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Lions notes looks at some potential rule changes, Golden Tate and much more.

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  • In response to the whole pass interference no-call controversy in the playoffs, the Detroit Lions have proposed a rule change that would allow penalties to be reviewed. The Lions apparently aren't the only team interested in expanding replay, so it will be interesting to see if anything changes going forward.

  • Speaking of potential changes... I certainly wouldn't mind the NFL attempting to clear up what is or isn't a catch, but the thought of field goals becoming even more difficult is frightening after what the Lions went through in 2014.

  • Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll blamed a miscommunication on his team's failed negotiations with Golden Tate last year. I'm sure the Lions are quite happy that miscommunication happened, as it helped push Tate to Detroit.

  • Former Lion Landon Cohen is now a member of the Seahawks, and his journey to the Super Bowl is pretty remarkable.

  • This is a pretty depressing stat:
  • Ratings for the Pro Bowl continued to decline this year.

  • I'm assuming this means that Sheldon White, the Lions' vice president of pro personnel, is staying in Detroit: White was believed to be a candidate for a general manager type of job in Philadelphia, but the Eagles simply promoted someone from within to fill the position.

  • I was recently a guest on the Cut to the Chase podcast. You can listen to the interview here.

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