It’s a brand-new weeks, and thank goodness it is. The Detroit Lions just went through one of the most unique, troubling weeks in recent memory. At this point in the season, a 5-9 team is supposed to be in the margins of news and just barely making any blips on the radar.
The 2020 Lions are not that team. The week started off with a coaching controversy when special teams coordinator went rogue on a fake punt and got fired the next day by an interim head coach. The very next day, half the Lions coaching staff (that remained) had to quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test for a player and a coach.
As we awaited their fate, the Lions had to run practice on a short week with minimal staff on hand, and many of the Lions coaches watching via zoom from their hotel rooms. Eventually, the news came down that just about every defensive coach would have to skip this week’s game, and then... well, the game happened. And you don’t need me to tell you how that turned out.
So on this week’s PODcast, we briefly talk about Saturday’s blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but mostly talk about all the ridiculous things that happened in the span of one week for this franchise.
- Did the NFL do the Lions dirty by not postponing the game a day?
- Were the Lions in the right to fire Brayden Coombs? Should Rod Wood have stepped in?
- Oh, yeah, the Lions interviewed three general manager candidates this week, too? Does the Lions vs. Coombs incident make Detroit look good or bad to a prospective GM?
- Ranking the GM candidates interviewed this week
- Enter the new GM candidate: Rams Director of College Scouting Brad Holmes