Ty Schalter and Chris Burke of The Athletic Detroit react to the Detroit Lions' selection of Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson in the first round. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 04/26/19
Published 04/26/19
Chris Burke got to fly in a private jet with Matt Patricia, Mark Dantonio, and some other highfalutin football folks en route to Nick Saban's annual football camp at the University of Alabama. Ty Schalter talks with Chris about everything he saw and did, what it means for the future of the Detroit Lions. After the break, they talk about NFL draft mock draft scenarios. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 04/12/19
Ty Schalter and Chris Burke of The Athletic Detroit break down a rare Q&A session with Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn, where Chris got in some good Qs. They also talk overtime, instant replay, rules changes and more! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 03/26/19
Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn lit the lamp four times on the opening day of 2019 NFL free agency--including scoring what might have been the biggest FA available, DL Trey Flowers. Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down that signing, as well as those of WR Danny Amendola, CB Justin Coleman and TE Jesse James. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 03/12/19
Chris checks in LIVE from the NFL Combine, and he and Ty break down the Lions' press conferences, along with all the latest buzz around the measurements. Plus, they talk the Indy nightlife scene and preview drills to watch. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 02/28/19
Ty and Chris talk about the Detroit Lions' annual season-ticket holder Town Hall--and how the Lions' leaders actually took direct, unscreened questions from fans and answered them with varying degrees of transparency. Also, MULE BACK.
Published 02/14/19
Chris Burke talks Senior Bowl with Ty Schalter, from potential Lions prospects to the experience of being down in Mobile for football's biggest talent bazaar. They also talk new Lions QB coach Sean Ryan, and what it means for the Detroit Lions' offense. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 01/31/19
Darrell Bevell?! Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down the Detroit Lions' offensive-coordinator hire for 2019 and ideally beyond. We talk about what that means for Matthew Stafford and the offense, as well as a little inside-baseball media stuff. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 01/17/19
The Detroit Lions fired offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, signed QB Connor Cook, and set the tone for the offseason with a 31-0 Week 17 shutout of the Green Bay Packers. Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down what it all means, for The Athletic's Detroit Lions podcast! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 01/02/19
The Athletic's Chris Burke and Ty Schalter discuss all the big Detroit Lions topics going into the final week of the NFL season, including: * Fire Matt Patricia? * Trade Matthew Stafford? * Be late to meetings?!? Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 12/27/18
Chris Burke brings us the sights and sounds (well, really just the sounds) of Detroit Lions fans at the legendary Buffalo Bills tailgate, just before their Week 15 clash. Yes, it was an awful game the Lions lost, ending their season, but Chris and Ty Schalter only talk a little bit about that. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 12/19/18
Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down the Detroit Lions' brutally ugly Week 14 win over the Arizona Cardinals...and their subsequent playoff chances?? Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 12/12/18
There are no moral victories, and the Detroit Lions' 30-16 Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams didn't feel like one. But there were some positives to take out of it, and Ty Schalter and Chris Burke did just that. ALSO: Chris has a special request for our listeners! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 12/04/18
The Detroit Lions lost a critical Thanksgiving Day game against the Chicago Bears, 23-16, and lost nearly all hope of making the playoffs. The Athletic's Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down what happened, and what it means going forward. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 11/23/18
The Detroit Lions upset the Carolina Panthers in NFL Week 11 action, prompting The Athletic's Chris Burke and Ty Schalter to figure out what went right. They also preview the Thanksgiving game against the Chicago Bears, and try to put it all in perspective. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 11/21/18
Where do the Detroit Lions go after a disastrous Week 10 blowout loss to the Chicago Bears--and who do we blame on the way? Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down the 34-22 loss, and what's next. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 11/12/18
A fired coach, a cut running back, and a lot of uncertainty in Allen Park. Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down where the Lions stand going into their pivotal Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears.
Published 11/07/18
Listen to the audio of Ricky Jean-Francois' "focus" rant in the wake of the Detroit Lions' NFL Week 8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, then listen to Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down the game and what it means! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 10/30/18
Chris Burke joins Ty Schalter from sweltering Miami, where the Detroit Lions beat the Miami Dolphins 32-21 in a huge Week 7 road win. They talk offense, defense, Matt Patricia and what it all means. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 10/22/18
Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break down the Detroit Lions' Week 4 win over the Green Bay Packers, hear from rookie Da'Shawn Hand about the interplay of DBs and DL, and look at the immediate future of the NFC North. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 10/08/18
The Detroit Lions dropped a close one to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4 of the 2018 NFL season, and it's beginning to feel like the new normal. Ty Schalter and Chris Burke break it down for The Athletic on Season 2, Episode 9 of Backward Down the Field! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 10/02/18
The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and co-host Jordan Mears talk about Blake Griffin's offseason workouts, training camp and if the Pistons have too many retired jersey numbers.
Published 09/28/18
Darius Slay tells Chris Burke about what it's like to get an INT off the GOAT, Tom Brady, and then Chris and Ty Schalter break down the Lions' 26-10 upset SNF Week 3 win over the New England Patriots. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Published 09/24/18
The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and co-host Jordan Mears dive deeper into Reggie Jackson's injury, the Pistons' upcoming training camp and Blake Griffin's pursuit to prove he can run a team.
Published 09/21/18