Death, taxes, and Don Muhlbach.
The long-tenured long snapper for the Detroit Lions has been with the team since 2004, and if his comments from this afternoon are any indication, the relationship beyond this season remains up in the air.
Long-snapper Don Muhlbach, when I asked him if he would want to go through another rebuild, said he wants to try and have the club go in a positive direction before he leaves.
Said he still believes he can play, although he will discuss things with his family after the year.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) December 23, 2020
“I don't know yet,” he said when asked about his future. “We have two games left and I'm going to enjoy those with the guys we have in the roo….I feel pretty good, and we'll have to see what happens next year.”
“I do love it here,” he said. “I just want to talk to my family and talk to whoever is here and see what the plans are.”
Muhlbach was also asked about the recent decision by the team to fire special teams coach Brayden Coombs, a move that caught several players by surprise.
“That's not my place, that happens at a different level. My job is to keep the guys focused on the field, and that's what I'm going to do….I learned a lot from him. I talked to him the other day and I thanked him for everything he did for me.”
The Lions will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Saturday, and will conclude the 2020 season at home against the Minnesota Vikings on January 3.