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Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by TheeTFD, May 15, 2011.
William Clay Ford owns this team. The Lions will find a way to win 6 games.
Long time no hear. If anybody is interested in matching your Lion predictions with others, just give me a hollar. There are about 30 of us who are participating and no doubt, you probably will recognize a few names. I just started this, this year for the Lions. Here is the scoreboard if interested. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...HlhN3QwS3k4RzgtcTF2QkVhVHlrSGc&hl=en_US#gid=0 My email address can be found on this forum or you can view it at the scoreboard where I am below the last name posted. I also provide one for Big Ten fanatics you can participate in. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...Dl3VElrcEl0cWM0RncwajRlZlA1QkE&hl=en_US#gid=0
I like the swedish color theme.
They are supposed to be 10-6 this year with a playoff appearance. What if they make it to the Super Bowl? Would that help if we lose a whole season of basketball. Thats my pick, 10-6 - making it all the way to the superbowl for the 1st time in Lions history.
You and me, Max. We have the courage to believe!
It looks good so far.
What a catch by CJ
I was holding my breath for you guys in the end. Great win. Go Lions!! Stafford rocks. Stay healthy.
Overall a dominating game for our team. The final score is no reflection on how dominating we were. Just a few miscues: Stafford missing both Pettigrew & CJ in the end zone and the wide pass to Heller that ended in a pick 6. But the things that really make me mad are the bone headed mental breakdowns. There were 3 that really pissed me off. Peterman and Cherilus with their post whistle pilling on/unnecessary roughness and Aaron Berry not touching down his receiver at the end of the half, allowing him to roll out of bounds and stop the clock. Those types of plays just can't happen. For way too many years, those types have plays have been the ones that have cost us games late. The joke has always been that the Lions found a way to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory. Hopefully the coaching staff will light into those players and not gloss over them because it was a W.
Great job by the Lions to open the season with road victory. The defense was great in the first three quarters, but kind of mailed it in playing the prevent defense in the fourth and made the game closer than it should be. To make matters worst, the offense followed suit led by some bad play calling and abandoned what got them the lead in the first place...patience and ball control. Was it four straight 3 and outs? Except for the pick six in the first qtr, Stafford was great as was Calvin Johnson and Javid Best. Need to learn how to play with a lead and not let the boneheaded plays that happen today almost cost them a sure victory in the end. All smiles in Michigan tonight as the Lions, Tigers [STRIKE]Bears, oh my[/STRIKE], Spartans, Wolverines, WMU Broncos, EMU Eagles and Wayne State all win. Only CMU fell short of making it a clean sweep.
Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention that in my last post. I HATE it when the Lions go conservative on offense. They're NOT built for smashmouth football. The O-line and RBs just aren't big and strong enough for it. The "jumbo" package should be thrown out completely. I HATE it. It's so horribly predictable and unproductive. The Lions had their biggest success running the ball from 2, 3 and 4 WR sets with a lot of misdirection (fake reverses, delays and in passing formations).
I didn't even know of the pick6. Surprised they didn't let down.
Didn't see the game except for the channel which shows continuous highlights. Thought they looked very strong. Kinda let up in the end, as Tampa came back. Stafford played very well....
Our boys made some mistakes, couldn't catch a break, but still managed to win on the road. That's a good sign. Stafford was masterful. His stats, while impressive, don't really tell the story of how good he was. He has complete control of the offense. He's fearless. Best Lions QB that I've seen in my life. Stafford should own every single Lions' season QB record by the end of the year. What's the over/under on TD receptions by CJ this year? I have it at 16. This Lions D is PHYSICAL. D-Line handled the Bucs' O-Line. Linebackers were authoritative all day. Safeties are solid, and the corners can really press, and play that short zone. KC is in trouble next week.
Speaking of Megatron, I was reading somewhere that he's now #2 on the Lions' all-time TDs list by a WR. That's crazy!
I'm proud to say that I think this former Michigan State alumni is #1 on that list. Too bad his illustrious career was interrupted.
Close. Rogers is only 58 TDs behind the leader and 31 behind Megatron.
My guess is Barry Sanders. Edit: I just peeked - wrongo bongo.
I knew the guy. I knew approximately when he played. I knew his quarterback. I could even picture his face. But I had to cheat and peek because I forgot his name.
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