Episode #45: Rumors of a Coach

Things were pretty quiet in Allen Park this week as the Lions progressed into Week 2 of their offseason. Outside of Allen Park there were plenty of rumors swirling about Matt Patricia…

  • Erik and Joe delve into Erik’s Studs and Duds of the Year
  • The boys take a look at the four head coaching vacancies and all the coaching hires around the league that have affected the Lions
  • Six coaches have already interviewed, with one more requested
  • There is a rumor mill discussion surrounding Peter Kings report that Patricia prefers the Giants job and Michael Lombardi who eludes to the idea that the Lions and Patricia are a done deal
  • A handful of head coaching questions were in the mailbag
  • As well as several concerning the offseason
  • They close with Joe answering statistical questions from 2017
  • The video of Andy Reid in the Punt, Pass and Kick competition
  • Erik has a series of articles examining the game by game progress of rookie snap counts from 2017 including Jarrad Davis, Teez Tabor and Kenny Golladay, there will be more to come…

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Episode #44: A New Head Coach Search Begins

The Lions ended the season on a “high note” defeating the Green Bay Packers 35-11 in the finale at Ford Field on Sunday. The  mood in Allen Park soured a bit on Monday with the firing of the 36-28 Jim Caldwell.  The offseason opens with uncertainty, and Erik and Joe delve into a lot of the relevant topics…

  • Tabor and Carey did not suffer any long-term damage
  • The vast majority of the practice squad was retained on future contracts, Joe is certain all will see time in Lions uniforms next season
  • Erik’s Studs and Duds article is led by the high paid guys in the finale
  • Erik and Joe talk about the superlative stats from 2017
  • Five new first-time question submitters get recognized in the mailbag as well as many of our old favorites
  • Highlights from the Bob Quinn press conference
  • A look at the upcoming coaches with interviews and a group of coaches without interviews that Vegas thinks are candidates for the Lions job
  • The first section of questions from the mailbag concern the search for the new head coach
  • The second section of questions center around potential roster moves

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Episode #43: Week 17 Preview vs. Packers

The season effectively ended in Cincinnati on Christmas Eve with a lackluster 26-17 loss to the Bengals. The season will mercifully end on Sunday when the Lions host Green Bay at Ford Field…

  • Ebron, Lang and Wagner have been limited in practice this week
  • Swanson, Lawson and Barclay (sent to IR) have all been out with concussions
  • In 3rd string QB news Brad Kaaya has been claimed by the Colts and Alek Torgersen has been added to the practice squad
  • The Power Rankings continue to be meaningless, but always fun to note
  • Erik’s Studs and Duds article welcomes back Ziggy Ansah, Eric Ebron and Quandre Diggs to the good side
  • The rookies continue  to gain reps as the season goes on
  • Erik covers what happened against the Packers last go around and what the Lions would look to do to win on Sunday
  • Five new first-time question submitters get recognized in the mailbag as well as many of our old favorites
  • Erik and Joe give their thoughts on the current and future coaching situation
  • Erik wrote and article showing his first fans generated mock draft and you can check it out here
  • Unfortunately, we experience some technical difficulties in the last 30 seconds of the show, but it basically cuts out us saying thanks to all of you listeners, we really appreciate your support of our show, Thanks.

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Episode #42: Week 16 Preview vs. Bengals

The Lions finished their sweep of the Bears 20-10 on Saturday in their color rush grays at Ford Field. This week the Lions head to the banks of the Ohio River to face off against the Cincinnati Bengals on Christmas Eve…

  • Rick Wagner should return to the lineup on Sunday
  • Travis Swanson is still likely out
  • TJ Jones has been added to IR with Andre Jones promoted to the 53 man roster to replace him
  • The Power Rankings continue to baffle Erik and Joe
  • The Lions playoff scenarios are evaluated
  • Erik evaluates the Lions chances against each of their potential playoff opponents in the event the Lions sneak in
  • Erik’s Studs and Duds article continues to feature Darius Slay and Eric Ebron, for good reasons
  • Erik continues to break down the rookie snap counts vs. the veterans
  • Bengals offense vs Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Bengals defense
  • More new first-time question submitters  and many questions looking towards the Lions offseason

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Episode #41: Week 15 Preview vs. Bears

The Lions failed to take full advantage after forcing 5 Buccaneer turnovers and needed a late Matt Prater field goal to defeat Tampa 24-21 on Sunday. This week the Lions return home to face the Bears for the 2nd time in 5 weeks…

