Ep: 291 – Lions Bye Week Blues – Detroit Lions Podcast

In this live episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case bring you the latest Lions news heading into the bye week. There’s a heck of a lot more to talk about than one might think. Fans are down due to the team’s performance, some want heads on stakes, and many just welcome a break from the pain. How do you put together a show when facing those headwinds? Like a boss, that’s how. Listen in and see what we’re talking about…

Detroit Lions Podcast Talks The ‘Arc Of A Lions Fan’

Chris has talked about his ‘Arc of a Lions Fan’ theory a few times on the show, this time he lays it all out. He explains why the Lions present a unique fan experience, and one that is repeatable, predictable, and which the Detroit Lions organization really needs to understand before it’s too late. It’s definitely worth a listen, if only to understand where you are on the arc, and how to break the cycle. We also ask whether we should adjust our opinions to align with the current “popular” opinion. It’s an interesting question, and with 5 different hosts from extremely diverse backgrounds on the show during a typical game week, all providing their differing opinions, we land on ‘no’. That’s not giving away the ghost on this, the ‘why’ is probably the real meat of this discussion.

Bye For Football – The Coach Too?

It’s been a big week on Twitter about the state of the Detroit Lions and their coaching staff. Many have brought out the knives for the Lions coach, Matt Patricia, and GM Bob Quinn as well. Some however, have a different opinion. Lawrence Jackson brought some real insight and thoughtful commentary this week, definitely worth checking out.  We go back over Coach Jim Caldwell’s tenure, and even spend some time on Jim Schwartz’s time with the team.

After talking through and reminding fans of the historical perspective, we start to discuss Matt Patricia’s legacy with the Lions and what it might mean. We also cover the Houston Texans firing of Bill O’Brien, and what the ‘right time’ to fire a coach is for the Lions. There’s a lot more to this than sending someone packing, and fans needs to think of that within the context of the big picture and what it means for the team over the long term

Help Us Raise Money For St. Jude – Christmas For The Kids

We discuss our plans around our upcoming (2nd annual) fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital – we raised almost $7,500 last time, this time our goal is much, much higher. We’ve got a plan to make it happen, and will be bringing out the big guns. Let’s help make it a great “Christmas For The Kids”, together, starting on November 6.  More details will be forthcoming as we get closer.

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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.