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Wednesday open thread: Should Glover Quin be inducted into the Lions’ Ring of Honor?

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Glover Quin’s recent retirement has brought up the topic of whether his time in Detroit warrants putting his name up there with the best Lions.

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Former Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin announced his retirement from the National Football League on Tuesday morning.

Quin spent six seasons in Detroit after signing with the team in free agency in 2013. He spent the majority of that time playing at an all-pro caliber and contributing a lot to Detroit both on and off the field.

With his retirement has come the question of whether his tenure in Detroit was enough to warrant putting him among the best to don the Honolulu blue and silver.

Question of the Day: Should Glover Quin be inducted into the Lions’ Ring of Honor?

My answer: Yes.

While six years may not constitute Quin’s entire career, it sure is a long time in a league whose abbreviation is frequently referred to as an acronym for ‘Not For Long’.

Time aside, they say true friendship is not about how long you’ve known one another, but how you treat each other. From the moment he got here, Quin embraced the city of Detroit and the entire fan base with open arms.

I personally remember going to training camp in 2017 — my first time ever going to training camp — and wanting to get my football signed after practice. I was waiting in line for Quin to sign my football, but a coach tapped him on the shoulder and told him his positional meeting was starting in eight minutes. That was eight minutes for a man still wearing all his pads to get to the locker room, shower, and get to his meeting.

Long story short, Quin never hesitated. He finished up the line of autographs and pictures with a glowing smile and somehow darted off the field in time, bending the laws of time like he did so frequently when quarterbacks put the ball in the air.

So yes, I’m inclined to say Quin has shown the character and the love of Detroit that warrants putting him in the ring of honor.

Your turn.

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Does Glover Quin belong in the Lions’ Ring of Honor

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  • 66%
    Yes
    (232 votes)
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    No
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