Many Detroit Lions past and present took to social media Monday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Honoring the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/rXqaZLxBvg— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 18, 2021
Many of the ideas Dr. King spoke on have been highlighted this past year. Earlier this summer the Detroit Lions cancelled practice to discuss social justice issues, making a powerful statement before media with a board that read “We won’t be silent.”
Matthew Stafford, known for keeping to himself off the field, penned an entire article for The Players’ Tribune on why he felt it was important to speak out on these issues.
And onto the rest of your notes.
- “That stung. I mean, it straight up stung.” Calvin Johnson offered a few more words about his riff with the Lions on the Huddle and Flow podcast.
- Speaking of Megatron, one Sports Illustrated writer thought it’s odd how the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame board of selectors doesn’t include any historians. So they asked a group of historians who should join the 2021 class.
- Over on GatorsWire, there’s an article suggesting former Gators linebacker Ventrell Miller could provide badly needed depth for Detroit.
- The latest in Tim Twentyman’s position breakdowns from detroitlions.com’s Tim Twentyman: Safeties.
- A nice profile from the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett on new GM Brad Holmes and how he has superpowers.