Five reasons to watch Lions training camp closer this year

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Lomas Brown, Detroit Lions
Lomas Brown, Detroit Lions (Photo by Betsy Peabody Rowe/Getty Images) /

Reason #4: Hearing Lomas Brown’s thoughts on the matter

He was a seven-time Pro Bowler in his playing days, but Lomas Brown’s true calling may be as an analyst for the Lions’ radio network. As a former offensive lineman, the third year analyst has a fondness for quarterbacks, and views the game from the perspective of the line, a rarity among color commentators.

Optimistic but also realistic, Brown comes across as a fan, player, and coach wrapped into one any time he offers feedback on what he sees with the team. If today’s live stream of practice is an accurate measure for what to expect, we’ll be seeing a lot of Lomas Brown over the next few weeks, which I’m realizing is almost always a good thing.

 Reason #5: Because this could be all we’ve got this year

The NFL has stayed clear of the tumbling COVID dominoes so far, but nothing is given. Big Ten football has been ruled out before even starting, MHSAA football is gone, the NCAA and high school athletic federations in other states can’t be far behind.

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It’s safe to say that any major event is still very much operating day to day, so if you want a glimpse of the 2020 Detroit Lions, this could end up being the one and only chance.