Did Lions GM Bob Quinn get inspiration from Ariana Grande?

Sonja Greenfield, Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

If you have a child that is 9 years old or older, or if you’re just into the what the kids are listening to on the radio/iTunes/Spotify, etc. you more than likely have gotten a chance to hear Ariana Grande’s song 7 Rings.

In it, she talks about how she likes to buy stuff.  While it can get a little repetitive (“I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it”), one of the lines makes me laugh.  “Happiness is the same price as red bottoms.”

Well apparently, Bob Quinn either has a kid that is around my daughter’s ages or he’s just an Ariana Grande fan. Cause he wanted it, and he got it.  Quinn got the free agency negotiation period started with a bang.

While most of us on Monday were dragging from our lost hour of sleep, the Lions were busy.  First came word that the Lions were going to sign former Patriots and Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola.  I wasn’t expecting this, I was totally happy with this.  While it would have been great to have former Lion WR Golden Tate back, he was going to cost too much.  Amendola will give the Lions a reliable slot receiver, and a good influence/mentor in the locker room.

Next came the news that the Lions were planning on signing another former Patriot, defensive end Trey Flowers.  OK, this just made me downright giddy.  When his name started being mentioned here in Detroit, I knew that it wasn’t going to happen.  It would be a great idea, but some other team was going to get him.  But the Lions pulled the trigger and I couldn’t be happier.

A pass rusher who will be reunited with his old defensive coordinator.  Yes, please.  (“Happiness is defensive end Trey Flowers!”)   He is rehabbing from shoulder surgery, but from what I’ve seen and heard, he should be ready around training camp time.  But this means that most likely Quinn and company are saying Thank U, Next to DE Ziggy Ansah.

Amendola, Flowers, were we done?  Not so fast!!!

Next up??  Another former Patriot (and Seattle Seahawk), cornerback Justin Coleman.  A versatile, reliable and young nickel cornerback, he will be a great addition to the secondary.  This move comes after questions to CB Teez Tabor and releasing CB Nevin Lawson.  Also, Coleman will be reunited with his former defensive coordinator.

Last, but not least, for now, the Lions added tight end, Jesse James.  He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and was pretty consistent for them, especially after the departure of former TE Heath Miller.  The Lions have had issues at tight end for a while now.  Having a reliable TE like James will definitely open up the offense for new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterback Matthew Stafford.

It’s been a great start to the free agent season here in Detroit.  I’m assuming that Quinn has his Ariana Grande concert tickets already, as she’ll be here April 5th.

Hopefully, all of this will lead to 7 Rings.

But until then:


Caption: “I don’t mean to brag, I just put it in the bag.”

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