- Thanks to friend of the PODcast, Pro Football Focus’ Brett Whitefield, we have the top four graded Detroit Lions from Saturday’s game against the Jets, both on offense and defense:
Top graded #Lions defenders vs. Jets:— Brett Whitefield (@PFF_Brett) August 20, 2017
Akeem Spence - 86.0
DJ Hayden - 79.8
Nevin Lawson - 79.5
Cornelius Washington - 76.4
Additionally, check out PFF’s recap of the game, where they also point out some of the lower performances from Detroit.
- MLive’s Kyle Meinke believes after Saturday’s performance, you should buy into Marvin Jones Jr. being a huge part of the offense this year.
- Speaking of Lions receivers, Golden Tate offered his congratulations to Anquan Boldin after Boldin announced his retirement on Sunday:
- Boldin was apparently driven to retirement, not by his disappointment with the Buffalo Bills, but rather to pursue humanitarian work:
- Another former Lions player is focusing on humanitarian efforts. Joique Bell gave a “significant” donation to a church in Jackson, Michigan.
- Here’s a Matthew Stafford contract negotiations “update”:
Lions QB Matthew Stafford: "Haven't made any" determination on whether he'll continue contract negotiations in season or not— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 21, 2017
- Chad Johnson was a big fan of the Lions’ double-dutch celebration:
Marvin Jones double dutch celebration was dope— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 20, 2017
- The Detroit Lions finally did it, y’all!