Detroit Lions: Question of the Week

Question of the Week is a feature in which we take a cross-section of opinions from Detroit Lions players and coaches (and sometimes opponents) about a singular topic. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with football. Have a suggestion? Email:michael.rothstein@espn.com.

Previous Questions of the Week.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Every once in a while in this space, things get pretty weird. So in the process of asking last week’s Question of the Week -- Chicken or the Egg -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Andre Fluellen came up with a question of his own.

As he was staring at the entrance of the Detroit Lions' locker room, he wondered this: What would frighten you more, if you walked in and saw a bear or a hippopotamus?

These, as always, are the Lions' answers (some edited for clarity).

Fluellen
Defensive tackle Andre Fluellen: I would say, man, definitely a bear. First of all, bears can run really fast. I don’t know, though. Hippos kill more people than any other safari animal. The hippo could take a lot of people out at one time. A bear is a little bit more agile, though. So I’ll be more afraid of a bear. It’s a good question. How many hippos do we have?

Reporter: A couple.

Fluellen: OK, a couple hippos. All right.

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Offensive lineman Rodney Austin: A bear. Definitely a bear. Hippos are dangerous but I’d be more afraid of that bear. Bears, I don’t know the exact numbers but I think bears are a little faster than hippos. I know hippos are dangerous. I’ve seen videos of hippos getting down in the wild, but I don’t know, man, that bear, the claws and the teeth. If a hippo had razor-sharp claws, I would probably be more afraid of the hippo. And there’s nowhere to hide from the bear. I do know one way to get away from a bear, somebody told me this -- you’ve got to run downhill. If you see a bear in the woods, run downhill because it’ll chase you and then it’ll fall. Bears are bottom-heavy, they are like weeble wobbles, all the weight in the [butt]. So it’ll just tumble. But much more afraid of a bear than a hippo.

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Offensive lineman Larry Warford: Walking through this door? Probably a bear. But hippos kill more people than any other animal in Africa. But bears, they can climb stuff. Probably a bear, for sure. They are agile, very agile. Hippos, they can run fast on land regardless but I feel like I could zig-zag through a few things and get away from it, you know.

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Fuller
Wide receiver Corey Fuller: Hippopotamus. I don’t know, but I’m going to go with hippopotamus because I’ve never really seen one before. Either one, I’m running. I’m not going to stand there long. It doesn’t matter. I’m running.

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Defensive end Darryl Tapp: Probably bear. I don’t know, just off of first sight, that would probably get me going a little bit more than a hippo would. Hippos are probably more aggressive and bigger but you’ve been growing up being afraid of bears, so I’m going to go with bear.

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Cornerback Rashean Mathis: That’s a tough question. I watch a lot of National Geographic and Animal Planet, so I know the history of both. A lot of people would probably say a bear, but a hippopotamus kills more people than bears do. So I would be more afraid of a hippo, probably. If he marks this is his territory, I would be more afraid of a hippo. They kill more people in the wild than bears do, so that’s just educational.

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Tight end Brandon Pettigrew: A bear. I think a bear is faster.

Eric Ebron: A bear or who?

Reporter: Bear or hippo.

Pettigrew: Bears can climb. I can get on top of that Pepsi container right there and I’m straight.

Ebron: Until he rams that and you fall.

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Tight end Joseph Fauria: I feel like I would be one with the bear if the bear came. I think I would be friends with the bear. A black bear, a brown bear, I’d be cool with him. I know they can climb places and stuff, but a hippo, man, it’s mad because it’s not in the water. It’s freezing over here. I don’t know, he’s probably mad at the Lions because they get all the support as king of the jungle. He’s like, ‘No dude, I kill more people.’ So he’s probably mad that I’m a Lion. I would probably take the hippo because the bear would be like, ‘Yo, bear necessities. Let’s hang out.’ I’m a UCLA Bruin, bear, so he knows that. I’m fellow comrade Bear. Bruin. And then you’ve got the hippo, who is like I’ve got big teeth and I’m fat and I’m angry. The guy from "Big Daddy," he couldn’t say my name, Hip-Hop-Anonymous. So he’s ornery and angry and he’s going to eat me. So I’d be more scared of the hippo and want to hang out with the bear.

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Safety James Ihedigbo: A bear. A bear can run.

Cornerback Cassius Vaughn: A hippo can, too.

Ihedigbo: Hippos, how fast can they run?

Reporter: I don’t know. Probably not as fast as a bear.

Ihedigbo: Bears have a little agility.

Vaughn: If it ain’t mine, I’m scared of it anyway. If it ain’t mine, I can’t mess with it. Period. So probably a bear. A bear’s got claws. But the hippo got a big mouth. A hippo don’t look terrible, like scary, you know what I mean?
Question of the Week is a feature in which we take a cross-section of opinions from Detroit Lionsplayers and coaches (and sometimes opponents) about a singular topic. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with football. Have a suggestion? Email: michael.rothstein@espn.com.

Previous Questions of the Week: Talent competition; See in London; Switch jobs for a day; Go-to dance moves; Last meal; Twitter follow; Ninja turtle; Advice for freshmen; First job; First football memory; Who makes you laugh; Ten years from now

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It is one of the biggest questions of our time and one of the most famous causality dilemmas.

What came first? The chicken? Or the egg?

So we brought this question up to the Detroit Lions this week for the Question of the Week. What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Here, as always, are their answers as they try to figure out one of life’s biggest questions.

For what it’s worth, this 2010 story says British scientists believe the chicken came first. No idea how the chicken got there, though.

Tight end Joseph Fauria: God made man first, so God made chicken first. Done. I was ready for that question.

Reporter: Have you thought about this in the past?

Fauria: Yessssss. I have. I think that’s a good answer. I’ve thought about it before and thought, you know what, that’s a great answer.




Punter Sam Martin: The chicken.

Reporter: Why?

Right guard Larry Warford: There’s two answers for that.

Martin: The chicken evolved. No?

Warford: Did the chicken come out of a chicken egg?

Martin: No, the chicken came out of another animal. We just don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that question.

Reporter: That’s the point. It’s an existential question.

