Latest News:

Popular Detroit Lions NFL Draft target Ennis Rakestraw has rough day at Scouting Combine

One popular Detroit Lions NFL Draft target had a day he would rather forget.

Watch: Michigan RB Blake Corum Runs 40-Yard Dash at NFL Scouting Combine

WATCH: Blake Corum Runs 40-yard dash at Scouting Combine despite saying he would be skipping the event.

Detroit Lions predicted to re-sign 14 players

Find out which 14 players the Detroit Lions are predicted to re-sign for the 2024 season.

Robert Saleh responds to Lions interest

Once the initial surprise wore off when news broke that the Detroit Lions decided to part ways with maligned head coach Matt Patricia, speculation immediately began to abound as to who his ultimate replacement would be.

Naturally, one of the first names that came to mind of both fans and media alike is San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.

http://gty.im/1203658312

A Dearborn, Mich. native, Saleh grew up a Lions fan and played college ball in the state. He later attended Northern Michigan and coached at Michigan State, Central Michigan and Georgia.

Additionally, a bipartisan group of 36 Michigan House legislators released an open letter to the Detroit Lions principal owner Sheila Ford Hamp requesting she consider Saleh to officially succeed Patricia.

However, Saleh remains focused on his current job. He considers it “flattering” that his name is appearing in rumors for the job, but he’s keeping his energy with the 49ers for right now:

“You know, it’s flattering and all, but I would still imagine that the Lions are going to go through their due diligence and go through their process and still try to find a way to hire the best man for that job,” Saleh said in an interview for the Adam Schefter Podcast. “But it still comes back to the fact that we have five weeks left in the season too. Like I said, while it’s flattering, my mind is solely focused on Monday night and just getting our guys ready to play a game and see if we can make a playoff push.”

“With every week, we get a little bit healthier and healthier. The longer we linger, the better chance we have to make the playoffs. And if we get in the playoffs with a fully loaded roster, I think the NFC will be in trouble.”

Naturally, he has friends and family who are Lions fans who are reminding him about the possibility that’s looming during the offseason.

“I know it’s not the answer you want, I just haven’t had time to digest that,” Saleh explained. “I know my family is uber excited. I know friends from high school, they blow my phone up every day and they’re super excited. But I’m not lying to anybody when I can genuinely can say that it would be irresponsible for me to really think about it when there’s an organization who is counting on every person who is involved with the organization to do the best they can. If my mind is elsewhere, there’s no way in heck I can do my best. I really haven’t had time to reflect on any of the job openings or any possibilities moving forward.”

The 49ers, who are 5-6 in 2020, host the Buffalo Bills in a critical matchup tonight on Monday Night Football.

– – Quotes via Justin Rogers of The Detroit News Link – –

Latest

Popular Detroit Lions NFL Draft target Ennis Rakestraw has rough day at Scouting Combine

One popular Detroit Lions NFL Draft target had a day he would rather forget.

Watch: Michigan RB Blake Corum Runs 40-Yard Dash at NFL Scouting Combine

WATCH: Blake Corum Runs 40-yard dash at Scouting Combine despite saying he would be skipping the event.

Detroit Lions predicted to re-sign 14 players

Find out which 14 players the Detroit Lions are predicted to re-sign for the 2024 season.

Detroit Lions Front Office Receives Distinct Honor

On Friday, Brad Holmes and the rest of the Detroit Lions front office was given a distinct award.

Newsletter

Don't miss

2024 NFL Scouting Combine: Detroit Lions meet with 3 wide receivers

The Detroit Lions have reportedly engaged in formal meeting with a trio of wide receivers at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.

Latest Jared Goff Contract Projection Would be Steal for Detroit Lions

The latest Jared Goff contract projection via Spotrac seems like a steal for the Detroit Lions. How much do you think Goff will get per season?

2024 Detroit Lions 10 Biggest Cap Hits Heading Into Free Agency

Here are the Detroit Lions 10 Biggest Cap Hits heading into the free agency period.

Mel Kiper Has Detroit Lions Selecting CB T.J. Tampa in Latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Mel Kiper has released his latest mock draft and he has the Detroit Lions selecting a player not many of you have on your radar.

Detroit Red Wings unveil jersey patch partner [Video]

The Detroit Red Wings have unveiled their first-ever jersey patch partner. What are your thoughts on this fit?
Michael Whitaker
Michael Whitaker
Always at the front lines of Detroit Sports.

Popular Detroit Lions NFL Draft target Ennis Rakestraw has rough day at Scouting Combine

One popular Detroit Lions NFL Draft target had a day he would rather forget.

Watch: Michigan RB Blake Corum Runs 40-Yard Dash at NFL Scouting Combine

WATCH: Blake Corum Runs 40-yard dash at Scouting Combine despite saying he would be skipping the event.

Detroit Lions predicted to re-sign 14 players

Find out which 14 players the Detroit Lions are predicted to re-sign for the 2024 season.