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Lions notes: Matt Millen was statistically just as bad as you think

Let’s take a moment to be thankful of Bob Quinn.

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  • Dan Orlovsky was back at it, breaking down the Lions’ No. 4 and 3 passing plays of the year, including the predecessor to the Philly Special:

  • ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. had a teleconference on Wednesday, and he made one comment that raised the ears of many Lions fans. When asked to make an NFL comparison to quarterback prospect Josh Allen, Kiper said Matthew Stafford. “I see a lot of similarities with Matthew Stafford with Josh Allen,” Kiper said, per the Detroit Free Press. ”He has different arm angles he can throw from, like Matthew Stafford does.”

  • Eric Ebron took a big personal step on Wednesday, deciding to get baptized:

  • Albert Breer of MMQB has a very interesting article detailing how teams circumvent free agent collusion rules. Breer was told by an “prominent agent” that the process begins well before the legal tampering period, sometimes as far back as the previous July.

  • No quarterback took a fewer percentage of snaps under center in 2017 than Matthew Stafford:

  • has a nice breakdown of how new Lions offensive line assistant coach Hank Fraley had an understated playing career at center that led to some of the best rushing attacks of the early 2000s.

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