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Notes: Analyst believes Lions ‘could become a Super Bowl team this year’

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Chris Simms is chugging some Honolulu Blue Kool-Aid.

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  • 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:

  • Wondering what DeAndre Levy is up to? Still visiting exotic places all over the world:

Geological formations often astound me. San Cristobal, #Galapagos. #KickerRock

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  • It appears Matthew Stafford isn’t the only target of misleading “QB Wins” statistics: