2 former Lions advance in process for 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame class
The list of initial candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class for 2024 had some Honolulu Blue tint to it. But only two former Lions, Anquan Boldin and Dwight Freeney, are among the 25 modern-era player semifinalists that were announced on Tuesday. Former Lions head coach Buddy Parker is a finalist in the Coach/Contributor category.
Boldin and Freeney each only played one season in Detroit (part of one season in Freeney's case), their final NFL seasons as it were, with Boldin making a far more notable impact.
Former Lions Lomas Brown, Jason Hanson, Herman Moore, Dre' Bly and Jeff Garcia will have to wait another year to advance in the Hall of Fame process.
Ben Johnson and Aaron Glenn set to again draw heavy interest for head coaching jobs
The head coaching stocks of Ben Johnson and Aaron Glenn appear to be on opposite tracks right now. But earlier this week ESPN's Adam Schefter, appearing on "The Pat McAfee Show", pointed to both Lions' coordinators as top head coaching candidates in the upcoming hiring cycle.
Johnson and Glenn both had multiple head coaching interviews in last year's cycle. Johnson is lined up to be the top candidate for a lot of teams with an opening, while Glenn gets high marks as a leader of men and a former player who understands that mentality.