Another day and another missed practice for a trio of Detroit Lions’ players.
According to reports, Marvin Jones Jr., A’Shawn Robinson, and Michael Roberts all missed practice for the third straight day and their status for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers remains up in the air.
Still no Marvin Jones Jr. (knee), A’Shawn Robinson (ankle) or Michael Roberts (shoulder) at the open portion of Lions practice Friday. Robinson & Roberts were riding stationary bikes off the side of practice. Game designations out later today.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 16, 2018
Check back later today to see the official practice report, which will include game designations.
We’re not in New England anymore; Can Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia find the yellow brick road?
Ever since becoming a Detroit Lions fan all the way back in 1985, I’ve always been an optimist heading into each and every season. Now, don’t get me wrong, though optimistic, I have also been realistic at the same time. There have been many seasons where my football knowledge told me the Lions roster or coaching staff was not good enough to compete, but I always had HOPE. Hope that the team I have supported for so long would finally break through.
That has been no different this season.
Heading into the 2018 campaign, I had hope that new head coach Matt Patricia would light a fire under the asses of the organization and lead the team to their first playoff victory since the 1991 season. Unfortunately, my brain told me that general manager Bob Quinn had not given Patricia a formidable roster to work with and nine games into the season, the Lions are sitting at 3-6.
If He Only Had a “Football” Brain
Yes, I know that Bob Quinn physically has a brain in his head, we all do, but that does not mean he has the football knowledge needed to successfully build an NFL roster.
This is something Quinn has proven time and time again since he took over as Lions general manager prior to the 2016 season.
Quinn’s first mistake was retaining Jim Caldwell as head coach following a 7-9 2015 season. Sure, the players loved Caldwell but his in-game decision making was awful (at best) and it cost the team on multiple occasions. We will never know if Quinn was given the ultimatum from the Ford family to keep Caldwell around but even if that was the case, Quinn should have never taken the job.
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