- Noted Patriots fan and unofficial Matt Patricia expert Mark Wahlberg was in Detroit promoting a new Wahlburgers restaurant and had some nice things to say about the new Lions head coach, including calling him “the next Bill Belichick.”
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press caught up with Lions running back Ameer Abdullah this weekend. Abdullah is excited to have his first full offseason to train, rather than having to rehab from an injury, and he came away from Week 1 of offseason training very impressed with Matt Patricia.
- Want to know how Patricia and the Patriots utilized their linebackers in the past? Jerod Mayo opened up on New England’s strategy on this podcast:
If you’re interested in understanding more about the specific LB roles in Bill Belichick’s defense - Mike, Will, Sam, Jack - @jerod_mayo51 offered up a ton of insight on the topic in this podcast. https://t.co/jzoC9FuMkg— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) April 14, 2018
- My pick for the Detroit Lions in the SB Nation mock draft is in. Grade and comment on my pick here.
- Here’s a GIF thread that caused quite a stir on Twitter this weekend. It runs through amazing plays that Marvin Jones Jr. made in 2017, but it’s also quite critical of Matthew Stafford. Click on the tweet below and enjoy the GIF-y goodness that awaits:
I mentioned how I said Marvin Jones played like a top 5 WR in 2017, and now I'm going to back that up.— Johnny Kinsley (@Brickwallblitz) April 14, 2018
- Justin Rogers of The Detroit News re-graded the Lions’ 2015 draft, and it is uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly.
- One new Lions player wants the team to go after the recently-released Dez Bryant: