Episode #205: Lions vs Ravens, Week 3 preview

This week on the podcast, the guys set the table for the Detroit Lions 2021 Week 3 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field.

Roster Moves:

Injury Report

  • OUT: Jamie Collins
  • QUESTIONABLE: RB D’Andre Swift (groin)
  • Q: WR Kalif Raymond (thigh)
  • Q: DL Michael Brockers (shoulder)
  • Q: DL Kevin Strong (concussion/thigh) – downgraded to a limited practice on Friday
  • Q: EDGE Trey Flowers (shoulder/knee) – did not practice any day this week
  • Q: EDGE Romeo Okwara (shoulder)
  • Q: EDGE Julian Okwara (neck) – added to the injury report on Thursday

Protected PS: Bruce Hector, Steven Montez, Jalen Elliott, Ryan Santoso

Packers’ review

  • Solid first half (17-14 lead), the OL was opening holes and pass protecting
  • Late 3rd Q implosion – 4th and 1 failure, Goff fumbles next snap, fumble on 3rd down
  • Once they’re behind, they’re not built to play catch up

Ravens’ preview

  • Ravens are injured and just had a COVID-19 positive test knock out some starters
    • Starters OUT
      • LT Ronnie Stanley
      • DE Derek Wolfe, and his replacement Justin Madubuike
      • NT Brandon Williams
      • EDGE Justin Houston
  • Key matchups: Hold gaps and try and slow down Lamar Jackson
  • Key: LB Derrick Barnes vs Ravens running game
  • Key: Lions OL control the trenches vs light Ravens DL
  • Key: Feed T.J. Hockenson vs anyone

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Episode #204: Lions at Packers, Week 2 preview

This week on the podcast, Joe is back and the guys set the table for the Detroit Lions 2021 Week 2 matchup with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Topics on this week’s agenda include:

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Episode #203: Lions vs 49ers Week 1 preview

This week on the podcast, Erik is rolling solo as he sets the table for the Detroit Lions 2021 Week 1 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

Topics on this agenda include:

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Episode #202: Lions 53-man roster review

In this week’s episode, Joe gets the week off, so Erik is joined by Jeremy Reisman of Pride of Detroit to review the Detroit Lions’ 53-man roster and 16-player practice squad, as well as all the roster changes that happened over the past week.

Topics for this episode include:

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Episode #201: Lions at Steelers preseason Game 2 review

In this week’s episode, the guys review the Detroit Lions’ second game of the 2021 preseason, a 26-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Topics for this episode include:

  • Updated roster moves
  • Discussion of key injuries
  • A position by position discussion of how each group performed
  • Any positive takeaways? Concerns?
  • Who helped their stock?
  • Who hurt their chances for the 53-man roster?
  • How has Erik’s perception of the 53-man roster changed?
  • What we are hoping to see moving forward

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Episode #200: Lions vs Bills preseason game 1 review

In this week’s episode, the guys review the Detroit Lions’ first game of the 2021 preseason, a 16-15 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Topics for this episode include:

  • Updated roster moves
  • Updated injury report
  • How the starters faired vs the Bills
  • The teams approach to offense and defense.
  • Any positive takeaways? Concerns?
  • Who helped their stock?
  • Who hurt their chances for the 53-man roster?
  • How has Erik’s perception of the 53-man roster changed?
  • What we are hoping to see moving forward

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Episode #199: Training Camp, early impressions

In this week’s episode, the guys talk about the first seven practices from Detroit Lions’ 2021 training camp, giving a stock up/stock down review of the players on the active roster.

Topics include Erik’s Training Camp observation articles at Pride of Detroit (linked below) as well as other relevant happening surrounding the team:

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Episode #198: Training camp preview

In this week’s episode, the guys preview the Detroit Lions’ 2021 training camp by examining the roster battles throughout the roster.

Topics include Erik’s roster preview series at Pride of Detroit and if you missed any of the editions, each article is linked here:

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Episode #197: Summer Mailbag!

In this week’s episode, the guys dip back into the mailbag to help listeners get through the summer months of July, as we wait for Detroit Lions’ training camp.

Items in this week’s mailbag include:

  • Training camp dates open to the public
  • No Supplemental Draft in 2021
  • Recent roster moves
  • UDFA players who could make an impact this season
  • Sorting out the wide receiver room
  • Tight end depth
  • Running back timeshare splits
  • Expectations for Jared Goff
  • Offensive line options
  • Which defender could reach double-digit sacks?
  • Explaining the Lions linebacker and safety roles and projecting who plays where
  • Looking at the battles on special teams
  • Any impact free agents on the horizon?
  • Potential camp roster casualties
  • Season projections and why the national media is down on the Lions
  • Are Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell a package deal?

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Episode #196: Lions OTA and minicamp review

In this week’s episode, the guys discuss the happenings surrounding the Detroit Lions over the last two weeks, including Organized Team Activities (OTA) and minicamp.

Items on this week’s agenda include:

  • An updated look at the Lions’ latest roster moves, including swapping out reserve nose tackle (John Atkins, out, Brian Price, in) and running backs (Rakeem Boyd, out, Michael Warren, in) as well as adding an EDGE rusher (Reggie Gilbert) to fill in for oft-injured Austin Bryant.
  • A position by position breakdown of how the players within that group looked during Spring practices. Which players started? Who is challenging for time? Any fun surprises?
  • A look at what’s next for the Lions now that Spring camp is wrapped up and looking ahead to training camp.

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