In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris is joined by Jeff ‘The Riz’ Risdon to break down the first week in OTAs, have some Hock talk, discuss the broader Lions offensive plans, analyze the CB position, and more!
Detroit Lions Podcast OTA Report
Out of the gate we dive in to what we learned about the team in their first weeks of OTAs. There was a lot to look at and learn from this team. Tim Twentyman gives us 5 takeaways from week one and we walk through them and what they mean for the team.
We take a look at first round draft pick T.J. Hockenson’s performance so far. The Riz talks about what he means to the team and how he can really help Matthew Stafford in a place where he badly needs it.
Then the Detroit Lions Podcast takes a look at Darrell Bevell’s offensive strategy and some of the tenants of the offense that he’s bringing. One thing for sure, they look to be leaning on the defense to win games more than the offense, and that will be different for a lot of fans. Seeing who can accept it and how the team can execute will be one of the stories of the 2019 football season. It makes sense, but definitely leaves us with questions. Is the time right to go against the passing grain in the NFL? Do we have the personnel to execute? What the heck do “shots down field” look like in 2019? There is much here to discuss through camp and into the season.
No Clear Corners
Darius Slay is still looking for someone to play on the other side of the field from him. It feels better to have Justin Coleman in the slot, but will he line up as the Lions cb2? Questions remain about Quandre Diggs and Jamal Agnew – where will they line up? And of course, Ford, Oruwariye, and Tabor are all still open questions. The Detroit Lions Podcast takes a stab at how things might shake out and why.
We spend some time discussing Kelly Stafford and her progress after brain surgery. She shared another update and continues to spark hope for a full recovery. She discusses the mental difficulty that comes with some of the effects so far and how it will take up to 12 months to find out if there are any permanent symptoms as a result. We continue to hope and pray for her full recovery – we know she’s going to use her experience to help others, and often, providing hope is key.
Matthew Stafford Humiliates Aaron Rodgers Again
She also shared a video of Matthew Stafford absolutely humiliating Aaron Rodgers in the realm of beer chugging. I’m certain that Aaron would have run to hide in the locker room again if he had the chance after being humiliated by Matthew twice in the last 6 months. The story is a little old, but still worth having fun with on the first Detroit Lions Podcast since it happened.
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