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PODcast decides on the State of the 2018 Lions, makes 53-man roster predictions

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It’s time to review what we know about the Lions after the 3rd preseason game.

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The preseason has not been fun. Scream all you want about the 4-0 record during the Detroit Lions’ 2008 preseason, but it’s probably not fair to literally throw everything out that we’ve seen thus far. While overall play is likely dampered by vanilla playbooks and limited gameplanning, it’s hard to deny that the individual performances by some Lions players has been downright depressing at times.

So with the “important” part of the preseason over, it’s time of the PODcast to self-evaluate the team. How big of trouble is Matt Patricia in with this team? What things can fans start worrying about? What things should fans relax about? Who’s on the roster bubble and who’s going to be kicking back during the Lions’ final preseason game? We answer all these questions and more on this week’s episode of the PODcast!

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This week on the PODcast:

  • The Lions flunked the dress rehearsal, so does that mean they’re doomed to fail the regular season, too?
  • The defense looked like hot garbage. When can we expect the player to look comfortable and efficient in Patricia’s system? Will it happen this season or is this a long-term process?
  • We play impress/depress from the Lions’ preseason game against the Buccaneers. If you’re friends or family with Jarrad Davis or Nevin Lawson, you may want to skip this segment. But on the positive side, Frank Ragnow passed his test vs. Gerald McCoy (mostly).
  • Predicting the 53-man roster! We go position-by-position and give our thoughts on each camp battle and who we think eventually makes the team.
  • Mailbag reviews our trip to see Toto, talks overrated airport food, picks our favorite college player of 2018, and discusses what makes a good rapper.

Note: This podcast was recorded prior to the signing of Robert Ayers, so ignore everything we say in regards to DE depth in this episode.