Episode #30: Week 3 Preview vs. Falcons

The Lions resoundingly spoiled the Giants home opener on national TV Monday night with an excellent performance on both sides of the ball with a 24-10 win. Erik and Joe speak fondly about the game then preview the matchup with the Falcons…

  • Injury updates, injuries slowly beginning to mount
  • Transactions – DE George Johnson returns, DE Alex Barrett released
  • The Lions have moved a little up in the power rankings (#8 on Bleacher Report, #8 on NFL.com and #10 on CBS.com
  • The computers have spoken and the early playoff odds are out
  • Erik and Joe break down the Studs and Duds article from Lions Wire
  • Pro Football Focus released their individual player rankings from Week #2, with Quandre Diggs still the #1 CB in the NFL
  • Jamal Agnew is NFC special teams player of the week
  • Falcons offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Falcons defense
  • A dip into the mailbag

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Episode #29: Week 2 Preview vs. Giants

The Lions opened the regular season with a whimper vs. the Cardinals in the first quarter but roared back the rest of the way and walked away with a 35-23 win. Erik and Joe talk about the game then preview the matchup with the Giants…

  • Injury updates, the Lions are in pretty good shape heading into Monday
  • Transactions – the big move is the addition of P Jeff Locke
  • The Lions have moved way up in the power rankings (#10 in ESPN, #9 on NFL.com and #9 on CBS.com
  • Erik and Joe break down the Studs and Duds article from Lions Wire
  • Pro Football Focus released their individual player rankings from Week #1, with Quandre Diggs the #1 CB in the NFL
  • Matt Prater is NFC special teams player of the week
  • Giants offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Giants defense
  • A dip into the mailbag
  • Joe plays “Who’s Got More” and “Coordinator Roulette

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Episode #28: Week 1 Preview vs. Cardinals

After 4 grueling preseason games, the regular season is finally upon us. Erik and Joe break down the matchup against Arizona…

  • Injury updates for both teams
  • The Lions add OL Brian Mihalik and Zac Kerin and release OL Cornelius Lucas and Brandon Thomas
  • The Practice Squad roster has been filled and it has some new faces but doesn’t have Cole Wick or Brad Kaaya
  • How will the Lions offense fare against the Cardinals 3-4?
  • Can the Lions stop David Johnson or generate a pass rush?
  • A deep dip into the mailbag
  • If you are attending the game and want to be part of the phone pre-game thing, you should probably read this
  • Joe asks for Eriks thoughts on specific things we will see in the game
  • Also, read Erik’s latest article covering the press conference

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Episode #27: 53 Man Roster Evaluation

The Lions closed out a middling preseason with a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills and a 2-2 record. On Saturday the Lions trimmed the roster to 53 men, Erik and Joe break it down…

  • Position by position breakdown
  • A short chat about the players still in Lions orbit on injured or suspended lists
  • Of the 22 players leaving without full-time employment with the Lions which 10 could Erik see coming back, albeit on the practice squad
  • Finishing with a discussion of Erik’s final preseason Studs and Duds article

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Episode #26: Preseason Week 3

The Lions did not show up early or late in a “close” 30-28 loss to the Patriots on Friday. Erik and Joe discussed what happened, and figure out how the roster is going to shape up…

  • The big news was the Matthew Stafford contract extension announced on Monday
  • The injury report is mostly unchanged
  • DT Derek Lott was added, LT Cyrus Kouandijo, TE Tim Wright and WR Keshawn Martin cut, DT Jordan Hill to IR
  • There are rumors that teams are interested in Jake Rudock
  • The Duds and Studs from the New England game and the thoughts on whether the Lions starters performance was a big deal or not
  • The prediction of the 53 man roster and thoughts about additions to the practice squad
  • Erik and Joe finish it off with a dip into the mailbag

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Episode #25: Preseason Week 2

