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Ash Thompson Takes You On A Journey Through The Danger Zone In This Weeks Lions News.

Right guard T. J. Lang of the Detroit Lions interviews center Travis Swanson and left guard Graham Glasgow. Some movie trivia, music trivia, and further evidence that offensive linemen are the funniest position group on each team. Find out which lineman has been told he looks like a “fat Chris Pratt.”

Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter previews three players he thinks the Lions need to deal with on Sunday against the Bears. I will give you a hint, they’re all front seven players.

Justin Rogers of the Detroit News thinks that the Lions inability to convert third and short is something that needs to be fixed. The Lions have thrown the ball more than they’ve run it on third and one. It is hard to fault them given their horrendous execution running the ball in short-yardage situations.

Kyle Meinke of mlive.com has lifted Paula Pasche’s patented “five things” format to bring you some solid football analysis. Is Golden Tate really that good? How good is Caldwell against Chicago? How has the offensive line fared recently? Was the Lions’ run defense really that bad last week? Which group is likely to have an upswing this week?

Kyle goes into a little more detail about Tate in another article. This one is a really good article, I don’t want to spoil it, just give it a click.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press goes into the long relationship between Teryl Austin and John Fox. It started in 1986. These two have known each other for longer than most of the DLP writers have been alive. Here is a list of things that were cool when they met: Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love,” Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus,” Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name,” Top Gun, Crocodile Dundee, and Ferris Beuler’s Day Off. The Superbowl Shuffle was also a recent addition to the world. I leave it to you whether we needed it. It’s nice that they let the kickers get in on that.

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Ash Thompson
Ash Thompson is a fanatical football fan, and less fanatical hockey fan despite his Canadian heritage. He is sorry aboot that. His spirit animal is a beaver with a shark's head. He enjoys maple syrup and tacos, but never at the same time.