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Notes: Michael Brockers is a great fit to mentor Lions’ DL youngsters

The team wanted a leader for the unit, and they sure got one.

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On Thursday after practice, the Lions posted a number of player media session videos to their official team website. There is a lot of good material waiting for Lions fans:

While they are all full of good stuff, Tim Twentyman with the team’s site wrote about the Brockers session in more detail and focused on the veteran’s leadership role this year. It sounds like the former nine-year starter for the Los Angeles Rams envisions making his presence felt quietly and passively leading by example, but his style might be a little higher energy in reality. Although he’s just arrived, Brockers appears to be bonding well with his new teammates:

In fact, over in Los Angeles, the absence of Brockers as a leadership figure has been profoundly felt. According to Rams Wire’s Cameron DaSilva, “he and (Aaron) Donald were two of the most vocal players on that side of the ball, being some of the longest-tenured members of the team.” From earlier this week after one of the Rams’ OTAs:

Brockers told the media in Thursday’s session he is excited about the young talent the Lions have. He will now have the chance to mold players like Alim McNeill and Levi Onwuzurike into fierce kneecap destroyers. Check out all of the individual media sessions (or the stitched-together version on YouTube) - you won’t be disappointed.

Now, on to the rest of today’s Notes:

  • I agree with Blitzology, this is a fantastic thread to read for anybody with general defensive football interests:

It will make you think about the Lions’ roster construction over the last three years, the defensive mindset of the staff at the time, and the results that followed.