With Saturday’s announcement of the not-so-final fifty three, and the subsequent wheeling and dealing, the roster is very nearly set for the 2010 season. That means it’s an excellent time to break down what’s to come for the Lions this season. To get an expert’s help, I spoke to Sports Illustrated senior writer Damon Hack. Mr. Hack attended the Lions’ training camp, amongst others—and broke down the entire division for Sports Illustrated’s NFC North Preview. In the print edition of the preview, Damon recounted an awesome story about Nate Burleson, his son, and Nate’s attitude toward being a Lion:
“When people ask me with a negative connotation about going to Detroit—the city, the economy, the team—I say what about New Orleans? After [Hurricane] Katrina nobody wanted to be there, the locals or the players getting drafted or traded there. All of a sudden New Orleans is a place to go. The Saints revived the city. I honestly believe if we continue to work hard and bring the right guys in, we can turn around the organization and help revive [this] city.”
If you want to hear more, click over to the Fireside Chat Ustream page at around 11:00 EST—or subscribe via iTunes, and never miss an episode! If you want to read more, I can definitely recommend purchasing the Sports Illustrated NFL Preview Issue.