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Reacting to a strong start for Darrell Bevell’s “audition” with the Lions

The OC-turned-interim head coach impressed on Sunday, but is it enough for a future with the Lions?

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I appreciate good schadenfreude, and none is better than the Lions closing the casket on the Chicago Bears and their 2020 NFL season hopes. This quibbling over draft position and tanking is so mundane, so boring next to the power of crushing the last embers of hope for a divisional rival. That’s so much more delicious.

But a victory also means that there’s interesting storylines to discuss. Interim head coach Darrell Bevell is clearly treating these remaining games as an audition, and if that’s the case then the opening act was refreshing. The offensive playbook opened up a bit, Matthew Stafford looked more comfortable... perhaps there is a bit of a chance that there’s some good salvaged in all this.

We break it down on the latest Pride of Detroit PODcast, as we discuss the end of the Bears, where Bevell might be next year in the NFL, while also evaluating individual performances from a toe-biter in the Windy City. This episode is yours on all your favorite podcasting platforms.

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