- Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman was in Detroit this week and after speaking to several teammates and seeing the team himself, he believes Matthew Stafford could be a “stealth MVP candidate” this year.
Freeman also spoke on how negotiations with Stafford are currently going, noting that “he’s going to get a new contract; it’s just a question of when.” However, according to Freeman, the deal may take longer than a few weeks. “Speaking to someone close to Stafford, I get the sense his side isn’t overly optimistic something can get done before the start of the season.”
- Football Outsiders argues that several Detroit Lions players are being underrated in fantasy football because of the low amount of offensive drives from last year.
- You haven’t truly watched Lions vs. Jets until you’ve watched Sandman’s “Slowlights” of the game:
- Eric Edholm of FanRag Sports built the dream defensive coaching staff out of current NFL coaches. His team included Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek.
- A lot of Lions fans continue to be worried about Ezekiel Ansah and his mysterious injury. So here’s a long-distance, blurry video of him running during Tuesday’s practice:
- Here are some quick hits from Tuesday night’s mostly uneventful Fan Forum at Ford Field with Roger Goodell.
Rod Wood is not all that interested in “Hard Knocks” coming to Detroit:
Rod Wood on the possibility of the #Lions being on Hard Knocks: "I'm not seeking it out right now."— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) August 22, 2017
Goodell had some very nice things to say about Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford:
Roger Goodell on Martha Ford: "She cares deeply about this community and this organization."— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) August 22, 2017
Goodell on Martha Ford and Lions' leadership. "Mrs. Ford is all about doing things at highest level." Says he has passion.— Carlos Monarrez (@cmonarrez) August 22, 2017
Rod Wood’s got some jokes:
Rod Wood, mic drop: "I promised (Goodell) if he moved the draft here, nobody would boo him."— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) August 22, 2017
- Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said improving the running game has been “a big, big, big point of emphasis” this offseason.