Dec 16, 2020
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! Former Lions' All-Pro linebacker Chris Spielman joining Detroit's front office as a full-time special advisor headlines a jam packed show. Along with the Birthday Game and the Jerk of the Week, this week's topics include:
Spielman will have a say in Lions decision making, but how much power he wields remains to be seen
Interim coach Darrell Bevell benefits from a dead cat bounce to beat the Bears, but Detroit's lack of talent on defense is badly exposed in a loss to the Packers
Matthew Stafford suffered another injury, leaving his future with the team in doubt. Chase Daniels can start earning his ridiculous contract
The new regime will have rebuild the defense from scratch. As for QB, will they be better served keeping Stafford or rebuilding that position from scratch as well?
Expect another year of the Tigers treading water as GM Al Avila says not to expect any significant roster moves
Meanwhile, Detroit's newspaper beat writers are more than happy to carry the Tigers' water than hold their feet to the fire
The Cleveland Indians botch their name change, as they will remain the Indians for another year and will continue to sell Chief Wahoo merchandise.
A Wolverines COVID-19 outbreak forces the cancellation of the Michigan - tOSU game. Stupid conspiracy theories are then spewed, not only by fans, but by coaches and media members
Greg is fed up with end of game laterals, while Al calls out the BBWAA for their horrible treatment of Dick Allen