Episode #155: Shelia Ford Hamp now in charge

This week, the guys discuss the shift of Lions’ organizational control from Martha Firestone Ford to her daughter Shelia Ford Hamp and go through another round of the mailbag.

  • Shelia Ford Hamp is now the principal owner
  • History of Lions ownership
  • Don’t expect the team to be up for sale
  • Female to female passing of the torch
  • Martha Ford’s legacy?
  • Where’s William Clay Ford Jr.?
  • Hamp looking to put “her own stamp” on organization
  • Hamp is in the learning process
  • She doesn’t anticipate any large changes, for now
  • The Lions coaching staff and front office ultimatum remains in place
  • Hamp is proud of the Lions approach to social justice
  • Hamp would “completely support” the Lions signing Colin Kaepernick
  • COVID-19 and social justice protests creating community among players/staff
  • How will the regular season be adjusted? Is quarantining an option?
  • Governor Whitmer’s executive order allows sports to return to Michigan
  • Why are the Lions’ top-level draft picks still unsigned?
  • After an ankle injury, is T.J. Hockenson 100-percent? Da’Shawn Hand and Austin Bryant?
  • Will Luke Sellers pass Nick Bawden at FB?
  • Who are the Lions’ starting guards?
  • Will either of the rookie guards start? Be in a rotation?
  • Examining linebackers in different defensive formations
  • Is re-signing Mike Daniels a possibility? Any other DTs the Lions could pursue?
  • Why are the Lions coaches nationally criticized for their defense?
  • Will Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia be back beyond 2020?
  • Back-to-back games with a divisional opponent, is it possible?

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