Martin: Well, the egg cannot be made without the chicken so it had to have been the chicken. I don’t know how the chicken got there.

Warford: What it is, though, is what’s in the egg? A chicken, right?

Martin: Yeah.

Warford: But what made the egg?

Martin: A chicken.

Warford: But you don’t know that.

Martin: 100 percent, that’s a fact.

Warford: No, but the mutated embryo could be a chicken from something else.

Martin: That’s what I’m going to go with.

Reporter: You guys have been great. Thank you.

Martin: The egg was laid by something but no one knows if the chicken actually came from a chicken. The chicken and the egg might not have come from two chickens. It could have been a mockingbird and a coyote, you know. Made a chicken. (Eds. Note: He’s joking about the mockingbird and a coyote. I think.)




Defensive end Darryl Tapp: The chicken.

Reporter: Why the chicken?

Tapp: He had to come from somewhere. Right?

Defensive tackle Andre Fluellen: It’s the easiest question in the world.

Reporter: Why?

Fluellen: The chicken. God created the chicken.

Tapp: Yeah. That’s a pretty random question. I didn’t know where you were going with that question, thought there would be a residual conversation from it.

Reporter: Nope.




Wide receiver Jeremy Ross: I don’t know. Did the chicken come first or the egg come first? In order for a chicken to be born, there must be an egg.

Reporter: Right, but where does the egg come from?

Ross: God. God created the egg, allowed it to hatch and then, boom, there’s chickens.




Linebacker Ashlee Palmer: The egg.

Reporter: Why?

Palmer: Because. I’m not sure. I just wanted to give an answer. (Laughs)

Reporter: That’s pretty good. Cornelius [Lucas] gave me a whole explanation. So did Rodney [Austin]. I think they were making it up, though.

Palmer: Yeah, they had to be making it up because I’m not too sure what came first. The chicken or the egg? Wow.

(Eds. Note: Palmer then proceeded to yell at Austin across the locker room asking him about the chicken or the egg).




Offensive guard Rodney Austin: It would have to be the egg. Where would the chicken come from without the egg?

Reporter: Where would the egg come from without the chicken?

Austin: The egg grew. The first egg grew. Something dropped into it and fertilized it and the chicken came out and was like, ‘Hey, I’m lonely. So I think I’ll make more chickens.’ (Laughs hard)




Offensive guard Travis Swanson: Egg. I don’t know (why).




Offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas: I would say egg. Why egg? Because I think that was the evolution of everything. The egg had to come first. God wasn’t just going to drop a chicken down. He had to give the chicken some time to grow inside the egg.
Question of the Week is a feature in which we take a cross-section of opinions from Detroit Lions players and coaches (and sometimes opponents) about a singular topic. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with football. Have a suggestion? Email: michael.rothstein@espn.com.

Previous Questions of the Week: See in London; Go-to dance moves; Switch jobs; Last meal; Twitter follow; Ninja Turtle; College advice; First job; Football Memory; Who Makes You Laugh; Ten years from now.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Football players are often looked at as people singular talents -- guys who are good athletes and, well, maybe that's about it. Except more often than not, there is much more to what they are able to do.

A suggestion from reader Adam Miller of Forest Hills, New York led to this week's Detroit Lions Question of the Week: If you were in a Miss America-type talent competition, what would your talent be?

Here are their answers:

Running back Joique Bell: Playing an instrument, not sure which one, probably piano.

Can you play?

Bell: Little bit. I was about 8. By ear, though. Never took classes.

So how good are you?

Bell: I'm OK. Play a couple songs. Little bit of Beethoven. Little bit of Moonlight Sonata. I play a little modern.

When was the last time you played?

Bell: Whenever I see a piano laying around somewhere, I might hop on it, like a team hotel. During training camp, at the team hotel, I might get on the piano.

Have your teammates seen you do this?

Bell: Coach (Robert) Prince played a couple songs. I played with coach Prince. He played a couple songs. I played a couple. We went back and forth.




Cornerback Darius Slay: My dance moves, man. Besides my dance moves, what else. I can flip real good, backflips.

When did you start doing that?

Slay: I started doing that when I was freakin' 7. It's my genes. I could just go. I could flip real good. My step-dad taught me. He taught me how to flip. Then ever since then I've taken it. When I got to about 20, I stopped flipping, but I could still do it with no problem.

If you ever scored a touchdown, is that your celebration?

Slay: They wouldn't flag me for that, would they? Ain't see too many people just flip in the end zone, but if somebody do it first (and don't get fined), I'll do it second. Test it out.




Offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas: I can play percussion, like snare drum, bass drum. I was in the band before, like in middle school, before I found my calling in football.

You still play?

Lucas: I got no time for that. I gave it up after I found football. Like seventh, eighth grade. I started it around fifth grade, played with it until I got to middle school, end of seventh grade.




Defensive end George Johnson: I'd say making jokes, probably. I usually just kind of think of something on the fly and it just comes out.

Have you ever thought of doing an open mic night?

Johnson: Nah, well, yeah, in high school. (Never for real, though), I know I'd be bad at it.




Wide receiver Corey Fuller: Juggling. I taught myself how to juggle this summer. I just have that type of brain where if I really want to learn something, really want to learn how to do it, I'm going to do it. So I worked out this summer at a gym, same gym I was training at as a kid and he had these lacrosse balls. He had some lacrosse players but we used them more for massaging, things like that. But one day I picked up three balls and was like, "How in the world can you juggle three balls?" I didn't know how to do two. So I just stayed with it and I stayed after to help him coach a little bit and as I'm walking around I'm juggling two balls and threw the other one in randomly and taught myself how to juggle.

My other one is to play the piano. I don't really know how to play it. I just played it once and I think I can play it.

What did you play?

Fuller: I don't know.

So how do you know you can play the piano and not just bang keys?

Fuller: I was actually playing something. I heard it to my ears, we recorded it and everything. I want to get a piano so I can learn how to play it. But then I got some lessons from my aunt so she taught me some things. So I played it twice. This summer.




Punter Sam Martin: I hate questions like that because I realize I'm not good at anything like that. Have no hobbies. No B.S., either, I don't have a cool talent. I would have to figure something out.




