- Yesterday we mentioned just how young this current Detroit Lions team is. With 11 rookies currently sitting on their 53-man roster, Bob Quinn is assembling a youth movement. Some of their rookies are starting to get some recognition from the national media. Bucky Brooks of NFL.com ranked each team’s draft class after their rookie season and the Lions came in at 14th.
- Daniel Jeremiah ranked every rookie in the NFL, and Taylor Decker came in at 16, his exact draft spot in 2016.
- Speaking of Decker, he was one of just 17 players in the NFL who played every single snap for his team. In fact, the Lions had three of those 17 players:
17 NFL players played every snap on their side of the ball, including 3 Lions: Stafford, Decker and Quin. Quin only defender to play 100%.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 5, 2017
- Pro Football Focus does a good job breaking down the key matchups in Saturday’s game between the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks:
- Seahawks blog Hawk Blogger has a thorough and even-keeled breakdown of Lions-Seahawks.
- ESPN’s Kevin Seifert has a very interesting article recapping the officiating during the 2016 season. He also has an interesting note about Brad Allen, who will be refereeing Saturday’s Lions game with a new crew:
Referee Brad Allen led #NFL in penalties per game (18.4). Bill Vinovich was at bottom (12.5). https://t.co/LzxP6nRekp— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) January 5, 2017
- Lions GM Bob Quinn joined SiriusXM radio to talk about bringing back Caldwell, Teryl Austin’s contributions to the team and Matthew Stafford’s finger. Here’s a snippet of that interview:
Justin Rogers of The Detroit News has full coverage of the Quinn interview here.