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Helmets Off


Jan 6, 2018

Time to stroll down memory lane from Scott Mitchell.  Taking a look at his playoff memories from his time in the NFL.  As a player, you are defined by how good you are in the playoffs.  You also have players who play well in the regular season but is not in the playoffs.  Like Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons.  Finally got to the Super Bowl last season.

In 1995, with the Detroit Lions, they had one of the best offenses in the history of the NFL.  But it took a lot of energy to get into the playoffs.  They started the season 0-3.  That was a really dark time for the Lions.  It was tough in the public and in the locker room.  Their head coach calls a meeting and wondering what is going on.  The consensus was that Scott wasn’t throwing the ball enough.  They were going through Barry Sanders too much. They re-vamped their offense after that which is unheard of.  The San Francisco didn’t see the new offense and on Monday Night Football, they were a completely different team.  Everyone was having fun and was filled with confidence. 

They get to the last game of the season and have the same record as the Green Bay Packers.  If Pittsburgh wins, the Lions have a better record than the Packers and the Lions win the NFC North.  The Packers won so the Lions had to play on the road against the Eagles in Philadelphia rather than having a first round bye.  It just shows how important every regular season game is.

In 1997, they were playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they were flat but ending up making a comeback.  Scott read the defense, he started running down the middle of the field and no one was near him until Hall of Fame middle linebacker Derrick Brooks.  Scott decided to take him on and had a collision and he doesn’t remember anything else until he woke up 4 hours later in the hospital.

Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.

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