Cornerback Cassius Vaughn: Being a comedian.




Wide receiver Jeremy Ross: I am Jeremy Ross and my talent is freestyling. I'm good at it. I don't really work at it but it's just something I do. I've been doing it since I was a kid. Me and my friends, we were always freestyling, so it's just the culture I grew up in, hip-hop and rapping being so much of an influence on us as kids. We just, it's just our culture. We do it all the time.




Defensive tackle Caraun Reid: Oh dang. I would probably sing. Either Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come," or something I can dance, show a little moves. A big man who can move a little bit, that's always a plus. So "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)," by Michael Jackson.




Quarterback Kellen Moore: Holy cow. I would not be in the talent show. A 3-point shooting contest?
Question of the Week is a feature in which we take a cross-section of opinions from Detroit Lions players and coaches (and sometimes opponents) about a singular topic. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with football. Have a suggestion? Email: michael.rothstein@espn.com.

Previous Questions of the Week: Go-to dance moves; last meal; Twitter follow; Ninja Turtle; advice for college freshmen; First job; football memory; who makes you laugh; 10 years from now ... .

LONDON -- The Detroit Lions are over here after weeks of anticipation and questions about the trip to play football in Europe instead of North America.

So this week's Lions question of the week is simple: What would Lions players want to see in London while they are here? For many Detroit players, this is their first trip outside of the United States.

(For me, I've been to London before, but trying to get to Greenwich this time or the Victoria & Albert Museum again. And taking suggestions.)

Quin
Safety Glover Quin: Just a little bit of the culture. I wouldn't mind seeing London Bridge [Tower Bridge], I guess. But, I'm just kind of here to enjoy the moment, to play in a game and I happen to see something that's pretty cool, I don't know a lot about the culture and what goes on. My wife does, so she may have a couple things she wants to see that I get to enjoy with her but as for me, I didn't come over with just one thing that I want to go see something.

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Cornerback Rashean Mathis: I have the family looking into that. The experience, we're not going to really experience too much being it's a business trip. It's different. I've been over there so it's a little different. It's not my first time, so I know what to expect, so during the offseason if I wanted to go be a tourist, I'll be a tourist. But this situation is a little different for me.

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Quarterback Kellen Moore: I've never been there so it'll be fun. Whether we have time or not, there are some buildings and historical stuff there that would be awesome. All the government-type stuff, kind of like the D.C. trip that we all had.

Reporter: You had a D.C. trip from Prosser, Washington?

Moore: Yeah, it was a long one.

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Waddle
Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle: I don't have nothing on my list. Just being out of the country in general is pretty exciting for me. At some point I would have hoped I would have gotten out of [the United States], but it's nice to do it the way we're doing it. I think it's a pretty neat deal.

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Linebacker Josh Bynes: I don't even know. I have no clue. I don't even know what's in London. Just whatever. This is my first time overseas. My older brother, he played overseas the past couple years and my little brother's best friend plays basketball overseas. Quite a few guys I know play basketball overseas, so they all said it's great and wonderful there. Me, I don't know what's over there. I'm just going to be a chicken with my head cut off and whatever pops up. Maybe I'll look up some stuff to see in London when it comes around.

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Defensive tackle Caraun Reid: Winning. Going there, I don't expect anything, just a different location.

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Wide receiver Jeremy Ross: Just seeing London. Never been. Don't even know what's out there. Only thing I really know is Big Ben, that's about it. It's all going to be new to me. New experience, first time going out of the United States. So it'll be a good experience just to be somewhere different, see what the culture is like, and see how everything is out there.

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Cornerback Cassius Vaughn: Can't name anything but it'll be fun to go over again. This is my second time. You get to see another walk of life, get to indulge in that culture a little bit, go to different restaurants, eat different foods and, you know, the value of a pound instead of an American dollar. You see all that types of stuff.

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Punter Sam Martin: Just see the city, sightsee. I'm excited for that. I'll do some research. See, I'm good like that. (Martin went to Big Ben on Tuesday) I've never left the country. Bahamas once.
Question of the Week is a feature here in which we take a cross-section of opinions from Detroit Lions players and coaches (and sometimes opponents) about a singular topic. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with football. Have a suggestion for a question?Email:michael.rothstein@espn.com

Previous Questions of the Week: Go-to dance moves; Last meal; Twitter follow; Ninja turtle; Advice for college freshmen; First job; Football memory; Who makes you laugh; 10 years from now.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- NFL players have pretty cool jobs -- they’ll admit that.

But they are human and they, too, and sometimes wonder about what it would like to hold other jobs. So that’s where this week’s Question of the Week comes from. If NFL players could switch jobs with someone for a day, who would it be and why?

(I’d switch with George Clooney because ... Clooney.)

Running back Reggie Bush: I’d be President (Barack) Obama. I would like to be and know and see what it feels like to be in that position. It’s such a demanding job that he has. It’s a powerful position but it’s also scary, too, to be in that position. You take all the heat for everything. It would just be cool and unique to experience that for a day, be the President for a day. They should do that. Like give that away, like a sweepstakes or something, President for a day. That’d be cool.

Reporter: So not because it used to be your nickname, introducing yourself on conference calls and things like that.

Bush: I just think it would be unique and cool to experience that, to go through that and see what his schedule is like because I feel like I have one of the toughest jobs. But his job is obviously tougher than mine. Just to see what that would entail and what he goes through, I think that would be pretty cool.

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Wide receiver Golden Tate: I’ve never thought about that because I love my job. Switch jobs with anybody in the world, who would it be? Probably be one of the golfers, Rory McIlroy.

Reporter: Why Rory?

Tate: He’s the best at what he does right now and he loves the game of golf.

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Running back Joique Bell: Megatron, because he is the best in the world.

Reporter: It doesn’t have to be a football player.

Bell: Anybody? Probably Bill Gates. Or Mark Zuckerberg. Because he got richest the easiest. That’s why.

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Cornerback Darius Slay: Oh man, I gotta switch jobs with Morris Chestnut.

Reporter: Why?

