- In 2016, Detroit Lions rookies saw the field much more than their 2015 draft class counterparts:
#Lions draft class impact on 2016 season:— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) January 9, 2017
2015 draft class: 19 starts, 60 game appearances
2016 class: 37 starts, 108 game appearances
- Nate Atkins of MLive.com breaks down the Lions’ linebacker situation and wonders if there are major changes on the horizon.
- Larry Warford sounded like a man who may very well test free agency in his exit interviews with the media.
- Ameer Abdullah was humbled after sitting out most of the 2016 season with a foot injury. He shared some thoughtful words on Instagram:
It's crazy how this game can give you so much in life, but can also take so much from you. From never missing a game throughout my entire career to essentially missing the entire season, I was extremely humbled throughout 2016, but it's greatly appreciated. Love this game even more now because of it. On to 2017... it means so much more now #WROH #OnePride
- Despite giving up a record high completion percentage, the Lions secondary ranked 18th in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.
- This is just a heartwarming story of Haloti Ngata’s generosity and a young man’s battle through cancer:
- The Oakland Press’ Paula Pasche looks at some internal candidates for the defensive coordinator job, should Teryl Austin earn himself a head coaching job somewhere else.