Jun 10, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Lions Training Camp Top Stories

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Detroit Lions training camp kicks off this week and the positivity emanating from Allen Park would choke a care bear. Every Lions interviewed ahead of training camp is raving about new head coach Jim Caldwell’s ability to motivate and inspire.

Reggie Bush said during an interview this week that Jim Caldwell makes every meeting “exciting”.  If that’s the case, Jim Caldwell should have a career in leadership training after he finishes his time in the NFL. But for now Jim Caldwell will have to settle for leading the Detroit Lions to their first Superbowl.

This week Detroit Lions Training Camp links include an outlook for Matt Stafford in 2014, sleepers to make the roster, things to watch for in Detroit Lions training camp and ESPN’s Detroit Lions Training Camp preview.

Don’t forget about the Detroit Lions Live Feed bringing you the latest from around the Fansided Network.

So relax! No traffic back-ups here! Just a smooth ride on the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.

From the Freep: Matt Stafford Enters A New Phase Of His Career

The Detroit Lions will start training camp Monday. But Matthew Stafford will start something entirely more significant. After five years in the NFL, the Lions’ talented-but-inconsistent quarterback will begin the second part of his career.

From MLive: Jim Caldwell Honored As The First Black Head Coach In Detroit Lions History

This is a city with a proud sports heritage. This also is a city that is predominantly black. Yet Detroit had never had a black professional head football coach — until now.

From Bleacher Report: Five Story Lines To Watch During Detroit Lions Training Camp

Detroit has several intriguing storylines to follow. From a new coaching staff to a mercurial defensive tackle to a handful of position battles, there is plenty to look forward to over the next week. 

From DetroitLions.com: Detroit Lions On The Spot

The new coaching staff is the biggest change, and there’s a renewed optimism because of Jim Caldwell and his staff, but this is still a player’s league. Players win and lose games and the Lions will need better performances from a number of players this year if they’re going to compete with the likes of the Packers and Bears in the NFC North.

From DetroitLions.com: Five Sleepers To Watch During Detroit Lions Training Camp

Training camp starts in three days and with it begins the pursuits of fringe players trying to make the roster. It’ll be a tough roster to crack with 19 returning starters, a few key free agent acquisitions, a number of solid reserves and a full crop of draft picks all vying for 53 spots.

From ESPN: Detroit Lions Training Camp Preview

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be previewing the Detroit Lions entering training camp, which begins at the end of July. A reminder – unless a player is an entrenched starter, so much of what will happen over the next month or so will be entirely fluid as players attempt to make an NFL roster.

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