Slay: Because Morris Chestnut involves movies with a lot of ladies and I love ladies. And I love to act. I’m going to be an actor. There’s going to be one and two, there is no third. While I’m singing and dancing, I’m going to be acting. So it’s all in one.

Reporter: Have you ever acted before?

Slay: Nah. I feel like I’m acting right now. But it’s my way, it’s who I am. I think my days are acting, but I don’t know. Yeah. I want to be Morris Chestnut, me and him, switch jobs.

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Defensive tackle Caraun Reid: Hmm. Probably something chill. John Legend. He sings, has a beautiful wife (model Chrissy Teigen). That’s about it.

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Linebacker Josh Bynes: My father (Herbert). Just for him to experience something that he never had the opportunity to experience, sacrificing for me and my brothers and my family. Just to get an opportunity to experience this, he loves football and he was my defensive coordinator, my linebacker coach in high school. All his friends say he was one the best linebackers they had ever seen and he couldn’t go through with that because he had me and my brothers kind of early and he chose to take care of his family instead of going off to college. So give him an opportunity to see how this really is, playing in the NFL. Being able to provide for your family as much as you can and just being a positive influence on everybody else to see how it really is and be a blessed individual as I am now.

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Wide receiver Jeremy Ross: I would be someone who tries out exotic resorts, hotels, goes and flies around to Dubai and things like that, the most luxurious places and review them. I love places with a lot of luxury and places I’ve never seen.

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Wide receiver Corey Fuller: For a day? I would, wow, that’s a tough one. I want to give a good answer. I don’t want to go the usual President of the United States. I’m going to go with the President of the United States. Just you get to see what he goes through on an every day basis. We see him a lot but we don’t see the ins-and-outs of everything that is happening and I kind of want to experience that.

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Defensive end George Johnson: Somebody in the food business, like Guy (Fieri). I’m a big food guy. I like food. For some sort of reason I just love food. And I like to taste food. Like do different things with food. So it has to be his job. He gets to travel the country, test different places that people want to eat or go to. I’d trade jobs with him in a heartbeat.

Reporter: What’s the best thing you make?

Johnson: General Tso’s Chicken. That was pretty hard but it was a lot of fun to make.

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Wide receiver Ryan Broyles: I want to be a stock market guru, man. Whoever it may be. I want to go for one day to Wall Street and shadow some successful businessman. It’s something that’s intrigued me ever since I made the NFL, really.
Question of the Week is a feature here in which we take a cross-section of opinions from Detroit Lions players and coaches (and sometimes opponents) about a singular topic. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with football. Have a suggestion for a question? Email:michael.rothstein@espn.com

Previous Questions of the Week: Last meal; Twitter follow; Ninja Turtle; Advice for college freshmen; First job; First football memory; Who makes you laugh; Where are you 10 years from now.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- There’s dancing and then there’s dancing.

While yes, players celebrate in the end zone, the execution of rhythm doesn’t always translate from the field to the club. So it is here that we asked the Detroit Lions this question of the week: “What is your go-to (or favorite) dance move?”

(Question submitted by reader Paul Kuppich -- @pkuppich on your Instagrams)

Here, without any other explanation, are their answers (And for the record, my answer is The Elaine. Yes, it is as bad as Elaine Benes).

Cornerback Darius Slay: Oooooh. I’ve got so many. I’m so talented with dancing ability. It’s like, ‘God, I can do whatever.’ I’m probably the next Michael Jackson if they let me get on the stage but they trying to make me not get on stage. I’m trying to handle my profession right here, and when I’m done with this I’m going to dancing and you’ll see me on there. I’m just letting you know. Y’all better believe me.

Former cornerback Josh Victorian (looking on shocked from his locker): Mannnn…

Reporter: So clearly you want to be on "Dancing With the Stars" then.

Slay: I’m going to be. I’m going to be. It’s not, do I want to. It’s, I’m going to be.

Victorian: That’s on the checklist?

Slay: That’s on the checklist. Gotta get there. Yes. Thumping and all. Nae Nae, I’m doing everything they need me to do. I’m ready.




Offensive lineman Rodney Austin: It’s kind of a fist pump-slash-dice shake with the fist and a two-step but you walk with it a little bit. You can go both ways with that thing. That’s my jam. I picked it up in high school. There’s this dude I used to lift weights with named Demarco Turner and we’d do this dance, man. Like between sets when we were waiting on our turn to go, we were in the back cheering in the back for other dudes just killing it. Like boom, boom, boom.




Tight end Eric Ebron: Man, I don’t know. Honestly, I just do crazy stuff, man. That’s just me. It can be anything. Anything that is new, hot now. I just do. It may look crazy. Nah, sheesh. Man, whatever’s hot, man.




Tight end Brandon Pettigrew: I’m not a big dancer, man, like that. That’s just not my thing. I don’t have a go-to.




Running back George Winn: I’m not a dancer at all. I don’t have the rhythm. I’m not a dancer.




Safety Jerome Couplin III: Since I’m a Kappa, I would say The Shimmy. Cause I’m a Kappa. That’s probably the first thing I do. The music comes on, even during warm-ups or whatever, I’ll start shimmying a little bit. Not too much, though. People came to the game (against the Jets) and they were like, ‘Were you shimmying during warm-ups?’ I’m like, ‘You got me. I’m guilty.’




Wide receiver Jeremy Ross: Pssh. Go-to dance move? I’m not sure.




Right guard Larry Warford: A go-to dance move? (Asks Dominic Raiola, who has nothing) Probably The Carlton. The Carlton’s pretty sweet. I can hit that pretty hard.

Reporter: Why The Carlton?

Warford: Well, I kind of look like the guy. Yeah, I’ll hit that in the dance club all day, man. There’s nothing wrong with that.




Wide receiver Ryan Broyles: The Moonwalk. I don’t know. Michael Jackson’s the man. I actually learned that in like the fifth grade and that’s been my go-to, really. I love Michael Jackson.




