Under the watch of Jim Caldwell, the Detroit Lions had rotating captains each week of the season.
That is something that, according to new head coach Matt Patricia, will change moving forward. Instead of different captains on a weekly basis, Patricia announced on Saturday that the Lions will have one set of captains for the entire season. During the preseason, it was quarterback Matthew Stafford and linebacker Jarrad Davis who represented the Lions for the coin toss.
Matt Patricia said the Lions will have captains for the season — but didn't have names to announce. That's a change from what Jim Caldwell did in the past, which was to have rotating game captains. Matthew Stafford and Jarrad Davis have gone out for… https://t.co/6fwTxeraSe
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) September 8, 2018
Though Patricia did not reveal the names of the captains, he said they would be announced later today.
#Lions Matt Patricia said they'll announce the captains for the season later today.
— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) September 8, 2018
The Lions are destined to go 7-9 this season, and here’s why
First and foremost, I want to make it clear that this is merely just my OPINION.
Sure, you can say that it’s “just the preseason” and that it doesn’t matter. But, I believe that I can safely speak for most Lions fans when I say that we didn’t see a whole heckuva lot to be excited about from the Lions in their four scrimmages.
There are some things, of course, that are naturally exciting. The return of the high-flying offense, headlined by Matthew Stafford. The new bruiser in LeGarrette Blount, the potential emergence of the offensive line, and the addition of a potential top-tier running back in Kerryon Johnson.
But, there is also inevitably hard schedule to consider. Considering the idea that (in my opinion) every team but Detroit actually improved their roster since the end of last season, the thought of playing all of Green Bay, Minnesota, and yes, even Chicago twice is daunting. By my count, I see one win out of those six games (which would come from Detroit’s home matchup with the Bears).
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