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Sunday open thread: Do you approve of the Lions letting Marvin Hall go?

It was fun while it lasted.

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After sending general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia packing, the Lions made a surprise move by waiving wide receiver Marvin Hall on Friday. Hall was generally liked by fans and had been a pretty reliable fourth receiver and deep threat for the Lions’ offense.

With this move, and with Kenny Golladay listed as OUT against the Bears, the Lions will have to rely on Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola and Quintez Cephus as their top three wideouts. It’s unclear why the Lions would have made this move, but it’s possible that it could have to do with the fact that Darrell Bevell is now running this team. It’s also possible that Marvin Hall may have wanted out of Detroit to get a chance to go somewhere else and have a chance to compete for something meaningful.

Today’s Question of the Day is...

Do you approve of the Lions’ decision to let Marvin Hall go?

My answer: Yes. I’m a big Marvin Hall fan, but I’m seeing some people react as if we just let Calvin Johnson walk. He was a nice deep threat option, and I will always appreciate the big plays he made in the passing game, but I don’t think this impacts the team too much.

With Hall gone, the Lions are missing an option in the deep passing game, but they still have Agnew for now, and this also gives them a chance to really see what they have in Quintez Cephus. I’d like to see the rookie get some more reps now that Hall is gone and we’re likely going to get it.

At least one thing is for certain. This is now fully Bevell’s offense and I’m at least a little excited to see what he does without Patricia’s conservative gameplan looming over him. Let’s hope it’s not more of the same.

Poll

Do you approve of the Lions letting Marvin Hall go?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Yes
    (431 votes)
  • 62%
    No
    (708 votes)
1139 votes total Vote Now