Running back Theo Riddick: The Nae Nae. It’s a popular dance nowadays.
Question of the Week is a weekly feature here in which we take a cross-section of opinions from Detroit Lions players and coaches (and sometimes opponents) about a singular topic. Most of the time, they have nothing to do with football. Have a suggestion for a question? Email:michael.rothstein@espn.com

Previous Questions of the Week: Favorite Twitter follow; Favorite Ninja Turtle; Advice for college freshmen; first job; first football memory; Who makes you laugh; Where are you 10 years from now?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- If you had a chance to have only one more meal in your life, what would you eat? Have you ever thought about it?

This was the question posed to various Detroit Lions players this week -- and face it, football players know how to find good food to eat. So this week’s Lions Question of the Week: What would be your last meal?

Left guard Rob Sims: Oh man, last meal? Not going to lie, it’s this place called Baker’s Keyboard Lounge. It’s at 8th and Livernois. I’d have the turkey dinner in there. That’d be my last meal. It’s delicious. Elton Moore, our security guy, I was like, ‘I want to listen to some live music and get some soul food.’ He was like, "Go there." It became my favorite place in Detroit to go to. We go there all the time. It’s sweet. It’s a good place.

Reporter: Why the turkey?

Sims: I’m big on Thanksgiving. So in the middle of the year, when I can go get dressing and stuffing and yams and all that, I’m all for it. Thanksgiving is always the best day to eat, I want some Thanksgiving food before I go.




Cornerback Danny Gorrer: My last meal would be a home-cooked meal from my mom. Probably pork chops. Rice and gravy. Just call it and then ride off into the sunset.




Safety James Ihedigbo: Wow, I have no idea. We have our family chicken wings that are amazing. They are called the Ihedigbo Wings and they literally fall off the bone. So yeah, that would be the last. Back growing up family, it was my mom’s family recipe for wings and she taught it to all the kids and my wife knows how to make it and all that. That’s my last meal.




Kicker Alex Henery: It would be lasagna. Meatloaf? Lasagna, probably. I don’t know. It’s probably my favorite thing to eat, I guess. I never really thought about what I would eat if I was going to die.




Quarterback Dan Orlovsky: What time of day is it? I would have chicken parm with homemade pasta sauce, parmesan cheese on top for sure. A piece of cheesecake. And I’d be happy.

Reporter: Who is making the sauce?

Orlovsky: My wife.

Reporter: It could have been mom.

Orlovsky: My mom has some great sauce, too. My mom’s sauce is top of the line but my wife makes great sauce.

Reporter: Where’s the cheesecake coming from?

Orlovsky: I would let my wife make the cheesecake. She’s a really good cook, but she’s an even better baker. She likes to bake.




Wide receiver Corey Fuller: I would have my mother’s collard greens, macaroni and cheese, stuffing and potato salad. And then I would get crabs from Reter’s in Baltimore. I would get some Hip Hop Chicken, which is in Baltimore as well. And I think I would be good. I’d be good. And then any and every type of seafood. Doesn’t matter. Calamari. Clams. Oysters. Everything. All of it.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In terms of social media, Twitter and Instagram still appear to be the favored forms of communication between athletes and the general world that follows them.

But who do the players follow?

This week’s Question of the Week asked just that -- who is your favorite Twitter follow?

(My answer: My buddy John Walters because his opinions on things are often quite different than most @jdubs88.)

Broyles
Wide receiver Ryan Broyles @RyanBroyles: I don’t follow celebrities or anything like that. I follow news stations and stuff like that. I try to stay up to date. I don’t think I have one, man. As much as I’m on there, when I get on there I’m on there to tweet something, but throughout the day I’ll look at random news sites. I can’t say they are favorite, they all bring something to the table. I feel like I’m diversified when it comes to my Twitter followers. But I can’t just give you one.




Tight end Joseph Fauria @bigjoefauria: Let me see.

Tight end Jordan Thompson @JORDANTH0MPS0N: Say me, so I can get some followers.

Reporter: That’s actually brilliant.

Punter Sam Martin: Actually, say me, @SamMartin_6.

Fauria: I’m looking. I’m looking. Let’s see if Reggie tweeted. (Looks and sees that Bush didn’t tweet at him.) Definitely not Reggie Bush. I kind of like SportsNation. Hold on. I don’t really follow people that are really bad, really funny. I would say either SportsNation or Terez Owens. SportsNation because they post funny memes and same with Terez Owens. Just keep me updated on sports news and what’s going on with the game and Terez Owens is every sport. He’s a little bit gossip here and there, so it’s funny. Best of both worlds. Get my People Magazine and sports at the same time.




Punter Sam Martin: I don’t know. I really don’t know. Someone funny that I follow? I don’t know, dude, that’s tough. Ellen Degeneres is funny. I honestly am not a big, I follow 'SportsCenter' and stuff like that and I don’t get on it much unless I’m posting something or checking games. So, I guess sports and news. Forbes is a good one. I follow Forbes. It’s one of the few that I’ll actually click on their (links). So Forbes and Ellen.




Right guard Larry Warford @wardaddy_75: Funny Pics Depot. Just hilarious, bro. It gets me out of bad moods. It’s funny to follow. It’s pretty hilarious. I think equally as fun is LeCharles (Bentley). It’s funny because he just shuts people down. Those two are my favorite. It’s funny watching what LeCharles posts because he just shuts people down so fast. Someone will say something about diet and nutrition and he’ll go, ‘Nope, you’re wrong. And here’s why.’ It’s just funny to me. And then he puts up a lot of clips of other guys I train with as far as their pass pro and technique. Clips of them doing good things, coachable things. It’s pretty sweet. It’s like a double positive for me. Funny and informative.




Cornerback Darius Slay @_bigplayslay9: On Twitter? Kevin Hart. He’s too funny. Too funny. The stuff he tweet, it’s just so funny. You’ve got to follow Kevin. You’ve got to follow all comedians. Need to laugh.




Safety Jerome Couplin III @WhenInRome14: I don’t really go on Twitter. I be on Twitter here and there, but now more because I’m bored. I’m literally doing absolutely nothing. Don’t have one person for you. More instagram than Twitter.




Right tackle Cornelius Lucas @larry_lovestein: In terms of what? Detroit Lions. They keep me updated on what is going on with the team.

Reporter: Really? Really? You need that?

Lucas: You wanted somebody else?

