Discussion in 'Lions and Football' started by roscoe36, Oct 25, 2007.
I'm going to hedge my happiness and pick the Bears in my survival pool.
Last year's Super Bowl representative. Can we beat them twice this season. Probably not. I don't think they've fallen that far yet. Look for a 14 point Bear victory margin........
Not so fast there youngin. CJ back with KJ running the rock? More balanced offense should produce more points over the whole game.
That said, I had this pegged as a loss.
Your positive attitude is respected by me. So is your intelligence. I still WANT the Lions to win......but.
Nemo, you pick the Lions to lose EVERY week. So far you're 2-4.
Yea, I know. I used to be good at predicting Lions losses. They never were opportunistic before. They would just roll over and play dead.
This week, If the Lions win. They should pour the gatoraid on Marenilli for the 2nd week in a row. And Millen should have to dry him off.
Lick it off?
Griese has been putting solid #s but their D is beatup.
Bears should be solid at home. If Lions win...well ESPN rating before last weeks win was 11 and now we are 9th best !!!
Mirrors break on the rough NFL road.
This is a tough one to call. It could go either way, but I think it's almost always safe to go against the Lions...especially for a road game that matters.
This is the week where the Lions look like a real NFL team. Not only will they defeat the Bears, the offense will look like the juggernaut that it`s really not.
Kevin Jones will rush over 100 yards and the defense will force three/four turnovers to remain one of the top (in forcing turnovers) teams in the league.
Stay tuned for the winning lottery numbers after the game!!!!!!!
The colour commentator for the game just said that Calvin Johnson may be the biggest and most athletic player to EVER play WR in the league. Wow, talk about a lofty statement. I don't know about all that, since he has only played 6 games in the league, but he's special for sure.
CJ just had another nice gain on an end around but came up a bit gimpy.
Lions are winning 10-0 near halftime.......I may have to start predicting WINS for these guys......
13-0 Lions at the half.
Roy Williams is an immense talent, but he makes a lot of mental mistakes. Two weeks in a row now he has failed to make the right move to get out of bounds after a catch with time running out.
Last week he didn't even attempt to get out of bounds, which the announcer picked up on right away. He made a catch near the sidelines and all he would have had to do was continue running in the direction of his momentum and would have easily got out of bounds to stop the clock. Instead, he turned it back inside to try to get an extra yard or two. In that instance, time (and saving a timeout) is more important than an extra yard.
Again just before the half today, approx 20 seconds left in the half, Roy catches a pass for a first down near the sideline. Instead of getting out of bounds, he makes a spin move back inside to try and fight for extra yards. The Lions were forced to call their final timeout and had to settle for a field goal.
NO! Don't do that. Keep predicting losses. It's working like a charm. LOL.
I'm not going to get too hopeful. MSU was up 17-3 at the half yesterday.
Damn, if the Lions win and go to 5-2...I dunno...I can handle them being losers I'm used to it...but success? Seriously, I really don't know what to think about this. But I'm jumping ahead...Still a half left to be the REAL Lions.
I don't think he's as dumb as he is a selfish bas*ard.
You're right, there's still a lot of time left. However, I'm feeling decent about our chances. Though I would have preferred a TD at the end of the 1st half instead of a field goal (lucky bounce for Hanson on that 52 yarder).
The Bears O doesn't really scare me, although Griese is at his best in the hurry up offense.
The Bears D is without several key players, but they still have enough play makers to turn this game around. They average more points than their offense, so this one is a long way from over.
I'd like to see the Lions feed the Bears a steady dose of KJ and TJ up the gut to eat some clock in the 2nd half.
I think it's more dumb than selfish. I mean, he hasn't complained since we drafted CJ, and he seems to have embraced it. Despite the fact that he knew his touches would go down quite a bit.
I don't think he's dumb either. I agree about him being a bit selfish. A great example is his "first down salute" in games when they are getting blown out.
He has a bit of an ego too. He reminds me of a tamer, less crazy version of Chad Johnson.
I think Calvin Johnson will end up being Roy v2.0.
He's bigger (6'3" vs 6'5"), faster (which Roy admitted to last week), smarter and more grounded than Roy.
Excellent point. I don't think that he's totally selfish, but I definitely think that he's a bit of a "me" player (which, IMO, most of the elite WRs are).
I think that it's a combination of selfish and just mental lapses. Not dumb, just "brain farts" once or twice a game.
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