Ep: 221 – Vidcast: Lions Season Ahead – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris is joined by Jeff “the Riz” Risdon to bring you the latest in Detroit Lions news. We discuss recent pick ups, releases, and try out, discuss a great article about Matthew Stafford by “The Ringer”, take a quick look at Andrew Luck’s retirement, look at Lions season predictions (including making our own), and take a look ahead at the Detroit Lions game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Detroit Lions Podcast Is Sad

We kick things off by discussing the devastating cut of Zach Zenner from the team. We discuss where he is trying out, his future, and if we’ll ever see him in Detroit again. It was a sad day for Zenner fans.

From there the Detroit Lions Podcast takes a look at the great article in The Ringer that discusses Matthew Stafford and puts his decade in the NFL in perspective. It tells us a number of behind-the-scenes stories that help us understand Matthew’s character and what drives him. It’s definitely worth your time.

The next item on the docket is Andrew Luck’s decision to retire from the NFL. Chris has a take that differs a little bit from what you are hearing everywhere else. One that’s worth thinking about.

Detroit Lions To Win The Division?

After that, the Detroit Lions Podcast breaks down Football Outsiders’ DVOA projection that puts the Lions at the top of the NFC North this year. We want to believe. Unfortunately, there are a few teams that stand in the way of their attempt to claim the division for the first time since 1993. We take a look at the Football Outsiders piece and provide our thinking on the topic.

Finally, the Detroit Lions Podcast discusses the upcoming game against the Arizona Cardinals.  There are a number of variables at play, and a couple of strategic signings the Lions have made in an attempt to get an edge in their first game of the year. We discuss keys to the game and provide our predictions on the Detroit Lions season.

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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.