The Detroit Lions are a team full of personalities. Never was that more clear when Golden Tate butt-butted a Vikings defender on his way to the game-winning score on Sunday. But in this day and age, we don’t have to solely rely on what the three hour span of television coverage on game day reveals to us about the players’ personalities. Social media gives us a unique look into the mind and the lifestyle of our favorite athletes. And after a huge, emotional win like that, Lions players were at their best. Let’s check it out.
“Great team win”
It doesn’t matter what happens during a Lions victory, it will always be a “great team win.” So here’s a smattering of tweets with that exact phrase:
Great team win today!! For real! Down to the end! Way to come up big!! #OnePride— Josh Bynes (@bynestime56) November 6, 2016
Offensive line feeling good
After arguably their best performance of the season, the offensive line was in full force on Twitter celebrating after the game. The Lions have some characters along that young line:
"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results." #OnePride— Travis Swanson (@Tswan64) November 6, 2016
Let’s give the kicker some love
Matt Prater saved the day with one of the most clutch kicks in Detroit Lions history. As a result, he got the recognition he deserved.
Sam Martin, in response to this tweet:
While Eric Ebron simply retweeted this:
Good stuff Pratt!!!!!— Ameer Abdullah (@Ameerguapo) November 6, 2016
Let the injured have their voices heard
It’s no fun for a Lions player to be watching from at home, so many of them live-tweet the games. Here’s a sampling of that—we included Caraun Reid, even though he’s with the Chargers now:
Let's goooooo! Heck of a way to finish fellas #OnePride— Ameer Abdullah (@Ameerguapo) November 6, 2016
The really great stuff is on Snapchat, which, unfortunately, cannot be embedded on the site, as the video messages disappear after 24 hours. However, if you’re interested in checking out who to follow on Snapchat, check out our full Detroit Lions Social Media Master List.