- Unsurprisingly, there was a lot of backlash from players once it came to light that the NFL was working on a targeting rule for 2018. There were several Detroit Lions players—past and present—that took their complaints to Twitter:
In all honesty the refs already pretty bad with enforcing the the defenseless player rule! We have people that’s never played the game making rules! https://t.co/Fl68fVWQNn— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) March 28, 2018
On new targeting rule: teams only dress 46. 22 starters/3ST/back-up every spot basically. Safety goes down early with injury, 1 back-up nicked on ST, 1 back-up comes in and gets ejected with questionable targeting call-what’s D do now? No safeties left?! Effects all spots #NFL— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) March 28, 2018
After thinking of new targeting rule, I get it. It’s adapt or die for the #NFL & this rule wasn’t made for present day “player safety”. It was made for moms and dads and their kids’ “player safety” and the parents’ peace of mind. #1 thing for parents=head health. @nflnetwork— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) March 28, 2018
- Erik Schlitt of Lions Wire gave his thoughts on the Lions’ signing of TE Levine Toilolo and what it means for the upcoming draft.
- New Lions running back LeGarrette Blount has already loaded up on Detroit Lions swag:
- Rod Wood expects the Detroit Lions to open the 2018 season on the road. An Ed Sheeran concert at Ford Field scheduled for opening Sunday makes that a near certainty.
- Theo Riddick continues to be a deadly weapon when utilized in the receiving game. According Pro Football Focus, only two running backs forced more broken tackles as a receiver in 2017:
Which running backs forced the most missed tackles as receivers in 2017? pic.twitter.com/2mtERJXKSm— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 28, 2018
- Former Lions receiver Anquan Boldin shared a very personal story for USA TODAY relating to the “stand your ground” law in Florida.
- Matt Patricia found some time in his busy schedule to drop by the Legoland Discovery Center at Great Lakes Crossing. They even welcomed him with a Lego version of himself: