Good morning and ROOOOAARRRR!!!! (AND STILL, MORE BRRRRRR)
All-Pro teams have been coming out over the past two weeks and on Monday, the people over at Pro Football Focus released their first and second teams.
If you read here often, you would know that I value their offensive and defensive line evaluations pretty highly, so for the Lions to have an offensive and defensive lineman on the PFF All-Pro second team is a fairly big deal for Detroit.
Larry Warford was the second team right guard behind Denver's Louis Vasquez and Ndamukong Suh was on the second team as an interior tackle along with Tennessee Jurrell Casey. The first team tackles were Houston's J.J. Watt and Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy.
The third second-teamer is wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is with Houston's Andre Johnson on the second team. Surprisingly, Chicago's Brandon Marshall and Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown were the first team receivers.
Check out their entire team here. There are explanations there as well, in case you're curious why Johnson wasn't on the first team.
And now, a look around the Interwebs in search of Lions news.
Tony Dungy flew to Detroit on Monday, but it had nothing to do with the Lions opening, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Joseph Fauria's praise might help Bobby Johnson keep his job, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Free Press.
One guy who won't be interviewing for the Detroit job -- Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, according to Justin Rogers from MLive.
The Lions team website, through one of their reporters, indicates Matthew Stafford will end up talking with all coaching candidates either by phone or in person.