Ep: 219 – Injury? My Eye! – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris is joined by Jeff ‘The Riz’ Risdon to give you the latest in Detroit Lions news. We cover Antonio Brown, TJ Hockenson’s injury, Ty  Johnson’s big time play, Matthew Stafford news, and provide a preview of what to watch for in the Lions game against Houston.

Detroit Lions Podcast Highlights Near Misses

We kick things off by talking about Antonio Brown.  “How is he Lions news?”, you might ask. Antonio was discussed as the key piece to fix the ailing wide receiver position for the Lions this year. A quick check in on the Oakland Raiders on HBO’s Hard Knocks and you can see why its best that we didn’t pick him up. Chris takes a moment to remind listeners that its sometimes as important to looks at who you *didn’t* pick up as much as who you did. Good work from Mr. Quinn on this one.

Next we dive in on TJ Hockenson and his reported injury from today. Word broke that he was headed to the sideline and disappeared with trainers. A collective panic started to settle in over Lions Twitter until we found out that he was poked in the eye and the injury was nothing serious or long lasting. The Detroit Lions Podcast takes a minute to discuss just how important he is to the Lions offense this year and puts context around just how devastating that could have been.

Realizing Your Fantasies

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We take another look at one of the guys we’re rooting for, Ty Johnson. He’s looking good out there and scoring better than his stats would tell you. Chris also starts to become a bigtime buyer on Amani Oruwariye. He likes what he sees and thinks this kid could turn into something special. Definitely one to watch over the next two years.

Matthew Stafford Loves You

Finally, the Detroit Lions Podcast discusses a couple of Matthew Stafford stories from the last few days. We help folks understand just how committed he is. From there we preview what we should be looking for in the game against Houston as our excitement builds toward the reality of real football coming down the pike.

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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.