Reporter: If that’s the truth and not the PR answer, then fine. But I don’t buy that.

Lucas: Actually my favorite thing to follow is NOLA.com. I’m from New Orleans, so I like to keep up with the news back home.




Wide receiver TJ Jones @IamTJJones13: I don’t use it following-wise in my timeline but probably Kevin Hart. Always a good laugh, always something stupid. You can count on him doing something to make you laugh.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been popular for a couple of generations now, from video games to animated series to even a recent live action movie.

So a lot of players would know exactly who the Turtles are -- and might have an opinion on them. Reader Ashley (@Ashley9V on Twitter) made the suggestion last week to ask Detroit Lions players who their favorite Ninja Turtle was.

Here are their answers. Have a question you want asked? Email michael.rothstein@espn.com or shoot a suggestion over on Twitter @mikerothstein.

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AP Photo/Paul BeatyIt seems to reason most Lions would either be on board with Leonardo (because of his choice of blue) or the 'swaggy' Raphael (red).
Wide receiver Corey Fuller: I like them all. I don’t know. When I was a kid, I used to watch all of them and I loved how they loved cheese pizza. I like them all.

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky: Probably Raphael, just because of the sound of the name. I liked them all. I was a big Turtle fan growing up. Maybe Leonardo, because of the name again. He wears blue. Maybe Leonardo. I’m probably a similar artist to Leonardo as well.

Reporter: Similar artist?

Orlvosky: No, I’m actually terrible. Doing stick figures. But that would be as far as I would go.

Punter Sam Martin: Who was the blue one? Yeah, Leonardo, actually. Because he’s blue. Blue is my favorite color. I was never a big Ninja Turtle guy, but when I did, you know how it was really cool when you were younger to have a favorite color and have everything be that favorite color?

Defensive tackle C.J. Mosley: Raphael. He was the coolest one and came off like a bully at the same time and was the first one to dive into a fight. He had to be the toughest one. He had the most swag.

Cornerback Nevin Lawson: I don’t know exactly his name but the one with the swords. The red [Raphaell. That’s him. I always liked how he did all the tricks and stuff with the swords.

Cornerback Rashean Mathis: I was a Michelangelo guy. I think because I was a younger brother. He was the youngest guy, so he was all sporadic and I had two older brothers. One of my brothers thought he was Raph, so being the youngest brother and the youngest spirit, I think that’s why I ended up liking Micaelangelo. When I watched the movie, it was fun to see.

Tight end Joseph Fauria: Which one’s the big one? Raphael. I saw the movie. Think Raphael’s the big one. I think. I don’t know. The big one.
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Questions of the Week.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- All across the country over the past few weeks, high school seniors have officially turned into college freshmen.

Many of us have been there before, including every person in the Detroit Lions' locker room. So we figured we’d offer some advice from those who have been there before.

This week’s Question of the Week: What advice, having gone through college, do you wish you would have gotten heading into your freshman year? These are the Lions’ answers.

Wide receiver TJ Jones: Pay more attention to time management your first year. My first year I was terrible with it. Absolutely awful. Focused more on just being in college, being a college kid, hanging out, enjoying the social life and not as much on academics as I should have. Definitely knowing how to manage your schoolwork and your social life.


Running back Theo Riddick: Just try to find someone that you can look up to in terms of senior leadership. You got to kind of look for elderly leadership. They know the ropes. They’ve been there before. Anything you can struggle with, they can be a mentor for you and guide you through.


Defensive end Larry Webster: Get your work done early because by the time the end comes around, you won’t be rushing to finish everything. They give you plenty of time to do it. They give you every assignment way in advance. I wouldn’t say it was an issue, but it would have made it a lot easier.


Defensive end George Johnson: Just basically being grounded. If you’re not grounded and you think this is going to last forever, you’re wrong. A lot of people think that when you stop playing football, football is over, but it’s really not. It goes on.

Reporter: What about in life?

Johnson: Same thing. If it doesn’t go your way the first time, know when the opportunity comes again, take full advantage of the opportunity because you never know what can happen.


Wide receiver Ryan Broyles: Going in, there’s a lot going on, you don’t really just stay in the moment. That’s anything in life, any situation. Just stay in the moment. When I was there, the schoolwork, tutors, everything going on and I hated it initially until I really let things slow down. Enjoy the moment, really.


Cornerback Nevin Lawson: Just listen to every advice from somebody that’s successful that already has been through what you’re about to go through. Really listen to the things that they said they wish they had done. That’s one of the main pieces of advice.


Punter Sam Martin: Enjoy it. Really embrace it. Sometimes you want to focus on the NFL or focus on playing so well that you miss the enjoyment of what you’re actually doing. It’s a lot different than what we do now, so enjoy it, embrace it and just acknowledge and step back every now and then and realize what you’re doing. Acknowledge it. In general, but also football, too. I used to be one of them, I can’t wait until college is over, study hall, classes. Now, I look back and it’s like college was awesome.


Tight end Joseph Fauria: Man, that’s really tough. What I would tell them? Enjoy it because it goes by fast and it’s the best time in your life. That’s the last time, the only and last time you get to be treated, right before you’re an adult and you’re responsible but you’re still old enough to do adult stuff. That middle ground and it’s a three-to-five year span you can do that where you’re old enough to do stuff as an adult but you don’t have the responsibility as an adult. So take advantage of it.
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Previous Questions of the Week: First football memory; Who makes players laugh; Ten years from now ...; Rookie nerves; Exciting offseason activity.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Summer is over. Football is starting. This could also mean remembering first jobs, many of which came over summers when school was out.

(If you're curious, my early jobs included camp counselor, bus boy and Blockbuster Video employee).

What about the Lions? What did they do for their first jobs when they were younger, before they started playing in the NFL?

That was this week's Question of the Week.

Wide receiver Corey Fuller: Like real, paid job? This. I volunteered one summer when I was at Virginia Tech at the YMCA with kids as a summer camp but that was it.

Reporter: So you never had a job in high school?

Fuller: I couldn't. My parents wouldn't let me. They wanted us in sports so we could go to school and go to college, you know what I mean.




