Episode #100: Free Agency Preview

This week happens to be one of the most interesting weeks during the offseason. The combine has wrapped up and the prospects are being graded and free agency is right around the corner. Erik and Joe are lucky to celebrate their 100th episode with discussions on a myriad of player movement topics.

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Episode #99: Combine Preview, Defense

This week the player measuring and drills begin. The Lions and many of their fans turn their focus to Indianapolis to watch non-stop coverage of the combine. Erik and Joe finish their preview of the combine, with this go around zero-ing in on the defense.

  • Erik’s famous QIB measurables for each defensive position
  • A position by position breakdown of what traits Lions scouts will be looking at
  • The Lions Wire has an ongoing series of who to watch during this combine…
  • Interior defensive linemen
  • EDGE rushers
  • Linebackers
  • Cornerbacks
  • Safeties article will be published Friday
  • Erik thinks Ed Oliver could be used in a myriad of positions up and down the Lions DL
  • The Lions draft plan could be altered by whether they sign a high end EDGE rusher in free agency
  • Among Josh Allen, Rashan Gary, Brian Burns, Montez Sweat and Clelin Ferrell, who fits the best in the Lions scheme?
  • On Day 2 and Day 3 of the draft who would be the best EDGE for the Lions?
  • If the EDGE rushing, safety and receiving deficiencies are addressed in free agency is Devin White an option at 8?
  • Day 3 linebacker fits are discussed, including Drue Tranquill
  • Erik discuss which top corners fit in the Lions scheme and the importance with experience in press man coverage
  • Greedy Williams vs Bryon Murphy
  • CBs with current 2nd round grades Amani Oruwariye and Justin Layne, both of which have profiles at LionsWire
  • GM Bob Quinn wants playmakers, which DBs fit that description

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Episode #98: Combine Preview, Offense

With the NFL Combine quickly approaching (February 26th-March 4th) Erik and Joe spend this episode talking about what the Lions are likely looking for, at each position, as NFL hopefuls get poked and prodded in front of a live worldwide audience.

  • The QIB measurables make their way back to the forefront
  • What traits Lions’ scouts will be looking for at QB, RB, WR, TE and OL
  • The Lions Wire Series, “Who and what to watch at the 2019 NFL Combine”
    • QB
    • RB
    • WR article coming on Friday
    • TE on Saturday
    • OL on Sunday
  • What traits do Lions look for in their QBs
  • What RBs the Lions may target on Day 3
  • Are the Lions any closer with their search for a new RB coach?
  • If we watch slot receivers, what drills at the combine are most important?
  • How good is DK Metcalf?
  • Will the Lisfranc injury keep Marquise Brown off the Lions draft board?
  • Andy Isabella destiny as an NFL player
  • At the Senior Bowl the Lions seeming interested in many WRs, were there any the stood out among the rest?
  • Who could the Lions target on Day 3
  • Is Slot Receiver or Tight End a greater need?
  • 8th overall pick… Is it worth taking TJ Hokenson?
  • Do the Lions need to target a TE in rounds 1-3?
  • Could the Lions take 2 TEs in the draft?
  • What drills can cost an Offensive Linemen draft position?
  • Could the Lions take Alabama OL Jonah Williams with the 8th overall pick?
  • What Offensive Linemen could go to the Lions on Day2?

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Episode #97: Death, Taxes and Don Muhlbach

This week the Lions hosted their annual summit for the season ticket holders and members of the media including our own Erik Schlitt. Joe and Erik will break down the topics discussed by Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia and the gang and answer an overflowing mailbag.

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Episode #96: Everything Defense

This week Erik and Joe flip to the defensive side of the ball where they break down every position group. As a special bonus, and also due to rambling on in the previous episode, they will also break down the offensive line.

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Episode #95: Everything Offense

This is Super Bowl week and since the Lions are not participating Erik and Joe will begin breaking down position groups for next season. This week the focus is on the offense, mainly the skill positions.

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Episode #94: Special Guest Scott Warheit

For the just the 3rd time in Detroit Lions Breakdown Podcast history Erik and Joe welcome in a guest voice, Lions Wire writer Scott Warheit visits the studio to discuss the Detroit Lions recent coaching changes, how they impact the offseason, and as always, take questions from the listeners.

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Episode #93: Welcome Darrell Bevell

The Lions two-week-long search for an offensive coordinator came to an end on Wednesday when news broke that they hired former Seahawks and Vikings OC Darrell Bevell. There is a lot to learn about Bevell and Erik and Joe cover it this week…

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Episode #92: The OC search continues

The search for an offensive coordinator extends another week as the Lions ponder their options. Erik and Joe sift through the eligible candidates as eight other teams continue preparing to chase the Vince Lombardi trophy.

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Episode #91: Farewell Jim Bob Cooter

Despite the strong offensive showing in the Lions 31-0 drubbing of the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday the team unsurprisingly parted ways with OC Jim Bob Cooter. Without any games remaining on the schedule, Erik and Joe talk about a myriad of topics concerning this offseason…

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