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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Episode #195: Examining the Lions new approach to camp

In this week’s episode, the guys discuss the happenings surrounding the Detroit Lions over the last two weeks.

Items on this week’s agenda include:

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Episode #194: Reaction to the 2021 schedule release

On this week’s episode, the guys discuss the post-NFL Draft roster moves, who is still available in free agency, this weekend’s rookie mini-camp, and go game-by-game through the Detroit Lions 2021 schedule.

Items on this week’s agenda include:

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Episode 193: Lions 2021 draft class breakdown

This week on the podcast, the fellas take their time and break down the Detroit Lions 2021 draft class, examining in detail the seven drafted and 13 undrafted players. Among the things Erik and Joe will discuss in detail include:

  • Examining the potential of the player
  • What are their strengths? Where can they improve?
  • Where will they contribute? How soon?
  • Will they start in 2021? 2022? or are they a role player?
  • GM Brad Holmes’ approach to drafting each player
  • and more…

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Episode #192: Pre-Draft Mailbag

This week on the podcast, the fellas break down and answer listener’s questions about the Detroit Lions and their 2021 NFL draft plans. Here’s a sampling of some of those questions:

  • How close do the media get with their draft boards?
  • Would the Lions take a QB at No. 7?
  • Who are the top-3 candidates to be selected at No. 7?
  • Where is the better value OT or WR?
  • Best and worst-case scenario at No. 7?
  • Trade options, trade options, and more trade options
  • How far would the Lions consider trading back?
  • Would the Lions trade back into the 1st round?
  • OT and WR options on Day 2
  • Identifying players of value on Day 3
  • Erik’s favorite sleepers?
  • What positions are the biggest priority to fill?
  • And more

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Episode #191: Breaking down the defensive players in the 2021 NFL Draft

This week on the podcast, the fellas continue their breakdown of the entire 2021 NFL Draft class, this time focusing on the defensive side of the ball. For each position, the guys discuss each of the Top-100 players in that group and answer the following questions:

  • Who is at the top of the group in this class?
  • Would the Lions consider taking a top player at that position?
  • Where is the value in this group?
  • Who are Erik and Joe’s favorites?
  • Who could the Lions get late?
  • Are there any notable undrafted players the Lions could target?

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Episode #190: Breaking down the offensive players in the 2021 NFL Draft

This week on the podcast, the fellas dive headfirst into the 2021 NFL draft and break down the entire offensive class. For each position, the guys discuss each of the Top-100 players in that group and answer the following questions:

  • Who is at the top of the group in this class?
  • Would the Lions consider taking a top player at that position?
  • Where is the value in this group?
  • Who are Erik and Joe’s favorites?
  • Who could the Lions get late?
  • Are there any notable undrafted players the Lions could target?

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