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?
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
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
The last 3 mini-camp practices finished off this week with little fanfare. With no major injuries to report, Erik and Joe will spend this week finishing off the NFC North opponents offseason series and look ahead to the training camp schedule.
They come and they go, after signing TE Wes Saxton last week, he was released and replaced by TE/LS Sean McGrath
A very short time is spent in the Rod Wood-shed this week discussing Eamonn Reynolds taking over as the Director of Football Communications
Erik Discusses the structure of this seasons training camp
Notes from the last 3 days of mini-camp, Kenny Golladay looking good, as always
Erik and Joe break down the Chicago Bears offseason moves
The mailbag has a few questions pertaining to the Lion front 7 (or 6)
Final discussion topics include some controversy we will see this season and a breakdown of the offense we will see this season in comparison to the NFLs best unit (yardage-wise) from 1995
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Mini-camp has started and with 3 days in the books the Lions have had enough for the week. Matt Patricia has spoken to the media before every practice and, unsurprisingly, did not say much. Erik and Joe spend their time this week discussing mini-camp.
The bottom of the Lions roster remains in flux with the addition of TE Wes Saxton and the subtraction of CB Bryan Pringle
An early visit to the Rod Wood-Shed this week where the PR department, of all things, is discussed
The countdown to training camp would have begun, but the Lions have not yet announced when camp will begin. Even with this lack of information Erik and Joe still cover all the Lions news that has surfaced over the last week.
Coaches Jim Bob Cooter, Jeff Davidson, Paul Pasqualoni, Al Golden and Joe Marciano all used a bunch of generic language when it comes to what exciting new things we will see next year
Erik and Joe will spend the coming few weeks examining the offseason moves of the Lions rivals in the NFC North. This week they start with the defending division champ and NFC runner-up Minnesota Vikings
The podcast mailbag centers around who stands to benefit most from the coaching changes and who might find themselves on the chopping block by the end of camp.