NFC Notes: Lions, Packers, Jordan Love, Vikings


Lions’ HC Dan Campbell seems to be quite happy with the performance of QB Jared Goff since his arrival in Detroit.

“Look, I don’t want to get too far on this right now, but I’ll tell you what. Yesterday, it was impressive,” Campbell said, via Justin Rogers of The Detroit News. “He made some throws yesterday that were, my gosh, they were outstanding — just pinpoint, accurate throws. He was good on his reads. I felt like he had one bad throw yesterday, and it was really more he was late on the throw. I want to say he made about five throws that were just, ‘Wow. OK, that’s really good. Really good.’ Just pinpoint, back shoulder, a guy running up on a wheel and its back shoulder right on the ear, or up the seam, or an out route to (T.J.) Hockenson, threw it right by the defender where only he could get it. He’s got a lot of confidence right now and I think he’s getting a good grasp of the offense. It was impressive. It really was. We’re pretty happy right now.”

Lions’ OC Anthony Lynn thinks that Goff has done a great job learning the offensive system so far and has shown great accuracy and arm strength.

“He’s learning the system, he’s picking it up pretty fast, and boy, his arm strength is really good,” Lynn said. “He’s throwing some really accurate balls. I thought he had his best practice yesterday and hopefully, he continues to get better.”

  • Justin Rogers of notes RT Tyrell Crosby did not attend voluntary practices for a second straight week while trade rumors involving him are ongoing. Lions’ HC Dan Campbell says he expects Crosby to be in attendance for next week’s practices.


Packers’ QB Jordan Love never played a game last season but says he learned a lot from watching QB Aaron Rodgers lead the team to the NFC Championship.

“Yeah. I mean, just watching that dude, having a whole season just watching him– you know, at practice and then in games.” Love said, via Mackenzie Salmon of USA Today Sports. “You know, just watching how consistent he is and just how he leads the team. It’s fun to see and it’s– I just sit there on a notepad all practice just writing stuff down.”

Love feels that he was ready for the NFL last season and has no issue being thrown into the fire at any given time.

“Oh yeah, 100%. You know, that was my thing coming out. That’s why I felt like I was ready to leave college. I felt like I was ready to go play in the league. But yeah, no doubt. If I get thrown in the game, you don’t have a choice. You’ve got to be ready, so,” Love said.


  • Vikings’ CB Bashaud Breeland on signing a one-year deal with Minnesota: “I’m going back there to the NFC North, just on another side after being in Green Bay. I feel it’s a great opportunity being with a defensive-minded head coach, Patrick Peterson, and getting to mentor the young guys as a vet myself.” (Josina Anderson)
  • Chris Tomasson reports that Breeland’s one-year deal is worth up to $4 million and adds that a source tells him Breeland is expected to compete for a starting cornerback position.
  • Tomasson also reports that the team was interested in signing CB Amari Henderson after he tried out but he remains in Ohio following the funeral for his brother. It’s now unknown if Henderson will sign with the Vikings but sources tell Tomasson the team will keep tabs on him.
  • The Vikings have hired former Texans’ pro scout Chris Blanco to the same position in Minnesota. (Neil Stratton)

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