- Former Detroit Lions backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky announced his retirement on Wednesday after 12 years in the NFL. Orlovsky entered this year as a backup for the Los Angeles Rams, but didn’t make the final cuts. Read his entire retirement announcement, in which he calls Jim Caldwell one of his greatest mentors, here.
- If you’re interested in how Matthew Stafford is walking after taking several hits against the Panthers, here’s what his dismount from Wednesday’s press conference looked like:
- Bryce Rossler of Detroit Lions Podcast has an interesting article detailing the Lions’ tendencies from last year in short-yardage situations.
- Jim Caldwell certainly didn’t downplay the loss of Haloti Ngata in his press conference this week:
Caldwell on Ngata to IR: “You don’t find another Haloti Ngata, it’s just not gonna happen.” But feels they have pieces in place to step up— Tori Petry (@sportstori) October 11, 2017
- The NFL is considering a league-wide rule requiring all of their players to stand during the anthem, but a few Lions players told reporters on Wednesday they would not support such a rule:
Akeem Spence and Golden Tate both said they would be against a rule mandating they stand for anthem. Many others feel the same, I'm told.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) October 11, 2017
- Matthew Stafford dropped out of the top 10 in Doug Farrar’s quarterback rankings for 2017 after the loss to the Panthers.