- Former NFL quarterback and current Bleacher Report contributor Chris Simms spoke very highly of the Detroit Lions in his latest piece. Though he admits he’s worried about their pass rush and believes the team is relying too much on Ezekiel Ansah, he thinks they could contend for a Super Bowl this year.
The Lions were a playoff team in 2016. They could become a Super Bowl team this year. They've taken steps to improve the offensive line, and if Ameer Abdullah can stay healthy, they could have a strong running game as well.
Oh, and Detroit has Matthew Stafford, who is one of the three best quarterbacks in football. He's almost entirely the reason why the Lions have reached the playoffs in two of the last three years.
You can read the entire piece here, which breaks down the top training camp storylines of 2017.
- In case you forgot, single-game tickets for the Detroit Lions 2017 season are on sale as of 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday. You can purchase them here.
- Ezekiel Ansah’s eyes just got a lot wider:
The #Vikings deal for Everson Griffen is a 4-year extension worth a whopping $58M, source said. $34M in guarantees. $14.5M new money avg.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2017
- Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports’ Shutdown Corner list the three most important questions facing the Lions as they enter training camp.
- Wondering what DeAndre Levy is up to? Still visiting exotic places all over the world:
- Steven Mullenax of SideLion Report looked at the rookie seasons of past first-round linebackers to gauge realistic expectations for Jarrad Davis in 2017.
- It appears Matthew Stafford isn’t the only target of misleading “QB Wins” statistics:
...and both were against Brock Osweiler #NumberToKnow pic.twitter.com/aIEU23YEqQ— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) July 25, 2017
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press has a great position-by-position breakdown of the Lions current roster.