THE OTHER SIDE: Links From The Lions 8/21

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August 21, 2013 at 08:19am ET

Free agent WR Eric Decker says he would be 'good fit' with Patriots
Man charged with robbing Gronkowski's home arraigned
Buckley: What will Tom Brady do when he retires from football?
Tom Brady teases with Instagram comment
Devin McCourty not disappointed in Tom Brady

For those of you looking for to get a little information from the Detroit media, here's a quick list of articles from this morning:


Lions Gab: Why preseason game vs. Patriots is huge - Anthony Kuehn - Kuehn feels this game is important and cites their last meeting in terms of predicting how their season ended up going:
Two years ago, the Lions played the Patriots at home in the third preseason game and again, it was an excellent predictor of what was to come that year. The offense made a number of big plays and had a 17-10 lead when the starters left the game. The defensive front harassed Tom Brady and the starters sacked him twice and forced a fumble.

Detroit Lions' Ashlee Palmer seems to be leading race for starting outside linebacker spot - Dave Birkett - Birkett looks at the linebacker battle and writes, "After splitting time with Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis early in camp, Ashlee Palmer has worked exclusively with the first-team defense the past two weeks."


Schwartz: It doesn’t matter who you play in the preseason - Paula Pasche - Pasche writes about this upcoming match-up against the Patriots that, "It doesn’t count, but it does matter.  That’s how Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz views a preseason game."

Calvin Johnson, Louis Delmas questionable against Patriots - Paula Pasche - According to Pasche while Calvin Johnson and Louis Delmas want to play in Thursday night’s preseason game against the New England Patriots, coach Jim Schwartz has not made his decision on either one.


Lions Beef Up Defense - AP - This article from the AP focuses on the Lions linebackers, who are getting ready to battle the Patriots offense on Thursday night.


DETROIT LIONS: Louis Delmas plans to play against Patriots on Thursday - Paula Pasche - Pasche has an article on Lions safety Louis Delmas, who practiced for the first time in more than a week on Monday and plans on being in on a few series tomorrow night against the Patriots.

DETROIT LIONS NOTES: WR Mike Thomas released; Shaun Hill gets a break - Paula Pasche - Pasche files her notes this morning which includes some transactions by the Lions.


Lions' goal to help city of Detroit be a winner - Josh Katzenstein - Katzenstein has an article on the fact that with the current state of things in Detroit, the Lions are hopeful they can provide some pride to their fans this season.


Sam Martin, Detroit Lions rookie punter, says he just needs to 'chill out' - Justin Rogers - Rogers has an article this morning on the Lions rookie punter Sam Martin, who admits he's had some trouble with the speed of the NFL game.

Detroit Lions' Louis Delmas says 'knee isn't what it used to be,' trying to learn patience - Kyle Meinke - Meinke has quotes from Delmas, who is hoping to avoid any injury setbacks with his knee.