Lions Congregation: Beginnings and Endings

Thanks to Joshua over at Roar of the Lions, SideLion Report is part of what is called the Lions Congregation. Every week, he brings a panel of Lions bloggers the questions of you the readers. It is exciting to be a part of a solid group of writers and fans who share equal passion for our football team!

Here are this week’s questions:

Question 1: What was one positive, negative, and huh what? Moment from final cutdowns and initial waiver transactions?

Question 2: Bears Game – Slugfest, Shootout, Blowout or You Call This Football?!

My answers comes after the jump…

1. One positive was the trade of Dan Gronkowski for Alphonso Smith. The actual move may or may not prove to have much significance depending on how Smith plays, but it was at least an encouraging reminder that the Lions overall talent base is growing when a team is able to work out a deal rather than simply cutting the player. My negative moment is the loss of veteran players like Dre Bly and Jon Jansen. Perhaps the staff had a feeling those players would not be happy in the roles they would play but the Lions may have benefited from their presence in the locker room. John Wendling’s spot on the 53-man roster is my “huh, what?” moment. We heard about Dante Wesley’s arrival due to his expected special teams contributions but apparently the Lions thought that Wendling was a better fit, despite his limited time with the team.

2. The feeling I am getting from Bears fans is that they are as nervous about their secondary as we are about the Lions'; I have to peg this game as a shootout. It seems to be common thought that the Lions will give up a lot of points this year but will score a bunch of their own. What we see on Sunday afternoon could be the first of many shootouts.

You can read answers from each panel member at Roar of the Lions.

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