Ep: 215 – Lions Making The Grade – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case cover the latest Lions offseason news including the new Madden rankings, Golden Tate and his words on Matthew Stafford, some offseason work that Stafford has put in with a couple of Lions receivers, the biggest concern for the 2019 Lions, and a lot more!

Detroit Lions Podcast Apologizes

We start off with an apology for last week’s missing show. Chris had to leave town for work and the boys weren’t able to get together to put a show together. The promise to try and make it up to you though… After that we take on the biggest topic of the day, the Lions player rankings in Madden. Chris laments our two highest rated players holding out (Case tries to stem an aneurysm at Chris’s choice of words. With his new ‘stache, it probably would have been a favor if he had). There are many obviously questionable choices and ratings that seem out of touch. It’s just another rating system that attempts to take some subjective information and quantify it. These are never perfect, but it is better than nothing…

Next on the Detroit Lions Podcast, we discuss Golden Tate and his reference to Matthew Stafford as the best quarterback that he’s ever played with. Case seems to take exception and wants to dance around in the semantics of the situation. Chris (who seems to always be right – mainly because he writes the show notes) has fun agitating Lt. Jim Dangle. If you don’t get the reference, take a look at this week’s episode on our YouTube channel (first cut releases on Thursday) and evaluate Case’s new look.

Summer Practice Builds Teamwork

From there the Detroit Lions Podcast discusses the scene of Matthew Stafford’s offseason workout with Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola. After that we move on to cover an article posted by Reddit user /u/Waxxo discussing the biggest concern for the Detroit Lions in 2019. Case provides analysis while Chris finds a different area of concern for this team. Good discussion ensues.

The boys also talk about the latest rankings on the Lions offensive line as created by PFF. Case again makes his thoughts on PFF clear, Chris feels that they are as valid as the Madden rankings or any other ranking system. Helping to quantify the subjective is helpful, but always requiring further context. Lastly the Detroit Lions Podcast covers an article posted by Reddit user /u/NFLFan84 in which each team’s biggest sleeper player was chosen. For the Lions, they chose CB Amani Oruwariye. We discuss what it means, and if the contribution of first year cornerbacks is about to push to the fore like it has for tight ends.

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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.