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QB Shaun Hill will be featured on Hook n’ Look TV

Posted by Tara Altman on January 11, 2013 – 2:05 pm

Detroit Lions’ QB Shaun Hill will be featured on Hook n’ Look TV Saturday, January 12th at 11:30AM EST and 4:00PM EST, and Sunday January 13th at 7:00AM EST on the Outdoor channel.

From a submerged vantage point, host Kim Stricker coaches Hill through some respectable catches. Strike King’s Caffeine Shad soft-plastic jerkbait and Texas-Rigged Coffee Tube are featured.

Check out a preview from next week’s show here:


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Backus comments on agreeing to terms on a two-year deal

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on March 17, 2012 – 9:20 pm

Lions Insider Tim Twentyman reported earlier that the Lions have agreed on two-year deals with T Jeff Backus and QB Shaun Hill.

Backus, who has started every game for the Lions since he was drafted in 2001, had this to say:

“It took longer than expected, but we’ve agreed to terms on a new contract that allows us to move forward and continue to work toward our ultimate goal, which is winning championships.

“I’m glad to have this opportunity to finish my career with the Detroit Lions. I’m looking forward to continuing our recent success and making a strong push toward winning a Super Bowl.”


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Lions sign T Jeff Backus and QB Shaun Hill to two-year deals

Posted by ttwentyman on March 17, 2012 – 7:54 pm

The Lions have agreed to two-year contracts with left tackle Jeff Backus and back-up quarterback Shaun Hill, according to league sources.

The terms of the deals were not known.

Backus is entering his 12th season with the team after being drafted in the first round of the 2001 draft. Backus has started 176 consecutive games for the Lions.

Backus tore his right bicep in the Lions’ playoff loss to the Saints last season, but has begun his rehab work at the Lions’ training facility in Allen Park.

The Lions recently hosted former Chargers left tackle Marcus McNeill, but he left without a contract.

Hill has been the Lions’ back-up quarterback the last two seasons behind Matthew Stafford.

Hill started 10 games in 2010 for the injured Stafford, throwing for 2,686 yards and 16 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. He won three of those games.

Hill recently visited with the St. Louis Rams but left without a contract offer.

We now know why.

The Lions no doubt picked up the pace on Hill after quarterback Drew Stanton left to sign with the Jets.


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Follett Taken to Local Hospital for Evaluation

Posted by Tara Altman on October 17, 2010 – 5:32 pm

In the Lions 28-20 loss to the Giants, Detroit lost both QB Shaun Hill and LB Zack Follett to injuries.

Follett was injured in the fourth quarter after a helmet-to-helmet collision on kickoff return coverage. He was immobilized and taken off the field to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Head Coach Jim Schwartz after the game: “Zack Follett is getting some tests right now. We don’t have the results of those tests, but he’s got feeling in his extremities and was getting some of that back before he left the field. There’s still a lot of other things that we need to test and that we need to see with him. Let’s keep him in our prayers.”

In a statement from the team regarding Follett: “Both the MRI and CT tests performed on Zack this evening at the Hackensack Medical Center were NEGATIVE. Zack is resting comfortably and has feeling and movement in all of his extremities. He will continue to be monitored throughout the evening. We expect no further updates until Monday.”

Hill fractured his non-throwing (left) forearm and was replaced by QB Drew Stanton in the second quarter.

Hill on leaving the game: “It’s part of the game, it is frustrating. We’ll keep our spirits up and this team is going to keep battling. We’re going into the bye, we’re going to get Matthew (Stafford) back, and the other guys that have been playing hurt are going to get healthy and we’re going to try to make a run at this thing.”


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Suh: ‘We’re going to go into the next game and take care of business’

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on September 13, 2010 – 2:23 pm

“It was an average game for myself. Played hard. I just don’t know if I was fully comfortable with the way I played. It’s all a work in progress. Did some good things, did some bad things, but I just have to continue to work. I think I played real well in the run game. Pass game, I was off and on, although I did get a sack. It was a cheap sack, but I’ll definitely take it. I’ve just got to continue to work and produce more.

“I think the defense as a whole, we had a good couple series. In particular, being on the goal line – being in a tough position – being resilient. I think we’re a tough group of guys and definitely expect a lot out of ourselves as a group. I think we can play with anybody as long as we continue to work and prepare the right way.

“Explosion plays hurt us without a doubt. They shouldn’t have happened but, then again, things happen and you’ve got to find ways to bounce back from them. I think the majority of the time, we did bounce back from them, but we definitely have to eliminate explosion plays. Especially in key situations, like the one before the half.

“The injuries were unfortunate, but it’s a very physical game. I’m at a different level than all these other guys who have been up here, but it’s definitely a lot more physical. Things like that are going to happen and, with that, guys behind them always have to be ready to step in as our starters. With the quarterback situation, I think Shaun came in and did a great job. He’s expected to do that.

“That being said, things aren’t always going to work out the best on the offensive side of the ball – the same thing for us on defense. With that, we know we have to – at all costs – try to get the ball back to our offense so they can get back in the flow and take care of their normal business. We’ve just got to go out there and get the ball back.

“To the fans: there’s not a lot to worry about – we played really well. I think this is definitely a new era for the Detroit Lions, I can definitely feel that. I think everybody on the team feels that way and we just want to continue to play. Though we didn’t come out with the win as we planned, we’re going to go into the next game and take care of business, especially because we’re at home.”


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Johnson: ‘I caught it, no doubt, but it’s the rule’

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on September 13, 2010 – 2:20 pm

“Overall, we had chances. We did have some lapses. We had some bad field position, but still had opportunities. We let some things go, had two turnovers. The Bears were sitting back the whole game – Cover 2. Kind of like the same thing they did last year. We really couldn’t get anything going against them.

“The bright spot to me was the two-minute drive we had at the end of the game. We went down and we did some good things on that drive – I’ll leave it at that.

“It’s tough to have your leader go down, being your quarterback – that sucks. But at the same time, the bright spot in that is just having Shaun Hill, the veteran. He knows the offense just as well as Matt does, so our offense shouldn’t really miss a beat.

“The only thing I can say to the fans is that it’s one game out of 16. We’re going to try to bring it, but we do have to step it up a little bit. We can’t go into any lapses coming out after halftime when we get the ball first. We’ve got to be able to do something to at least put our offense in good field position.

“But, other than that, based on the play: I caught it, no doubt, but it’s the rule. They found a rule real fast and put it to use.”


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