- Thursday, Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn were at it again at Ohio State’s pro day. Much like Wednesday’s session at Georgia, Matt Patricia got his hands dirty and helped run drills with the defensive backs:
- On Thursday, the NFL gathered 10 rule change proposals that will be brought to the table at next week’s Annual League Meeting. Yes, it included a significant change to the catch rule that is expected to pass.
- No more seeing Lions running backs go down after first contact. LeGarrette Blount is a monster after defenders get their hands on him:
The Lions have added one of the toughest running backs in the NFL to slow down on first contact pic.twitter.com/yvuw4uqbnT— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 21, 2018
- Justin Rogers of the Detroit News released his latest mock draft (much to his own chagrin). The Lions’ pick is an all-too-familiar one. (Warning: Slideshow)
- This is either a sign that the Lions’ roster has been depressingly bad or an indication the Lions are trending in the right direction (or both):
LeGarrette Blount, DeShawn Shead, Luke Willson, Sylvester Williams: 6 combined Super Bowl rings— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) March 22, 2018
Every other player on the Lions' roster: 3 combined rings
- Our friends at Turf Show Times have a fascinating article on the future of beat writers in our business. Will we soon be living in a future without them? What would that look like? Is that what sports fans really want? This is a highly recommended read, and a scary thought after layoffs at the Chicago Tribune.
- Sounds like the Lions got a younger version of Haloit Ngata when they signed Sylvester Williams on Wednesday (though we still don’t know how much the Lions are paying him):
Talent evaluator I trust on what the Lions are getting in Sylvester Williams: Solid inside guy, plays hard. Run only player. Equal trade off with Ngata, who was trending down— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 21, 2018
- Speaking of Williams, Lions Wire’s Erik Schlitt explains how that signing impacts Detroit’s plans for the 2018 NFL Draft.
- Our own Kent Lee Platte will be regularly contributing to the Detroit News up until April’s NFL Draft. Check out his debut with The News, in which he applies his patented RAS system to some of the top running back prospects the Lions may be targeting this year.