I didn’t have anything nice to say in May when the Detroit Lions instituted staggered two-week furloughs for all team employees, as reported by the Detroit News. That it came in at a time of increased ticket sales made it all the more difficult to accept.
So it’s only fair to note this update from Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com: Team president Tom Lewand said employees will be reimbursed for lost wages.
The NFL labor issues are finally done, and free agency is next. The Lions are in better position than they have been in recent memory, but they do have work that needs to be done. Let’s look at the positions of need for the Lions as well as potential targets for them when free agency opens. One point to remember, the rosters are up to 90 players due to the lockout, so there will be a lot of activity at the lower ends of the rosters.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.