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Lions' LB Follett is one funny guy

In the latest video on his website, Lions linebacker Zack Follett is shown buying Barbie Band-Aids and feminine hygiene protection for the running backs who get in his way this season.

It’s a hoot. He’s wearing his Lions helmet, a ratty South Park T-shirt and goofy shorts while shopping at a local drug store.

See, he is already working hard to earn more playing time next season.

With the draft dust settled, a long look at the Lions’ roster shows no huge gaping holes to fill with the possible exception at linebacker. Two starters from last year, Larry Foote and Ernie Sims, are now gone.

But here’s the thing.

Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham loves Follett, a seventh-rounder in 2009 who played mostly special teams last season. Although toward the brutal end of the schedule the coaching staff put him on the field on defense occasionally. He did not let them down.

Follett is a hard-hitting, physical player who is a bit of a character. He tweets, he cuddles with real lions — you get the picture. He’s just the kind of guy that Cunningham loves. Follett will get coached up and have every chance to compete to start at the weak side.

The Lions could still sign or trade for a linebacker, but Follett will have a good chance to make his mark.

If you haven’t done so already check out his new video and his website at


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