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Lions notes: Everyone reacts to Joe Lombardi, Golden Tate

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After the "tipping plays" story went national, everyone had something to say about the news.

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  • After his radio interview where it was revealed opponents knew some plays before they executed them, Golden Tate wanted to clear one thing up: he thinks Joe Lombardi is "a heck of a coach."
  • Speaking of predictable offenses:
  • The "tipping plays" story went national, meaning we got all sorts of talking heads weighing in on the story. ESPN's Ryan Clark thinks Tate needs to "hush up" and "play football."
  • Another day, another defensive lineman brought in to work out:
  • Matthew Stafford is apparently getting rid of the ball even quicker this year. With the offensive line a hot mess, this shouldn't really come as much of a surprise.
  • According to Bovada.lv, Jim Caldwell has the second-best odds among NFL head coaches to be fired before the season ends (Joe Philbin has the shortest odds). I think there's almost zero chance this happens. The Lions have shown nothing but support for Caldwell, and even if the Lions suffer an embarrassingly poor season, I doubt the front office would get rid of Caldwell mid-season.
  • Both Julio Jones and Antonio Brown are currently on pace to break Calvin Johnson's single-season record for receiving yards.