Lions Preseason 2007

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    Oh never mind. That joke is getting old.
     
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    The game was blacked out in the Detroit area, wise guy. They broadcasted the replay late Thursday night and again on Sunday.

    My kid wanted to buy an Ohio State shirt the other day and I wouldn't let him. I said I would even let him buy a Michigan shirt before he bought a Buckeyes shirt... :pound:
     
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    Yeah, when my boys were at the impressionable age, my mother-in-law trying to be funny bought one of them one of those Michigan cushy seats. That cushy seat mysteriously disappeared very soon after that and was never ever seen in my house again.
     
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    Does anyone know if Charles Rogers is in camp anywhere?
     
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    Charles Rogers is out of football and apparently has no desire to return. I don't have a specific link but I've read that on both detnews and mlive recently.
     
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    Right now, he is sitting on Spreewell's couch, staring at a lava lamp and giggling.
     
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    No delay today, kickoff in about 15 mins, starters are supposed to play quite a bit against the lowly Browns, but several starters won't play at all.

    Martz claims the Lions will run the ball a lot.

    Let's see.
     
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    Before we really get excited, Let's win the division first. My prediction for the division this season is Green Bay. I made the call 6 weeks ago. Check out their stats so far this preseason...........:gun1:
     
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    I see the Packers at about 6-10 this year. The Bears will win the Black-&-Blue division and the other 3 teams will be a tad worse than mediocre.
     
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    Can anyone explain how Calvin Johnson avoided a single reception with Roy Williams and Mike Furrey both out of the game?
     
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    The Mike Martz mind game includes letting rookies know just how much they're needed. I'm sure Martz had a lot to do with seeing others perform.
     
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    Did any Lions player actually play in game 2 vs the Browns? :confused:

    According to AP, ESPN and the LA Times, only Brady Quinn played in this game and threw two touchdowns. The final score was posted, but no one else got credit for any of the other TDs/points on either side :noidea:
     
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    Hate to say it, but it's all in a name. Names like Brett, Brady, Joe, Warren, Troy...........now those are QB names and they get the press. Names like Joey, Rodney, John and Eric........they can forget any coverage.........
     
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    Quinn looked good, but the Lions secondary stinks, especially their 3rd-string secondary playing prevent defense in the 4th quarter of a preseason blowout. The Lions actually looked decent with the starters in the game. The Browns are going to be very, very, very bad this year.
     
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    The Lions running game and offensive line play is pretty shady too.

    It's going to be a long climb to respectability. Beating Cleveland isn't much of a benchmark as Bill mentioned.
     
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    We can only play the teams that we're scheduled and I'd rather take a W against a crappy team than a L.

    While I do agree that it isn't a huge deal, it's a start. The Lions are known for losing to teams that they should beat, beating themselves, and finding new ways to lose. At least they've gotten the job done the past two weeks in those regards.

    They still have a long way to go towards respectability, but at least it appears that they're finally heading in the right direction.
     
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    I just got a chance to watch the Lions' second pre-season game.

    The good
    - Kitna looks very good in this offense. He looks comfortable and confident

    - Shaun McDonald looks like Mike Furrey x2. Former Ram WR from the Martz era, runs great routes, good speed, great hands, tough, and he just plays the game.

    - Troy Walters has looked awesome the past 2 games. It'll be hard to keep him off the team. Bye Bye Eddie Drummond.

    - T.J. Duckett is a load. He runs THROUGH people. If he can hold onto the ball, he'll be a great short yardage, goal line and change of pace back for us. He has good speed for a big man as well.

    - The O-line is much better when they're moving rather than on drop back or straight run blocking.


    The bad
    - if you're a betting man, take the over on every game this year. While our offense should be able to put some points on the board, our D can't stop anyone. Seriously. They're soft, they can't tackle and they give more cushion than Lay-Z-Boy.

    - Both sides of our line. I'll give the D a bit of a break since Rogers and White aren't in there, but the guys that are out there need to get SOME pressure on the QB.

    - Our red zone offense still needs work. We've been settling for field goals when we should be getting TDs.
     
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    Reality sets in...
     

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