The Lions had a mixed bag in the 16-6 win over the Jets 16-6 this past Saturday night. Erik and Joe talk about the game, the roster, Rod Wood and more…

  • As always a look at the injury report
  • Latest transactions, nothing earth shattering this week
  • Steven Tulloch visited with the team this week
  • Still no progress on the Stafford contract front
  • Erik and Joe visit the Rod Wood shed and talk about his meeting with Roger Goodell this week (No Hard Knocks for the Lions)
  • The mailbag had a lot of questions about how this Lions roster is taking shape
  • Eriks studs from the game
    • Quandre Diggs
    • Matthew Stafford
    • Akeem Spence
  • Eriks duds from the game
    • The RBs not named Abdullah
    • Joe Dahl (as a Guard)
    • Brad Kaaya
  • Some more notes on the Jets game with A’Shawn, Hayden, Davis and Agnew standing out on defense
  • Joe tries to guess how the pollsters voted in Erik’s article covering the Lions roster battles

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Episode #24: Preseason Week 1

The Lions trounced the Colts 24-10 on Sunday and Erik and Joe have some takeaways from the game…

  • Eriks studs from the game
    • Kenny Golladay
    • A’Shawn Robinson
    • Anthony Zettel
  • Eriks duds from the game
    • Michael Roberts
    • Matt Asiata
    • Laken Tomlinson
  • Kerry Hyder and Brandon Copeland hit IR, how will they be replaced?
  • Will the guard play improve?
  • Is this where the Golladay hype train stops?
  • Does Dwayne Washington have the RB4 spot locked up?
  • Will Erik’s duds rebound vs the Jets?

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Episode #23: Post Training Camp Wrap

Erik has been posting articles after every day of practice he attends, you can read them here

The Lions are in Indy gearing up for their first preseason game on Sunday, Erik and Joe talk about what happened over the last week…

  • Update on the injury report
  • The easiest part of the coaches job… the cuts
  • The boys go through the mailbag as they break down each positional group
  • If Abdullah provides 1000 yards rushing how does it affect the dynamic of the team?
  • Is Caldwell the reason the Lions struggle to run the ball?
  • How many WR and TE will the Lions end up with on the roster, and what are they going to use more in the slot?
  • Is there a possibility that the Lions trade Tomlinson?
  • Erik gives his thoughts on the defensive line situation
  • Valoaga has looked good in practice
  • Will Thornton and Bryant make the 53 man roster?
  • What are the responsibilities of the (Closed) LDE?
  • How does Jarrad Davis look?
  • Erik tells everyone all about how great Jamal Agnew has looked
  • It’s a deep episode this week, there’s some Kasey Redfern talk
  • Erik tells us about his favorite and least favorite 2017 draft pick
  • DeAndre Levy is unsurprisingly filing suit against the team

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Episode #22: Training Camp is Open

Erik has been posting articles after every day of practice he attends, you can read them here, or here

On this show, Erik and Joe break down the first few days of camp…

  • Update on the injury report
  • The boys go through the mailbag as they break down each positional group
  • Stafford looks solid, the kids look like kids
  • Does Abdullah look 100% recovered?
  • Eriks’ thoughts on Dontez Ford
  • Joe once again sounds off on Staffords contract extension
  • Golladay looks strong unless the defense brings the muscle
  • Darrin Fells is a bright spot in Eric Ebrons absence
  • The battle at Left Tackle isn’t exactly heating up
  • Position flexibility is not what Erik has seen from Laken Tomlinson
  • Anthony Zettel looks good at DE
  • Pat O’Connor may have shown some twinkling
  • Worrilow has looked surprisingly good
  • DJ Hayden has looked fast, but not much else
  • Jalen Tabor looks very comfortable off the ball
  • Erik and Joe talk about Glover Quin’s contract extension
  • Erik expounds on his latest football crush Miles Killebrew

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Episode #21: Training Camp Eve

With the rookies already reported and the vets only days away Erik and Joe talk about what Training Camp may have in store…

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