Darius Slay will play his 100th career NFL game this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. So Chris Burke of The Athletic pulled Slay to see if he could recall all 19 of his career interceptions and the 15 different quarterbacks he’s managed to pick off.
As you’d expect with Slay, it’s a highly-entertaining interview of the All-Pro cornerback’s recollection and analysis of his best plays throughout his seven-year career. The article is behind a paywall—and I’m going to respect that—but here are a couple of things you can look forward to enjoying.
- Philip Rivers trash talking Slay before this week’s game—which ended in a Slay game-winning interception.
- Slay talking about intercepting Matthew Stafford in practice, and the danger of breaking a finger.
- Slay talking about the GOAT quarterbacks, and how he has an interception against almost all of them.
- Trying to get quarterbacks to sign the ball he intercepted
I would definitely recommend checking it out if you have an Athletic subscription.
- In a similar story, Greg Auman of The Athletic asked Ndamukong Suh if he could remember the 39 quarterback’s he’s sacked. Of note, the Lions are one of four teams he’s never logged a sack against. “I’ve got to get Detroit this year when we go up there,” Suh said.
- Dan Orlovsky breaks down the challenge posed by the Vikings offense in this week’s X’s and O’s:
- Voice of Detroit Lions radio Dan Miller had a nice sit-down interview with Lions (now) starting quarterback David Blough.
- Who’s ready for a penalty-filled game?!?
Hope you like flags ...— Erik Schlitt (@erikschlitt) December 5, 2019
Referee for the Week 14 Lions at Vikings game is Walt Anderson.
Anderson is averaging 17.83 penalties per game, well above the NFL average of 14.17
- After the Lions acquired running back Bo Scarbrough, running backs coach Kyle Caskey had to pull up YouTube to remind himself what Scarbrough could do.
- More draft coverage: If you’re looking for defensive linemen to mock to the Lions, Ben Raven of MLive has five that could fit for Detroit.