Ep: 279 – Lions Tik Tok Til Season Starts – Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris is joined by Jeff Risdon to discuss the latest news as the Lions break training camp and get ready for the regular season. In just 10 days the Lions begin playing in anger, and there’s a lot of work yet to be done before the season starts. In this almost 2-hour episode we take you through everything in the Lions and NFC North to get you ready for the next 10 days.

Detroit Lions Podcast – The Deck Hits Pay Dirt

The first thing we cover is Taylor Decker’s payday. The Lions and Taylor Decker locked down one of the best win-win deals you’ll see for a left tackle in the NFL today. We discuss the nuances about the deal and why it’s a signal for where this team is going not only in the front office, but with its coaches, and players. It’s one of the biggest stories of the off-season. We also talk about some changes at the fullback position, it looks like Nick Bawden‘s injuries may have cost him a gig in the NFL in the near-term.  We loved him, but Jason Cabinda has come on strong. Love to have competition between great players, as good as Bawden was – even if he hadn’t gotten injured, Cabinda was likely to grab that role.

Next we talk about cut day, coming up on Saturday (just 2 days from when this was recorded), and speak through who we think some surprise victims might be. Cuts are always hard, especially for the players themselves. No one likes this, but this year has a bit of a silver lining for fans… The Detroit Lions are going to cut some very talented players who will find work elsewhere in the NFL. There have been years where this hasn’t happened. Another sign of the Lions improving and getting better at seeking and drafting talent.

Matthew Stafford Is Going To Be The NFL MVP

He said so, there’s really nothing else to cover there.

Lastly we go in-depth on the Lions upcoming season and land with our predictions. Last year the Riz predicted a 5-win season, everyone hated him for hit. He even got hate mail – really bad hate mail. Where does he think the Lions come in this year? You have to listen to find out – what do you think this is, anyway?  We also go around the division, discuss our the other teams in the NFC North have changed (for better or worse) and give you our predictions for each one.

It’s a huge show, just what you need after a long off-season of eating junk food and wishing there were decent sports on TV.

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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.