Pride Of Detroit - NFL Lions podcast
Summary: Pride Of Detroit is your source for all the best Detroit Lions news, analysis and opinions on the internet. Enjoy our work in audio format in the PODcast and First Byte, and the world famous LISTCAST.
Did the Lions miss Patricia's sexual assault allegations? What have Lions fans been left with given a defiant press release from the team and Patricia? Meghan Dooley joins the PODcast crew to discuss the events of the past week and what this means for the Lions - and what impact this has on the overall discussion about these allegations in the context of the culture of professional football. This one is some very serious subject matter and listener discretion is advised here. The crew also discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling that opens the way for sports gambling outside of Nevada, and mailbag gets the conversation going on comedians.
Jeremy fills in as an adequate host again as Chris goes AWOL. Mansur Shaheen joins the crew, bringing his insight into game tape to talk about the recent additions to the Lions roster from a draft that seems farther away than when it actually was. There's still plenty of holes for teh Lions to try to plug, so could another round of late free agency be incoming? The guys talk about what could happen with the Matt Patricia blueprint.
Chris makes a triumphant return, and Jeremy comes back in from Detroit. With the gang back to normalcy, it's time to talk about the NFL draft! Yes, the draft that was is over, and the Loins have a bunch of shiny new players on their roster. The trio break down the new players along the offense, including guard/center Frank Ragnow and running back Kerryon Johnson. But Ryan has concerns there's not enough done to help the defense out, especially with no defensive lineman taken until late in the draft.
The final stretch. The final days before the drafting begins. It begins in full. Very soon. Jeremy takes Kent Lee Platte and Brett Whitefield one more time around the Detroit Lions and finds out what you could be seeing on Thursday as the Lions pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Chris isn't here. He's gone. RIP. Jeremy takes the wheel. Oh no, Jeremy's taken the wheel, help. But to guide him along his way, he's enlisted not only Ryan, but two regular surprise PODcast guests: Jerry Mallory and Alex Reno. And if Alex is joining the show, that can only mean one thing - it's draft season! But first, someone was wrong on Twitter about Matthew Stafford, which means the POD crew has to weigh in on any particular drama. AND THEN it's draft season! Everyone gives their thoughts on what could happen in the three days near the end of April to determine the future for the Detroit Lions. They even answer your mailbag questions about such matters as well! Catch the fever.
Lions fans love hearing about Eric Ebron, so the PODcast crew starts with Eric Ebron talk. This is a lie, but Jeremy and Ryan and Chris do have to tell the mob to halt its march, because Ebron didn't say anything wrong in Indianapolis. But after taking care of the news and housekeeping, the guys play a few games involving the draft. The first is called The Reach, and Chris grills Jeremy and Ryan on which guys stand out as their unrealistic draft crushes. Jeremy doesn't know how to play the game. Ryan and Jeremy also talk about draft needs for the Detroit Lions, and mailbag quizes the trio on the most important questions from the fanbase.
April Fools is insulated from the PODcast, besides a little pulling about the Detroit Shock and Chris getting absolutely Chaps'd at one point during the PODcast. The crew discusses the latest signings and all the news from the team during the owners meeting. This includes more tight end talk, discussion on rule changes, targeting and the overall grand strategy of the Lions. Mailbag takes questions about the Lions draft strategy and brunch.
Brett Whitefield from Pro Football Focus hops on with the trio, who is operating at a low ability given a very raucous weekend. Brett helps break down the latest signings by the Lions. Can Luke Wilson fit in for Eric Ebron? Will the latest signings on the defensive end help fill some very big needs? What are the current outlooks on the draft, and are Lions fans getting hung up on some guys and missing another who could be a great fit? Mailbag pits Danny DeVito against Joe Pesci.
This is March. A time honored tradition of freaking out and this year the Lions have provided more kindling than expected when they unceremoniously dumped Eric Ebron. With few signings to bolster confidence, the PODcast crew isn't quite sure what to make of things right now. They also take a look at some guys they're still hoping to see sign, the new signees, few as they are, and take a look around the NFC North. There's also some talk about a boy named Suh, a joke Chris hasn't quite gotten out of his system yet. Mailbag takes stabs at big time upsets given that, again, this is March.
PODcast welcomes in not one but TWO guests from the Pride Of Detroit roster. First up is Kent Lee Platte (@Mathbomb) who gets suckered in talking about breaking trade rumors regarding Lions tight end Eric Ebron. Once that debate settles, it's on to talk about the NFL scouting combine, using observations and Kent's own RAS scores. Jerry Mallory (@JerryMalloryNFL) is the second guest, the mysterious Green Ranger of the PODcast. He talks about the defensive free agents available in the upcoming market, plus he sticks around for mailbag to bring his eccentric personality to an already off-the-rails segment of #AskPOD.
Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah just got the franchise tag! The PODcast crew discusses the implications this has for the Lions roster going int 2018, whether it was the right move, whether it was a necessary move, and what this will do to the Lions cap space. Free agency preview continues with offensive linemen talk, which Chris tries to sit out. The trio also discusses NFL rule change proposals, including limiting pass interference to 15 yards and changes to the infamous catch rule. The mailbag takes decidedly weird turns, but when doesn't it? Also, the crew asks YOU a question for once.
The dead of the offseason brings its first fruit for armchair general managers. Free agency looms, cap casualties await and the PODcast crew takes a look at the Detroit Lions. Chris only really wants to talk about Ezekiel Ansah, particularly whether the Lions will give him even a franchise tag. Other big names include Travis Swanson and TJ Jones, and their futures with the Lions are uncertain. Meanwhile, the run game must be established, and the crew takes a look at the free agent market, particularly those who aren't named Leveon Bell. The PODcast mailbag is full of trap questions and the crew deftly navigates them all
Matt Patricia and Bob Quin now have five years together in Detroit. Can the partnership work out? The PODcast crew breaks down the new look Lions staff. Ticket prices are going up again and it's left Chris a little steamed. LISTCAST goes to the Olympics and discusses the great winter attractions. Ryan tries his hand at hosting. Mailbag discusses Valentine's candy, 3-point conversions and SoCal sandwiches.
The 2017 NFL season ends with a bang. The Philadelphia Eagles banish the Patriots to the depths of hell, but Matt Patricia clings to the edge of the crater and crawls his way to Detroit. The PODcast crew is, unsurprisingly, not buying into the argument that Patricia is a bust because of one game. But damn, what a game! Reactions abound to the new Lions coaching hire and the Super Bowl alike. Meanwhile, the other Pats coordinator, Josh McDaniels, flaked on the Indianapolis Colts, which leads to wild speculation and theories as to why this happened. Mailbag tackles TV dinners, shuttering Detroit sports franchises and other curious conundrums.
The Super Bowl! The final game of the NFL calendar! But with the Detroit Pistons stealing the spotlight on national sporting television, the NFL seemingly got Alex Smith traded to Washington in a deal we're still trying to wrap our heads around. Chris, Jeremy and Ryan open by discussing Mr. Smith going to Washington, and then talk some Super Bowl coverage, Matt Patricia and prop bets. There's also some news about new Lions positional coaches. They also discuss the impact of the XFL announcement and the latest news on former Lions player Titus Young. Mailbag talks chips, esports and that massive Pistons trade.