NFC Notes: Lions, Packers, Vikings

     

Lions

  • Per ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, Lions LT Taylor Decker said he plans to lobby for some people to stay under the new regime, including QB Matthew Stafford
  • Lions interim HC Darrell Bevell said he’d want Stafford if he got the job full-time and believes he’s capable of taking Detroit where it needs to go: “I would love nothing more than for Matthew to be in that place. I think he deserves it and if you put the right team around him he can win a title.” (Dave Birkett)
  • Lions DE Trey Flowers said he was dealing with a hairline fracture in his forearm that was still healing, making him unable to return this year. He plans to be back for OTAs. (Birkett)
  • Lions first-round CB Jeff Okudah said his surgery went well. He’s been pretty sore but anticipates returning for OTAs. (Rothstein)
  • Okudah talked about the “dysfunction” Detroit had on defense, saying personality and scheme were issues and the players weren’t on the same page as the coaching staff. (Kyle Meinke)

Packers

Packers WR Davante Adams believes his quarterback Aaron Rodgers has done more than enough to lock up the MVP award this year. 

“The MVP should be locked up,” Adams said via Wes Hodkiewicz of the team’s official website. “There’s nothing else to really talk about. You look at what we’ve done and what he’s been able to do, and they’ve hit him with everything. (They) said he didn’t have any weapons, and we go out there and go 13-3 regular season, which isn’t our main goal, obviously, but it’s a hell of an accomplishment, especially when you’re in your second year with a new staff.”

Vikings

  • Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press says Vikings QB coach Klint Kubiak makes some sense as a replacement for his father, OC Gary Kubiak.
  • Vikings eight players to futures contracts. (NFLTR)
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