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A new owner. The same mailbag.

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This week was supposed to be the first of many quiet weeks around the NFL. With the Detroit Lions’ offseason program over, we faced a newsless void for the next month, as we awaited the fate of sports.

But instead of a quiet week full of Name Bracketing and lists, the Lions dropped a relative bombshell by announcing that team owner Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down and handing the franchise to her daughter Sheila Ford Hamp.

While the succession order wasn’t a surprise, the timing of the decision was slightly unexpected, and it consumed our discussion for the week... well, there was other stuff, too, but outside the fortress of Pride of Detroit, ownership was the big topic in Lions news.

So earlier in the week, we dropped a mini-podcast to go over our thoughts about the shift in ownership, but now it’s time for the big boy PODcast. This week, we’ll be covering the top 10 edge defenders in the NFL today, then answering your questions in our mailbag segment.

That’s where you come in. In the comment section below or via Twitter using the hashtag #AskPOD, send us your questions and we’ll do our best to answer. If there’s enough solid questions, we’ll do an overflow mailbag in written form on the site.

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