- Former Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo was in Houston for Super Bowl week and talked with the Detroit media about his thoughts on Matthew Stafford. He was extremely complimentary:
Ihedigbo: "The way (Stafford) played this year, if he played like that in 2014, we would probably be playing in (the Super Bowl)."— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 30, 2017
Ihedigbo is convinced Stafford will keep getting better. Says the best is yet to come for the Lions QB. Praised maturity, leadership.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 30, 2017
- Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who is also a friend of Stafford, thinks Matt deserves whatever contract extension he’s likely to get this offseason:
"He's certainly deserving of whatever comes his way," Matt Ryan on Lions QB Matthew... https://t.co/srO1aUyN1C pic.twitter.com/0dYAlGrrxX— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) January 31, 2017
- Lions legend Mel Farr, who passed away in 2015 due to a heart attack, was dealing with Stage 3 CTE before he died.
- Kyle Van Noy seems pretty happy with where he landed after being traded from the Lions to the Patriots midseason:
Former Lions LB Kyle Van Noy at the Super Bowl: "I'm in a better spot now. I'm in the Super Bowl." https://t.co/T7zC9RKRLp— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 31, 2017
- Former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Ameer Abdullah needs a “Robin” to his “Batman.”
- Even Lions owner Martha Ford was getting some love at media day:
Robert Kraft loves him so Martha Ford. Called her classy.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 31, 2017
- Lance Zierlein released his first mock draft of the offseason and has the Lions going with Alabama linebacker Tim Williams. Interestingly enough, Taco Charlton went sixth overall to the Jets.