Episode #74: Week 1 Jets Preview

Erik and Joe recap the 53-man roster and preview the Lions tussling with the Jets on “Monday Night Football”

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Episode #73: 53-Man Roster Discussion

For the first time this preseason the Lions find themselves in the win column, with a comeback 33-30 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the soggy sombrero. This week Erik and Joe preview the preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns and project who makes the final 53-man roster.

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Episode #72: Giants Recap, Bucs Preview

The Detroit Lions are at the three-quarter point of the preseason and that means it’s time for the dress rehearsal game. This week on the Detroit Lions Breakdown Podcast we recap last weeks Giants game and prepare you for what you need to know heading into preseason Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This week we discuss:

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Episode #71: Recap vs Raiders, Mini Giants Preview

Joe and Erik explore fans reactions to Game 1 against the Oakland Raiders and set expectations for Game 2 against the New York Giants as well as address what has happened so far in Training Camp.

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Episode #70: Lions at Raiders Preview

The Preseason is finally here! It has been 222 days since the Lions defeated the Packers in Week 17 and now they are back.

Joe and Erik explore fans expectations heading into Game 1 against the Oakland Raiders as well as address what has happened so far in Training Camp.

Special Thanks to:

  • Roland (Maxairrt) for the 5-star review!

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Episode #69: Training Camp Preview

Training Camp is here! Joe and Erik explore fans expectations during the preseason and answer two weeks worth of mailbag questions.

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Episode #68: Special Guest Scott Bischoff

With Joe Kania on vacation this week, Erik Schlitt welcomed in a special guest — Scott Bischoff. Scott works alongside Erik at Lions Wire as well as writing at Football Guys and is contributing with Matt Waldman on his Rookie Scouting Portfolio. You can find Scott on Twitter at @Bischoff_Scott.

This week Erik and Scott discus:

  • the Lions roster heading into training camp
  • A’Shawn Robinson’s role and how he will impact the players around him
  • Da’Shawn Hand’s versatility
  • Ezekiel Ansah’s usage off the edge and inside
  • what to expect from Jarrad Davis
  • Who backs up Devon Kennard?
  • Christian Jones versatility
  • Jalen Reeves-Maybin’s importance
  • why DeShawn Shead is underrated
  • Tracy Walker’s potential
  • How former starters Nevin Lawson and Tavon Wilson’s roles will change
  • five, six and seven defensive backs sets
  • going “big” to stop the run
  • why a starter designation isn’t as important as it used to be
  • who is Matthew Stafford’s back up?
  • Kerryon Johnson’s potential
  • the running backs rotation
  • will they trade Ameer Abdullah?
  • the offensive line construction
  • Frank Ragnow’s potential

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Episode #67: Goodbye Brandstatter

No big news in the player personnel department this week, but a big move was made in the broadcast booth as Jim Brandstatter learned that he is not in the Lions future plans. He will be replaced by Lomas Brown this upcoming season. Erik and Joe talk about that and a myriad of other topics.

  • The Lions did not make any selections in the Supplemental Draft on Wednesday
  • Marvin Lewis and Teo Redding are training together
  • The Flag Football League on the NFL Network
  • Kris Durham has surfaced in Italy
  • Daryl Rogers has passed away
  • What are the consequences of an improved running game?
  • What if the Lions never picked up Ebrons option?
  • Are there future big stars on this team?
  • Will the Lions sign veteran free agents cut by other teams during camp?
  • Who were the best Lions duos?
  • Check out Erik’s articles from the past week
  • Special thanks to J M Lewis 5213 for the 5-star review!

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Episode #66: Summer Mailbag

The Lions tried not to expend too much energy this week, likely due to the heat and didn’t make much noise when it came to player movement or announcements. Even without a lot of news, there were still a lot of topics for Erik and Joe to discuss.

  • Reuben Foster and Julian Edelman will both be suspended for their games against the Lions, how does it affect the Lions chances?
  • Jim Bob Cooter to be on the hot seat
  • There is a fascination with how the DL will handle the steep learning curve
  • What’s with the negative talk about Jarrad Davis?
  • Quandre Diggs is betting on himself
  • Who wore it better? Barry or Billy?
  • Revisiting the 2014 draft
  • Fredi the Pizzaman is raising money for charity

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Episode #65: Feel the Nostalgia

Summer has finally kicked off and that means several weeks of not much on the Lions front leading up to the start of training camp. Erik and Joe persevere through the desert of news to discuss many things still in the air as the season approaches.

  • Stunningly, no player movement this week
  • Jimmy Raye III has been hired as a new Senior Personnel Executive for the team
  • Figures of guaranteed money for the UDFAs have been released
  • A deep mailbag is rummaged through, a lot of questions revolving around the front 7 are discussed
  • A Curse Watch has been called for and will be monitored closely
  • Finally, a wrap up on our comparison of the 1995 Lions and this 2018 bunch
  • A special thanks to 5-star reviewers Dan Page, Psy man, Matt Stafford Side-Sling, Restore da Roar and J.Goldsmith. Also, thanks for the kind mention from the Detroit Lions Podcast

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