Vaughn
Cornerback Cassius Vaughn: My first ever job? I used to work at my dad's grocery store when I was 10 or 11. I made an allowance, it wasn't no real job, job, but it was a family thing, you know. Vaughn's Grocery and Deli. We closed it down and moved on to bigger and better things, man.




Center Dominic Raiola: Football. I'm serious. NFL. My job was working out. For real. I had a summer fun job, but that wasn't fun. It was, I actually got fired after one day. It was field maintenance at Nebraska so we did this field maintenance on the track field. We were edging and it was a hot day. The sprinklers came on so we started doing Slip-N-Slides on the field. They were like, 'Uh, you can't work here.' Then we did some kind of summer camp for kids, for underprivileged kids in Nebraska.




Cornerback Rashean Mathis: College. It was NYSP program, a National Youth Sports Program. It was geared toward underprivileged kids and we did it at our college (Bethune-Cookman) actually. I stayed around for the summer every year, for three years for sure, and helped out with kids. Teaching them stuff, too. It was geared around the sports program, but also respect in all types of levels. It was fun. It grew my love for kids.

QOTW: First football memory

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- We all remember the first time we did something we loved, whether it was playing a sport, reading a book or participating in a hobby.

For the Lions, the first football memory can be an important one. In some cases, it can teach a lesson. In others, it brings laughter of memories when everything about the game was innocent and new.

So the question for this week: What is your first football memory?

Wide receiver Jeremy Ross: "When I played for the San Francisco Seahawks, Pop Warner. Caught a touchdown. I think I ran probably a 12-yard hook route. Caught it with my body like boom, spun to my left. I got a real good memory. I was nine years old."




Wide receiver Kris Durham: "First one playing, when I was 7, there was an 8-,9- and 10-year-old league and my uncle was one of the coaches. He would let me come, it was almost like a redshirt year, he would let me come and practice with them. He would let me go out there and I would have to take my licks, my bumps and bruises and he’d get me out there. He got me out there and practiced with the whole team and got my own jersey. It was the Cowboys. Just the Cowboys. In Calhoun, Georgia."




Offensive guard Rodney Austin: "Just remember going to my big cousin’s football games when I was little and playing with all the other kids who were too small to be out there or too young to be out there and just begging my mom to put me on the team and just letting me go. The next year, I was out there. I was five or six years old in St. Louis. I was one of the bigger kids. I ended up starting to play before they really allowed starting to let kids play. I was so big that I was six and I was starting on the seven-eight year old team. It was pretty awesome."




Right tackle Corey Hilliard: "I’m from New Orleans, so it would have to be something with the Saints. Probably my dad just yelling at the TV. That might not be true. In ’92 the Saints actually went to the playoffs. They actually had a good year that year. I was seven or six. That’s probably the earliest memory I have of the Saints. I was big into kicking things, so I liked the punter, Tommy Barnhardt. Pat Swilling, Rickey Jackson, those guys. Bobby Hebert, those guys, too."




Quarterback Dan Orlovsky: "Probably the first football memory that sticks in my head is my dad just teaching me the game. I originated in flag football and one of the first memories that sticks out, I was playing quarterback in flag football. I threw it and I think I was eight, someone smacked my arm and I remember tearing up and my dad kind of taking me behind a car and talking to me about it. Kind of verbalizing expressing toughness and how there was a big difference between being hurt and being injured. In that moment, changing my view on what it was to be tough and how it was to be tough for your teammates. Mainly just my dad teaching me."




Cornerback Rashean Mathis: "When I was younger and my grandmother wouldn’t let me play football because she said I was too small. That was the first thing I have. The other memory that sticks out the most, I was in the 10th grade and my brother was in the 12th grade and he was the star of the football team. He told me that I should quit because I wasn’t taking football seriously. That triggered something in me and I started taking football seriously after that."




Right guard Larry Warford: "I was playing flag football as a running back. I used to be a running back. Then I got meningitis and I couldn’t play anymore. Real talk. I got spinal meningitis and couldn’t play anymore. I was in second grade, I think. It was crazy."

Reporter: You know you can die from that, right?

Warford: "Yeah, I learned that in 2008. I didn’t know how serious it was until I was 16 or 17. I was talking to my uncle about it and he said, 'You know you can die from that, right?' I was like ‘What?’ "

Reporter: Did you do anything as a running back?

Warford: "I had a 70-yard touchdown run called back because I stiff-armed a little kid. I didn’t know you couldn’t do that. I straight bodied that kid. After that, I got meningitis. I only played like two games of the six-game season."




Offensive tackle Michael Williams: "My very first touchdown. I actually played running back and my mom missed the previous game so I came back and I knew she missed the game so I told her that I scored. I didn’t score, though. It was just a joke. So she comes to the next game and in my mind, I’m like, I have to score. So I scored. That was how it went. I was seven. The Pickens County Tornadoes."




Cornerback Cassius Vaughn: "My first year in little league in Memphis. I played for the North Memphis Chiefs. I was a D-end, six years old. D-end. I got a little faster, played a little quarterback. I just liked running the ball so I kind of migrated to the offensive side and it went from there. Full-tackle. Helmet, shoulder pads, all of that. We were out there tackling, man. Running real plays."
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Last season's Questions of the Week.

This season: 10 years from now; Exciting offseason activities; Rookie nerves.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Days during training camp can be long and tough. Players are away from their families, their friends. The only people they sometimes see are their teammates, their coaches and the media.

In this vein, I ended up curious about one thing: Who, exactly, makes these players laugh the most?

When some asked whether I meant on the team, I just responded with 'in life, who is the person who makes you laugh the most' and they could answer however they wanted. Somewhat surprisingly, most stuck with people close to them. These are their answers:

Cornerback Rashean Mathis: "My son (Rashean Jr.). It’s just amazing. It’s a wonderful creation, to see his own personality. You have mothers and you have fathers with their personalities, but to see a little kid grow up and develop his own personality and learn something new each week, it’s amazing. Recently, what has he done. I’m trying to see. I’ve been in camp the last couple weeks.

