It’s Friday and we are another week closer to the start of the NFL preseason. While it hasn’t exactly been a busy news week for the Detriot Lions, there was still plenty of good reading material published by the usual suspects.
Let’s recap the week, and see what were some of the top stories from the national and local media.
ESPN: Ziggy Ansah and the Lions won’t be coming to a long-term deal anytime soon, as Adam Schefter first reported, the Lions let the deadline to sign franchised players pass. As many have pointed out, this isn’t exactly a surprise.
USA Today: Nate Davis over at USA Today projects the Lions to go 6-10 in 2018 — a prediction that is sure to irk Lions fans. Do you agree, or is he underestimating Detroit, per usual?
Over at The Lions Wire, my pal Jeff Risdon offers up some harsh realities, giving the top four reasons the Lions could be lousy in 2018. Do you think he has a valid point, or are you too full of excitement to be objective?
Matthew Stafford and Marvin Jones each earned a spot on Tim Weaver and my positional rankings of the top 10 quarterbacks and wide receivers for 2018 over at The Falcons Wire. Find out if either cracked the top 5 at their respective positions.
Pride of Detroit: POD’s Jeremy Reisman continued with his ranking of the Lions’ roster, unveiling numbers 50-41. Rookies Tracy Walker, Tyrell Crosby and Da’Shawn Hand all made Reisman’s list.
Another interesting piece from Reisman asks readers which 2017 Lions outcome would they change if they could go back and fix one game. Although it’s cruel that he only let fans choose one…
Detroit News: John Niyo of the Detroit News examines the lack of stars in Detroit sports. Does this need to change in order for Detroit to remain a top sports town?
Freep: Dave Birkett of the Free Press explains why Matthew Stafford holds the key to the Lions’ success in 2018. Birkett talks about Stafford’s steady improvement and how well he needs to play for this team to contend.
MLive: Kyle Meinke over at MLive takes an interesting look at just how good he thinks QB Matthew Stafford can be. What do you think? Is he, or will he ever be an elite passer?
Full Press Lions: National NFL writer lists reasons why he thinks Lions can make the playoffs, including the Lions’ trio of Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Golden Tate at wide receiver as one key to success.
LeGarrette Blount was picked as the Detroit Lions player most likely to disappoint in 2018. Will Blount live up to expectations in Detroit and how much will rookie Kerryon Johnson take away from his production?