Ep: 204 – Pre-draft Lions With Co-host Dean Blandino – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, @DeanBlandino joins Chris while Case gets away for a week. We also bring The Riz, Jeff Risdon on board to talk about breaking Lions news. A lot going on this week, so let’s get into it…

Detroit Lions Podcast Co-host Dean Blandino

We begin the show with a surprise co-host, Dean Blandino joining Chris to break down the latest Lions news. Dean is a natural fit for our first topic, the changes to the NFL rules that came from last week’s League/Owners’ Meeting. He brings the right level of insight to what we can expect and what to worry about as a result of the changes – we also put it in context of the Lions and what it means for us directly. Dean also shares with us how the NFL will communicate their initial interpretation of the new rules as well as how things will evolve over the season.  Great insight to a yearly occurrence that will have bigger impact in the 2019 season.

Dean also makes a $500 pledge to the Detroit Lions Podcast St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fund raiser on the fly. Come to http://DetroitLionsPodcast.com and make your donation, or pick up a shirt on the site, where $1 from each sale will go to St. Jude.

From there we discuss the CJ Anderson signing and what Dean thinks it means to the team. CJ has a lot to bring and his attitude out of the gate should strike fear into the hearts of our rival defensive linemen. This is a pickup that should mean a lot to the Lions run game that needed a ton of help in 2018.

Who’s Ready For The Lions On ‘Hard Knocks’?

Next up is a conversation about Hard Knocks, a little about the selection process and how the Lions can stay away.  Dean also talks to the Detroit Lions Podcast about what it means to the team from various angles. We get some great insight around Bob Quinn at this part of the show as well…

It’s that time of year, time to get ready for our 3rd annual NFL Draft Party! We give you the info you need to prepare for the best place to hang out and get your Lions draft chat and analysis in addition to hearing from some of your favorite guests. Don’t forget, we’ll be taking your calls during the whole affair as well.  We also let the cat out of the bag on our 3rd Annual Detroit Lions Training Camp Party!  Tentatively scheduled for August 3rd this year, we have declared the daytime training camp period to be Zach Zenner day. Then, as the sun goes down, we’ll kick off the party.  We’ll do a live broadcast from the event with great door prize drawings, and (of course) very specials guests. Get yourself ready, it is going to be a blast!

The Riz Returns

We close things out with Jeff Risdon. He weighs in with the Detroit Lions Podcast just hours after the CJ Anderson pickup and takes us on a deep draft run where he discusses the top positional prospects that belong in the top 10 in the draft. It’s a great look at things from a “big board” perspective.

Don’t miss the show close, Dean has a hilarious pants-free story!

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Chris
Chris is the founder of everything you see here. A former radio presenter and Detroit native, he now resides in sunny California – and like so many of us, he found himself marooned on an island devoid of other Lions fans. After spending a few years in the Detroit Lions Reddit community he decided to start the Detroit Lions Podcast. Its become the #1 Detroit Lions podcast, and regularly ranks with the top podcasts in Detroit. With a mixture of pre-recorded shows, live & recorded phone-ins, and live post-game broadcasts - this is his slice of Honolulu Blue heaven.