-changing player for the Lions, but he likes the addition of Haloti Ngata.
"Obviously, losing Suh is a big hit," Tate said. "I don't care what team you are, he's the guy that can change the game. Change an opposing offense's game plan. He affects the game so much. But with that being said, I'm thankful to have [had] the opportunity to play with him for a year and be a part of something special. But the show must go on.
"The guy we got, [Haloti] Ngata, is a heck of a player. I think it's a good pickup for us. I know he has a past with coach Caldwell so he knows the ins and outs of the system, probably. But we're ready to move forward. We can't live in the past and football season must still go on. We're preparing to have a great year and build from last year."
The 26-year-old stated that he plans on focusing on the intricacies of the offensive playbook heading into this season.
"One thing I really want to focus on is learning the playbook a little bit better," Tate said. "I felt like I knew it for the most part, but details, running the plays exactly how Joe Lombardi draws them up, could help us win more games and create more opportunities for myself and our team."
Tate finished his first season with the Lions catching 99 passes for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns.
Reiff has started 32 games at left tackle over the last two seasons. The Lions aren't sure that last year's right tackle
Reiff told the Daily Republic he doesn't care where he plays.
"I like playing, and wherever they want to put me, that's fine. I'll play," he said.
Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi made a pre-Draft visit to the
Ogbuehi has played multiple positions on the line and was considered a likely first rounder before tearing his ACL in the Liberty Bowl. He likely won't return to full football activities until August.
Stafford passed for 4,257 yards and attempted 602 passes in 2014 -- his first year under coach Jim Caldwell. While at the NFL owners' meetings in Phoenix this week, Caldwell said it's probably safe not to expect Stafford's numbers to change much in 2015.
"Here's the thing I want to make certain you guys understand, and see what I see just in terms of my vision," Caldwell said, per MLive.com. "When I tell you we're not going to throw the ball anymore than we threw it, that's a fact. We're probably not going to throw it (more).
"If we do throw it more, that means we're struggling, we're not winning, we're not a very good football team. OK? Plain and simple. Maybe that ball's got to be distributed a little bit differently, but I don't anticipate those numbers changing, overall, a significant amount."
Tulloch, 30, is progressing well in his rehab, the report said, but it's unclear when he'll return. Tulloch had 135 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2013, his last full season.
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