"One thing, it makes me laugh and makes me proud. I video record him all the time. So I swing my golf club in the house all the time. He has a golf club and to see him ... I’ll get golf balls for him ... so to see him swing the golf club and he finishes, he makes sure he finishes on his toes like he really knows what he’s doing and he waits for me to look for approval. It’s funny. It’s awesome to see, but it’s funny at the same time. He’s 2."



Wide receiver Ryan Broyles: "My wife (Mary Beth). You just never know what you get out of her. We have a one-on-one conversation and she can be so funny, but she really thrives when she’s around other people. She really catches me off-guard with some of the things she says. She has no sensor at all."



Offensive lineman Travis Swanson: "That’s a tricky one. ... As far as people that just make me laugh, all the O-line guys that I’ve been around. All the guys here are hilarious. All my O-line buddies back in college were hysterical. There’s one guy back in college. His name is Austin Beck. He was kind of a guy that if you needed any laugh whatsoever, you could go to him. He wouldn’t even know that he would do it. He would just do something. He thought he was the best dancer in the world, but he was the worst dancer in the world. So any time, obviously there was music playing in the locker room and stuff, he would kind of get it in his head and it was entertaining to watch."



Tight end Eric Ebron: "Who makes me laugh? My nephew (Legend Jackson). He does crazy stuff. Just different, man. He reminds me of me, that’s what makes me laugh. He’s hyper. He’s crazy. He just five (on Monday)."



Defensive lineman Larry Webster: "The whole D-line makes me laugh. (In your life?) My family. My friends. We’re always joking around about something. It’s basically everybody. I’m always laughing."



Wide receiver Golden Tate: "Jeremy Ross makes me laugh. (In your life?) Anyone with a good personality. I’m pretty easy to make laugh. I like the witty comments that if you don’t get a certain reference, you won’t get the joke. Like an inside joke with movies and things like that."



Offensive lineman Alex Bullard: "There’s a lot of people that make me laugh, but the person that makes me laugh the most is my best friend (Justin Cash) back home. We’ve known each other for so long and we have our inside jokes. When you’ve been best friends with somebody, you have non-verbal communication that’s funny. We laugh at the same things."



Cornerback Cassius Vaughn: "My wife (Monica). She’s just silly, man. I’ve been with her for so long. ... She’s like my best friend, my everything. She funny. She knows how to make me laugh and keep my mind right. (What does she do?) Anything. You have a bond with somebody for so long, all the mushy stuff go out the door and it’s just we have a good time together and we love that. That’s just how my house is. We have a good time, secure, have a good time making each other laugh and enjoy each other."
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Previous Questions of the Week. This week: Rookie nerves.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Detroit Lions players, when they could, tried to get away this offseason. They tried to escape their own workaday worlds of being professional athletes either to have some family time, see the world or perhaps create a little family of their own.

With this, the first week of the Lions’ NFL camp, we caught up with some players to find out the most exciting things they did during the offseason.

Wide receiver Jeremy Ross: “I got engaged (to former Cal runner Tracey Stewart). I took her to the Mandarin Oriental in San Francisco and went up to the top on the 40th floor, looking over the whole bay. Had a table for two with strawberries with chocolate, chocolate-covered strawberries with rose petals leading to the table with a violinist playing and a photographer present as well. June 13. We’ve been together for a while. We’ve been really good friends for like seven years.

Linebacker DeAndre Levy: “This offseason I went to Nicaragua and Venezuela. I did that in March, April. In Nicaragua, actually, there was a volcano that I wanted to [see], you can hike and sled down. You hike and sled down it. Mount Roraima in Venezuela is an unbelievable experience. It has endemic species of frogs and plants that are just untouched, unchanged and I camped out there for two days and hiked it for four days.”

Defensive tackle C.J. Mosley: “I’m pretty boring in the offseason, man. I don’t do much, man. Nah, man. I try to make sure, I look at it like this, man. I got drafted in the sixth round. Each and every year, I just feel like I make it by the skin of my teeth. So I just try to limit distractions and make sure that I don’t get caught in nothing.”

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew: “Anniversary in Puerto Rico. It’s one year. It’s nice. It’s pretty low-key down there, chill. Everybody’s like happy down there. It’s not really too lively like a Miami or something like that. It’s pretty chill.”

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy (other than getting married): “Go on vacation. I’ve never been on vacation in my life. (Went to) St. Lucia and then went to Vegas. Of course, I’ve been to Vegas, but it’s my little vacation.”

Reporter: No vacation ever?

Van Noy: “I’ve never been outside of the West Coast for vacation, never been outside of the U.S. or have taken longer than three days, a weekend.”
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Last season’s Questions of the Week.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- They showed up in courtesy vans and their own automobiles, in groups and on their own.

Rookies reported to Detroit Lions training camp on Tuesday to begin their first forays into a true NFL season. For some, it is their one chance to make the squad. For others, it is an opportunity to move up the depth chart and possibly steal a starting position.

They will be the youngest players in camp and likely among the most nervous at first, which led to the obvious first Question of the Week for the 2014 season.

Rookies, what are you most nervous about entering training camp?

Ebron
Tight end Eric Ebron: It’s just doing what I got picked to do. It’s about being a team player, being here for guys, for the team, trying to help us succeed and advance and to do things that we know we are capable of doing. That’s really just, it’s not nervous, but you got picked first. Come on, you’re supposed to help with the whole process. So that’s really the only thing that weighs upon my head.


Receiver TJ Jones: Probably that first big hit. They always talk about it’s faster, they are faster, bigger, stronger in the NFL, which they are, so, really taking that first blindside or not really seeing someone coming and they take you out. Getting that first one out of the way.


Guard Bryce Quigley: It’s a brand new experience for me, so I’m not sure what to expect. I’m just really excited to be here.


offensive lineman Travis Swanson: It’s kind of hard to pinpoint. I think I was most nervous when I first came in here after the draft. You don’t know what to expect. Now, you kind of do, so It’s kind of hard to pinpoint what you’re most nervous about.


Quarterback James Franklin: Honestly just getting the play calls down. I feel confident knowing the plays and being able to execute them. It’s just being able to remember to tell everyone else in the huddle what they need to do.

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