After defeating the Green Bay Packers in the final week of the 2018 regular season, the Detroit Lions moved to 6-10, which was good enough (or bad enough) for a last-place finish in the NFC North.
The season-ending victory also dropped the Lions from the No. 5 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft down to the No. 8 overall pick.
So, the question is, who will the Lions select with the No. 8 pick in the draft?
Better yet, will the Lions take my advice (not that they read any of this) and trade the No. 8 pick to obtain more picks?
Well, according to some recent comments by Lions’ head coach, Matt Patricia, he may agree with me that trading the pick could be the way to go.
Take a listen as Patricia responds to a question from Lions’ reporter Tori Petry about what kind of advantage a top 10 pick can bring his team.
I think when you have top-10 drafting power, it also gives you a value of trade,” Patricia said as part of his response.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 3, 2019
Obviously, GM Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia, and the Lions will do their due diligence and explore all avenues when it comes to deciding what to do with the No. 8 pick, but it is satisfying (at least to me) to know there is at least some thought trading down.
Nation, what do you believe the Detroit Lions should do with the No. 8 pick? Is there a can’t miss player that you would love to see in the Honolulu blue and silver or would you rather them trade the pick for more draft capital?
The Detroit Lions next offensive coordinator will be…
On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions FINALLY cut ties with offensive coordinator, Jim Bob Cooter. It’s a move they should have made a long time ago as the guy could not play call himself out of a paper bag. But we are talking about the Lions and as we know, they always keep players, coaches, and general managers for way too long.
So, now that Cooter is gone, the speculation has begun as to who will be the Lions, next offensive coordinator.
Within an hour of the announcement that the Lions had decided not to renew Cooter’s contract, the local media and bloggers started to release their pieces on potential candidates to replace him. Some listed as few as five candidates while others seemed to list every offensive coach they have ever heard of.
To be honest, I personally have a list of seven which I planned on publishing (maybe I still will) until I actually gave it some thought and realized exactly who the Lions will hire. Note: He did not make my top seven.
Let me make something very clear. I do not trust Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia, or anyone else with power in the Lions organization when it comes to evaluating player or coaching talent. Because of that, I have to believe they will make the wrong hire once again.