- The Detroit News spoke with Tony Dungy at the Super Bowl (video here) and the former championship-winning coach believes the Detroit Lions made a mistake firing Jim Caldwell. “Jim Caldwell, I think, turned that team around and brought a class to the organization,” Dungy said.
- Former Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy—who earlier in the week said how thankful he was that he was traded to the Patriots—wishes nothing but the best for Detroit:
Unprompted, Kyle Van Noy said he wishes nothing but the best for the Lions and Stafford. Van Noy said No. 9 is a good player and good person.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 30, 2018
- Glover Quin was ranked the fourth-best free safety in the league by Bleacher Report’s Kyle Posey. Bet you can’t guess No. 1.
- Former Lions defensive backs coach Tony Oden will be joining Kris Kocurek in Miami:
- NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal wrote one thing each franchise needs to do to have a chance at winning Super Bowl LIII. His idea for the Lions: sign as many low-cost veterans on defense as possible during free agency.
- Darius Slay was mic’d up at the Pro Bowl. Just try to not click this:
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press thinks the Lions are the eighth-best team in the NFC for the 2018 season.