Ep: 212 – Lions Next Stop: Training Camp – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris is joined by Jeff ‘The Riz’ Risdon for our last look at the Lions before the time of year known as “the dead zone” begins. We found it important to discuss Damon Harrison again, a little making up for our mistake, and a little further look at his situation. We take a listener’s call on the Calvin situation and then clarify a little bit on contracts in the NFL as well. The boys even sneak in some CBA chatter.  Next, we  touch base on Teez Tabor‘s changes, the news about HBO’s Hard Knocks, and some interesting stats about Matthew Stafford. We also discuss a great post about the power of persistence from the subreddit, do a new segment “Pimp My article”, and talk Lions upcoming important dates.

Detroit Lions Podcast Corrects The Record

Chris has to apologize for saying Rosenhaus negotiated Snacks’ current contract. We knew he didn’t but we all brain farted last week when we discussed the situation. We break down what things look like for Harrison and how things may play out. From there we take a Detroit Lions Podcast listener’s call on the Calvin Johnson situation. We weigh in on it a bit and talk about negotiating contracts and where people may be getting hung up when they talk about players’ monetary figures. Additionally, we preview portions of the CBA to be addressed in the next agreement. Its also worth pointing out that current player movements and negotiations may be foreshadowing for what to look for.

Meinke Brings Tabor To Life

Kyle Meinke wrote an excellent article about Teez Tabor and how his life has changed over the last few years, particularly heading into this year. Teez visited an event held by the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative: The Brotherhood & Sisterhood in a pretty rough section of Detroit and spent some time speaking with kids about life. He spoke about how his circumstances were similar to theirs, how he had come up out of a tough neighborhood, and how he had stumbled along the way. He also talked about how doing the right things can help these kids rise above the situation they were born into, how they can also succeed. Tabor also discussed how it took a long time and a lot of inner reflection to get to where he is today. Working for a new start for himself with the Lions in the NFL. The Detroit Lions Podcast discusses how a lot of credit should go to Tabor, the Lions players, and Lions management for the work they are doing to help confront social injustice. This exemplifies a great effort and a huge push forward that can hopefully make a big impact on a number of young lives. Well written by Meinke, definitely worth a read.

Knocking On A Different Door

From there the Detroit Lions Podcast discuss HBO’s Hard Knocks, some interesting 2018 Matthew Stafford statistics (we sneak a Kelly Stafford update in there too!), and speak to the question from jahvidsanders44 in the Detroit Lions subreddit in which he asks: “Do you think part of the reason for our Super Bowl drought is because we don’t stick to a plan?” A great conversation ensues.

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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.