One columnist thinks so.
- Gregg Rosenthal from NFL.com matched some of the best head coach candidates with the vacancies across the NFL. Rosenthal believes Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel—not Patriots DC Matt Patricia—is the best fit for the Detroit Lions.
- It’s been an up-and-down season for rookie Jarrad Davis, but he finished on a very high note against the Green Bay Packers:
The highest graded LBs in Week 17! pic.twitter.com/FCUpWIIh4X— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 2, 2018
- Football Outsiders’ “Clutch Encounters” weekly column has two interesting pieces regarding the Lions. First, they compare the 0-16 seasons from the Lions and Browns from several different statistical viewpoints. Then they break down Detroit’s fourth-quarter comebacks from 2016 vs. 2017.
- Kenny Golladay’s sick sideline catch was named the best catch of Week 17 according to the NFL’s twitter account:
Top 5 Catches from Week 17! pic.twitter.com/2OTyXOUm07— NFL (@NFL) January 2, 2018
- Rookie Michael Roberts admitted to sleeping through a meeting on the Saturday before the Lions’ season finale. Roberts was benched for missing the meeting.
- Here’s a look at the Vegas odds for the next Lions coach:
Odds to be #Lions head Coach in Week 1 of 2018 regular season (via @bookmaker_eu):— Sports Insights (@SportsInsights) January 1, 2018
Matt Patricia +430
Steve Wilks +825
Mike Vrabel +935
Teryl Austin +1585
Pat Shurmur +1585
Dave Toub +1920
Mike Smith +2150
Field -295 pic.twitter.com/akVH3odGTt
- Dan Orlovsky had some nice parting words for former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell:
pic.twitter.com/RXk1K55uHP— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) January 1, 2018