Lions LB Devon Kennard joins Cost-free Press’ Dave Birkett to chat about advancement of the protection, Matt Patricia, far more at Super Bowl LIII, Feb. 1, 2019.
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They cannot say no, no matter how a great deal they’d want to, so the Detroit Lions have taken to advertising a different staff for the HBO series “Challenging Knocks.”

Each Lions coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn joked at a forum for year ticket holders Monday that the Oakland Raiders would be an perfect in shape for the fact sequence that goes at the rear of the scenes of an NFL education camp.

“I think Jon Gruden is an exceptional alternative for that clearly show,” Patricia reported. “I think the Oakland Raiders and almost everything they‘ve acquired going on ideal now would be excellent viewing for everyone to view.”

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The Lions and Raiders are two of 5 teams that can be compelled to acquire part in a sequence that acquired its start way again in 2001.

The Lions have in no way appeared on the clearly show, but the Raiders, taking part in their closing year in Oakland just before moving to Las Vegas, with the No. 4 pick in the draft and a huge personality in Gruden, are considered the far more appealing option for Television.

The NFL exempts teams from appearing on “Challenging Knocks” if they have a new coach, if they have made the playoffs in both of the previous two seasons, or if they have appeared on the clearly show at some point in the previous 10 yrs.

Only the Lions, Raiders, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Washington you should not drop into one particular of those people types.

“Nobody wants to do it,” Quinn reported. “Except Oakland.”

Patricia joked that he wouldn’t want to acquire part in the clearly show because “I would get a good deal of telephone calls from my mother at evening.” But there are far more realistic reasons why the Lions want to retain cameras away, too.

The previous a few teams to seem on “Challenging Knocks” have completed with dropping documents, and Quinn reported the clearly show can give opponents precious insight into scheme and personnel.

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“One of my men in scouting watches that clearly show,” Quinn reported. “If we’re taking part in them that 12 months, we DVR that clearly show, we view that clearly show, we might glean a small factor about a personnel matter or a scheme factor. That is something that other teams always do. I know we do it, we did it at our preceding staff (the New England Patriots), I’ve finished it below. So it is authentic.

“Is it going to be a matter of a gain and loss? I’m not absolutely sure, but we acquire the things that we do at the rear of our doors rather privately and rather securely so that is something that certainly is a element.”

The Lions perform the Raiders – and Giants and Washington – this drop.

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