In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case take a look at the Detroit Lions win over the Arizona Cardinals, likely Ziggy Ansah‘s last game for the Lions, the view on tanking for a draft pick, this season’s unsung heroes, a perspective on the season so far, a look ahead to the Bills, and Case takes us around the division. This episode is buff and moves like Zach Zenner. Try to keep up.
Detroit Lions Podcast Enjoys A Win
This week we begin by reviewing the Lions big win over the Arizona Cardinals. It wasn’t a fun game to watch. It was a defensive contest that the Lions were able to take away from the Cards on the road. The injured and beleaguered offense continued to underperform, but despite a number of injuries (including to Da’Shawn Hand and Ezekiel Ansah) the Lions prevailed. We discuss what Ziggy’s injury means and why this was likely his last game for the Lions. Tough way to go out.
The we talk about tanking and why it’s not a good idea, unless you want to lose a locker room. We understand where people’s hearts are, but you can’t neuter these cats, they are going to play until the final whistle. Unless you listen to the Freep. Then you think Coach Patricia lost them in July.
Thanks to a great post from /u/Waxxo we talk about some of the team’s unsung heroes of the 2018 season. It isn’t over, and there isn’t a postmortem to be written, but a few guys deserve recognition for their great work. We review their accomplishments and add a few of the Detroit Lions Podcast favorite players to the list.
Changes Have Been Happening In The Secondary
Shhh, don’t say anything, but the Lions secondary has been evolving. Tracy Walker has been increasing his snap count as Glover Quin’s drop. We noticed Glover showing some signs of age on the field early in the season, and look at that… The team has quietly been making changes and getting the heir apparent up to speed. They’ve been doing it to good effect as well.
Moving ahead, we take a look at the slow start to the season, and the ways in which the team has improved throughout the year. There’s another team who has been doing things in a similar fashion for a while. While many people (including us at time) had their toasters ready, maybe we can unplug them in the short term…
Lastly, Case takes us for a Detroit Lions Podcast favorite – a quick run ‘Around the Division’ where we discuss the Green Bay Packers coaching changes and how they might actually hurt the team. We move to the Minnesota Vikings, their injury situation, and the firing their OC. Then of course there’s the Chicago Bears and their love of sausages. We’ll chat about them as well.
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