Podcast: The Detroit Lions don't care about your feelings
Nor do the Falcons. Both teams are thinking for themselves... a bold, refreshing strategy. Also on the show, we discuss Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens reaching a compromise.
Brad Holmes was far too kind to the mock-drafters at his press conference wrapping up the NFL Draft.
Many times over, he insisted he has nothing but “respect” for the exercise.
When, in truth, the Detroit Lions don’t give a damn about this dot-com grift. If anyone out there had Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs and Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell slotted in the 30s, 40s, 50s, so be it. They took the two players 12th and 18th overall, respectively, and aren’t looking back. In fact, Holmes believes Gibbs would’ve been gone by 18 if the Lions waited. On the Go Long Podcast, we discuss the gumption of the Lions and Atlanta Falcons on draft weekend.
Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith have also stepped into the NFC ring.
It’s refreshing that both teams are thinking for themselves in how to build a winner — will it work?
Also, the Baltimore Ravens and Lamar Jackson reached a long-term contract extension. Simultaneously, the Ravens completely reconfigured their offense. They’ll stay in the Super Bowl conversation — the passing game can only improve with Todd Monken replacing Greg Roman as OC. Compromise can be a beautiful thing.
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Two-parter on the Lions’ offensive line from last season:
The Detroit Lions Must Break You, Part I: Life and death
The Detroit Lions Must Break You, Part II: Bringing the pain
Bob McGinn’s profile of the Lions’ head man…
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