Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by TheeTFD, May 15, 2011.
2nd stringers came in for the 3rd possession. That didn't last long.
-60yds in penalty ?
That's got to stop.
Only 31. Guess he loses his job. Pity.
Welcome to the NFL, Andy Dalton.
Ndamukong Suh welcomes Andy Dalton to the NFL - YouTube
Good link all around Moog.
NFL Nation blog visits the Lions training camp.
Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
from lions Report:
In the wake of Friday's strong performance by the Lions' starting offense, a metaphorical microscope has been pulled out to take a very close look at Detroit's 70 total rushing yards.
Starter Jahvid Best finished with four carries for 12 yards while Aaron Brown and Ian Johnson each finished with 21.
"It doesn’t concern me," said quarterback Matthew Stafford following Monday's practice. "It’s our first (preseason game). They were giving us a lot of hard boxes, which is why we were so successful throwing the ball, too."
Preseason performances always have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Much of the time, the match-up on any given play is equivalent to trying to fit a square peg in a round hole - they don't fit. Teams will often put together a script to make sure certain situations come up in the game, which can often create mismatches.
"We were throwing the ball (against) a lot of one-on-one coverage," said Stafford. "If they’re going to put seven or eight in the box then we should be able to do what we did in the air. If they want to back up a little bit like they did on the first play of the game, we got a 7-yard gain. So it’s give and take. They were going to play single-high against us so we we’re going to throw the ball."
That doesn't mean preseason performances carry no value; it's just a matter of knowing what to look for, such as winning one-on-one match-ups, strong technique and fast execution.
“Each game is going to be a little bit different focus and things like that," said Head Coach Jim Schwartz. "We’re certainly not in any kind of red alert when it comes to the run game."
What's with the Lions and their infatuation with all of the Boise State players over the last couple of years?
Ian Johnson-Running back
Titus Young-Wide Receiver
Gerald Alexander DB
Doesn't Detroit know BSU plays a Jr. College schedule? They play ONE tough team per year. (Next year it is MSU).
It's enough to make me root against them.
OK, the Eagles DID have Quinton Mikkel who was a really good safety, but he was the exception.
Lions are looking for guys with experience on that blue turf. Ford Field is going to switch to blue next year.
Get a Hawaiian Blue color so your uniforms can get disguised and your opponents can't see through the camouflage to know where you are. It works for Boise State.
Actually, as much as I dislike BSU, I don't have a problem with the blue turf.
The Lions should go for a different BLUE...
If you're looking for improvement THAT might work out for them. Unless, of course, they have Appalachian State on their schedule this season...
That's a pretty cool picture, Nemo.
Looks like the same size crowd as a Pistons home game....
Is that bluegrass?
Nah...We allow the farmers at MSU to formulate a care plan for our artificial turf.
Boise has been snatching some big boys down. Almost to the point of BCS consideration.
You're right. They really are a very good and disciplined team. But the argument is that they only need to get up for one game a year and they don't take the pounding week after week after week.
If they played in the Big Ten, granted they could draft different players, but with the players and team they do have, they wouldn't last two months. Sparty and Wolverines take a licking and keep on ticking.
They would go undefeated in the WAC too. That being said, BSU just may beat MSU. But again, MSU won't be thinking about BSU all summer. Like most teams, in 2012 MSU will say they take them seriously, but won't realize until it is too late that they can't play half a game and beat these scrappy guys. Yes, that's on MSU, but put them in our conference and things would change. But they do have a good program and coach Peterson is a wily dude.
U of M and MSU probably should go in the college football thread and not here.
Sure in a tougher conf. they wouldn't be undefeated year in year out. I know they got caught last year by UNR. But it's regimes like Peterson's that can rise school funds by the millions. Personally I think they're getting in over their heads but there's no turning back now.
It ticked me off this year. Do you know that BSU was scheduled to play TCU on the road, but because TCU is leaving the Mountain West next year and Boise entered the Mountain West this year they switched it!!! So the Mountain West wants to make sure BSU looks good. Even match but BSU now has the advantage (they haven't lost at home in several years).
So now BSU plays their toughest rival at home instead of in Texas, and BSU plays sorry San Diego on the road instead of home (seriously it will be a 40 point spread).
Punk move. Punk school. Punk conference.
TCU officially loses home game to Boise State | CollegeFootballTalk
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