Lions guard Rob Sims, acquired from Seattle in a trade Monday, is excited about what he calls a “new opportunity” in Detroit. The Cleveland-area native — Sims’ late father, Mickey, played for the Browns in the late 1970s — is happy to be closer to his mother and sister.

One other thing feels right, too, he said.

“This is a football town,” he said Tuesday in Allen Park. “Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Detroit. I mean, that’s football. Football and cars. This is more of what I’m accustomed to. Out there (in Seattle) the stars are Bill Gates and Paul Allen and the people that run Boeing. This here is what being in the NFL is supposed to be about, (standing) up here at the mic talking to reporters and stuff. In Seattle, it’s not like that. It’s drinking coffee, sittin’ down and chit-chatting.”

From The Detroit News:


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