- Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz has announced his retirement from the NFL. Schwartz failed to make the Lions’ 53-man roster last fall and did not find his way onto another roster during the 2016 season. He retires after eight seasons in the NFL. His brother, Mitch Schwartz remains in the league with the Kansas City Chiefs:
.@MitchSchwartz72 now you're the best looking Schwartz in the NFL. Hope you can live up to the beauty standard I've set.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) February 21, 2017
- Schwartz’s second YouTube episode of breaking down offensive line play is up, and it is just as good as the first:
- There’s a new Detroit Lions blog in town and it’s being run by our good friend Ty Schalter (formerly of Bleacher Report and his own The Lions in Winter). Schalter has already put a lot of content out there on the site he’s calling Lions Wire. Check it out here.
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reviewed the Lions’ situation at offensive line and profiled a few free agent options.
- Sadly the latest episode of the PODcast was lost due to internet shenanigans. We will re-record later in the week. While you wait, Jerry Mallory’s podcast Hindsight 20 is back. In his latest episode he discusses his favorite free agent options for the Lions this year:
- Tim Twentyman continues his combine preview with the tight end position, an underrated need for the Lions.
- Who will contend with Jake Rudock for the backup quarterback role? ESPN’s Michael Rothstein looks at a few candidates.
- Lions tight end Cole Wick is hungry for more playing time after getting a brief taste during his rookie season.