  • TJ Lang and Ziggy Ansah are the two starters we find listed as questionable this week
  • 40% of the Offensive Line (Rick Wagner and Travis Swanson) will be out on Saturday
  • Roland Milligan is back on the practice squad and Rodney Coe has been added to the 53 man
  • Kasim Edebali and Adarius Barnes have been released
  • The Lions sit right in the middle of the pack in the latest power rankings
  • Erik’s Studs and Duds article features Eric Ebron, Theo Riddick and Darius Slay as studs
  • Erik and Joe talk about a Pride of Detroit article that breaks down Teez Tabors play vs. the Buccaneers
  • Richard Sherman wrote an article for the Players Tribune that lists his top 5 most underrated WRs and 2 Lions make the list
  • 3 keys for the Lions on offense
  • 3 keys for the Lions on defense
  • The mailbag includes questions from new and old mailers

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Episode #40: Week 14 Preview vs. Buccaneers

The ship is taking on water as the Lions were embarrassed by the Ravens 44-20 last Sunday in Baltimore. No better place to take a listing ship than Tampa Bay where the Lions will take on the 4-8 Buccaneers…

  • After a one week hiatus, Ziggy Ansah is back on the injury report
  • TJ Lang, Ameer Adbullah, Travis Swanson, Jamal Agnew, Rick Wagner and Matt Stafford are at risk of not playing on Sunday
  • Thurston Armbister is back on the practice squad
  • The Lions are dipping into the later teens in the power rankings
  • Erik’s Studs and Duds article debuts a new stud and dud that has mostly seen time on the studs list this season
  • Erik also wrote about Quandre Diggs’ move to safety has and will affect the Lion defense
  • Buccaneers offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Buccaneers defense
  • The questions section has been reformatted this week due to the large amount of crossover in the questions

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Episode #39: Week 13 Preview vs. Ravens

The Lions ruined many a Thanksgiving last Thursday as they allowed the Vikings to leave with all the turkey and trimmings with a 30-23 win, basically ending the Lions hopes of a division title. The Lions will look to get back on track this Sunday in Baltimore…

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Episode #38: Week 12 Preview vs. Vikings

The Lions kept pace with the Vikings with a nailbiting 27-24 victory over the Bears on Sunday. They will get a chance to gain ground on Thanksgiving when the Vikings make their way down to Ford Field…

  • Jalen Reeves-Maybin returned to practice
  • Ziggy Ansah remains a fixture on the injury report but may play
  • Jamal Agnew and Dwayne Washington have been out the last 2 days
  • DT Khryi Thorton released with no corresponding move
  • The Lions inch higher in the power rankings
  • Erik’s Studs and Duds articles this season have been sprinkled with a lot of Darius Slay and Matt Prater this season
  • Vikings offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Vikings defense
  • A couple of questions from new askers are mixed in with a bunch of mailbag questions from many of our long-time listeners

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Episode #37: Week 11 Preview vs. Bears

The Lions were shaky early but strong late in a 38-24 win over the winless Cleveland Browns. This week Erik and Joe sit back and wonder how the Lions will look against Mitch Trubisky and the Bears on Sunday…

  • TJ Lang was back at practice
  • Ziggy Ansah is out again this week
  • Greg Robinson moved to IR
  • The revolving door keeps spinning in the adds/releases department
  • The Lions move up slightly in most of the power rankings
  • The Browns game brought about a new list of Studs and Duds
  • Bears offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Bears defense
  • While looking through the mailbox we found a bunch of good queries

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Episode #36: Week 10 Preview vs. Browns

The Lions dominated the Packers on Monday night to the tune of a 30-17 victory. Erik and Joe bask in the first win without a punt since 1971 and prepare for DeShone Kizer and the Cleveland Browns on Sunday…

  • TJ Lang is in the concussion protocol and may not play Sunday
  • Ziggy Ansah is a question mark too
  • Decisions remain on Taylor Decker and Corey Robinson
  • For the first time this season the Lions do not add or release anyone so far this week
  • The Lions stay steady in the power rankings, Erik says it is likely due to the rankers having their lists complete before Mondays game
  • Erik’s Studs and Duds article from the Packers game is rehashed
  • Browns offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Browns defense
  • The mailbag  is overflowing and needs to be emptied

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