DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Lions Fumble In Carolina


Sep 14, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle

Ndamukong Suh

(90) tries to beat the block of Carolina Panthers guard

Amini Silatolu

(66) during the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Carolina defeated Detroit 24-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL season now in full swing the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive is back with opinions from around the web about your beloved Detroit Lions.  After yesterday’s debacle in Carolina there are bound to be plenty of opinions about the Lions loss.  Especially considering that national media and football pundits picked the Lions as their upset for the week.

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One of the major stories leading up to the game in Carolina was Cam Newton‘s new nickname a certain Detroit Lions defensive tackle. Newton was unwilling to explain himself before the game but did address the nickname in post game comments.

Also on The Drive we ask the questions: Should the Lions find another kicker? Did Joique Bell let his city down? and…Are these the Same Old Lions?

All of this on the Monday Lions edition of the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.

From MLive: “Donkey Kong Suh” Meant As A Compliment

"“I play a lot of video games, as you guys know, and if I’m not playing with the Panthers, I’m playing with Megatron and the Lions,” Newton said. “And the name came from me having a lot of sacks with my brother."

From MLive: Lions To Explore Options At Kicker

"“We won’t make any rash decisions, right now, five minutes after the game, 10 minutes after the game,” Caldwell said. “We want to take a look at all of our options and see where we’d like to go from here.”"

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  • From MLive: Joique Bell Address Fumble

    "Bell is a Detroiter, through and through. So when he does something great — and there have been a lot of those moments — he talks about doing it for the fans. And the same goes for when he struggles, as he did against Carolina."

    From Bleacher Report: New Coaching Staff Same Old Lions

    "Sure, the Jim in charge has changed from Schwartz to Caldwell. The problems plaguing the Lions apparently extend beyond any quick fix a coaching overhaul can produce. One of the biggest issues last year was the turnover margin. Detroit’s plunge from 6-3 to 7-9 came courtesy of the inability to both protect the ball on offense and take away the ball on defense."

    From the Freep: Cornelius Lucas Stands Tall On The Offensive Line

    "Detroit Lions rookie offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas has a broad and easy smile. It’s almost always there. Lucas speaks softly and he has a quiet nature, but he’s also quick to laugh. His demeanor is ideal for pulling you in and gaining your trust. If Lucas chose to, he could betray that trust with a joke or prank. Something crazy. Something incredible."