Ep: 217/218 – Lions Kick Off The Preseason! – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case cover the kickoff of the Detroit Lions Preseason! With game one in the books we have a lot to discuss. The team didn’t look great, there were a number of injuries, and the score was just plain ugly. Is this indicative of what to expect from the team in 2019? Should we just chalk it up? Cash in until 2020? We tackle these questions and more this week…  Also, we end the show with the Dan Miller interview of Dean Blandino from our Training Camp Party last week. Dan combines no-holds-barred questions from the audience and his own questions with a personal story that will knock you off your seat in this amazing interview. We put it at the very end of the podcast for your enjoyment.  We highly recommend seeing the video version here – you don’t want to miss this.

Detroit Lions Podcast Back In The Studio!

We start off by thanking the people who took part in our Training Camp week. It was amazing for us, and we can’t thank everyone who took part in making the week so successful. I am 100% certain we missed people and we sincerely apologize for that, it was a whirlwind week and we’re still recovering. So much so that we added more thank yous at the end of the show. If we missed you, we are so sorry – we talk about Case’s multiple concussions later in the show, and that’s the least of the reasons we’re too dumb to remember everyone who deserves a call out…

Next we dive in on game 1 of the preseason. Hooray, its football! Boo, its ugly! We seem to get so caught up in the offseason and the buildup to finally seeing our boys hit the field that we often forget what the preseason really means – which is, not much. With that we separate the wheat and the chaff, talk about what we should worry about and what we shouldn’t. We also talk about where things looked sharp and which of those things are important. The team was bit hard by the injury bug and we help bring some clarity to what that means for the team in the long run.

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We also discuss the offensive line play we saw in preseason game 1. It was abhorrent. We discuss Tyrell Crosby and what to take away from his performance. We also bring context to what we were actually watching with the line and why there’s no reason to panic.

Dan Miller’s Candid Interview With Dean Blandino

Finally, we added Dan Miller’s great interview of Dean Blandino from our Training Camp party to the end of the show. It’s an absolute can’t miss conversation done in the way that only Dan can do. That alone is worth the price of admission.

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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.