- The Detroit Free Press spoke at length with Matt Prater, who signed a three-year contract extension this week, about how Detroit saved him from his alcoholism.
- Speaking of Prater, some believe he strongly resembles comedian Nick Swardson. Swardson, a big Vikings fan, likes to play along with the comparison and took credit for this week’s contract extension:
Signed a contract extension with the Lions!!! It's been hard juggling comedy and football but this helps buy sea breezes. @MattPrater_5— Nick Swardson (@NickSwardson) October 25, 2017
- Have you ever wondered who was the guy doing pushups on Marvin Jones Jr.’s Instagram feed? He answers that and more on this week’s #AskALion.
- Could dual-back formations with Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah finally be coming to the Lions’ offense? Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter says he’s considering it:
Cooter said he'll consider using both Riddick and Abdullah on the field at the same time more: Makes a lot of sense— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 26, 2017
- Ezekiel Ansah believes he’s the same player as he was when he tallied 14.5 sacks back in 2015. “No excuses for what I’m going through,” he told the Detroit News this week.
- I think it’s safe to say that Jim Caldwell’s two-year-old grandson is a bit more animated than he is:
Jim Caldwell says his 2-year-old grandson has mimicked Golden Tate's end-zone celebrations— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) October 26, 2017
- Erik Schlitt of Lions Wire gives Jim Bob Cooter five improvements to the offense he has to make.
- Apparently they teach passive-aggressiveness in Boston:
What a year makes! Very grateful today to be where I'm at but definitely not satisfied. A day I'll never forget! Blessed...— Kyle Van Noy (@KVN_03) October 25, 2017