Brian VanOchten gives the Lions' staff credit

Friday, June 5, 2009

Yes, you read correctly; I had to rub my eyes a few times myself.  But Brian VanOchten of the Grand Rapids Press is enthused about the Lions' recent streak, and he put it to audio in his newest "Two Minute Drill" podcast.  He makes some excellent points about Mayhew and Schwartz fostering competition for every spot by bringing in credible veterans to push some of the highly-drafted projects on this roster.  However, I continue to be fascinated by VanOchten's fascination with "name" players.  After going on record as saying the Lions need to overpay for a big name, and subsequently excoriating the Lions for failing to do so, he now appears enamored with the name patches on the back of some of the most newly-minted Lions pratice jerseys.  One wonders if those name patches will be stuffing opposing running backs, sacking opposing quarterbacks, or blowing open holes for Kevin Smith in 2009 . . .

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