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 Anyone have any interest in the Lions anymore? 
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Post Re: Anyone have any interest in the Lions anymore?
I am very much interested. Who wants to see a team mop up their division and lock it up early so we can be bored while waiting for the playoffs to start. And then wait an additional week for our playoff bye to get over. This is exciting. LOL.


December 10th, 2013, 1:59 pm
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I am very much interested. Who wants to see a team mop up their division and lock it up early so we can be bored while waiting for the playoffs to start. And then wait an additional week for our playoff bye to get over. This is exciting. LOL.


I'll take the locked up season every year until the day I die. This season isn't exciting because most of us are at the point we just assume they will blow the game and when you do see them win it's always just a big tease.


December 10th, 2013, 4:27 pm
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Pablo wrote:
First place in December, you bet I'm interested. Typically all I'm interested in December for the Lions is our draft position.

I have zero idea what our current draft position is, that is very unusual.

Frustrated - totally, interested - absolutely.

That said, I have a few huge advantages. One, given the Spartans season everything is coming up roses regardless. Two, I coach my boys soccer teams and that has been a blast as they are doing very well (I'm also starting to get World Cup fever, Go USA, Go England). I've learned not to put all my "sports" eggs in my Lions basket, they only ever tend to get cracked anyways.


I Agree and try but only care about 2 sports, Pro & College football. As a Lions and Wolverines fan, its been a rough 6+ years other than Hokes 1s Season. I can admit i did end up rooting for Sparty by the end of the season, and will continue to do so except when they play UM. OSU I love to hate and will always root against regardless of opponent. And I hate to admit it, but Little brother has grown up. UM will win some, and MSU will win some, but as long as Dantonio has that team running the way they have the last 5 years, they are a top B10 team. Congrats.

P.S. - If You (or anyone else) is an MSU Grad, do you have access to Rosebowl tickets you arent interested in purchasing for yourself? I am 90 Minutes from the Rosebowl and would love to go to another game since its been years since UM has been out here.


December 10th, 2013, 8:08 pm
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Personally I think anyone who thought we had even a glimmer of a chance at winning yesterday after seeing what the weather was like probably dipped into the holiday eggnog a lil too early. Yes, Philly played in the same weather that we did yesterday...but they have also practiced in it before, have the Lions??? noooot really.


Before the game. I thought we had a 40% chance and predicted a close game. At 20-6 with 2 ST TD (a Historical day for Ross) I would say we had a 75%+ chance hence the frustration. Giving up almost 200yds rushing and 28pts in the 4th quarter without doing poop on offense is plain embarrassing, especially when you had the lead.

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We need to draft better, but every year, there are head scratchers. Taking chances on Pettigrew, Leshoure and Best hurt us. Sam Martin?We didn't address the O-line, LB and Secondary the way we should have.


Best was a risk, and we paid the price. Leshoure was a good pick who had the worst possible injury a RB can have and never came back full strength (and now we have Bell who would start for many teams in the league IMO). Martin was a good pick despite a few mistakes this year. The Draft has been OK and the FA Pickups have been good. Our GM/Talent management isnt the problem, the coaching is.


December 10th, 2013, 8:20 pm
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Pettigrew is one of the best blocking TE's in the league. And yes, he's dropped a lot of balls, but he also gets a lot of targets. You're going to have a higher percentage. Would it have been better to go with a different position, sure, but it wasn't a "chance." He's been very productive.

Best was made the poster boy for the concussion problem in the league. Leshoure's achilles injury ruined any chances of getting out of him what he was supposed to bring. Two injuries that you can't predict before you draft.

Sam Martin solved the ST issue with one blow. Well worth the pick. Has he had a few bad kicks? of course, but show me a punter/KO specialist that hasn't.

We replaced 3 positions this year and have two rookies that have Stafford as one of the least sacked QB's and have opened up holes in the line Barry Sanders is wishing he had when he was here.

Tulloch was signed long-term, Levy is leading the league in interceptions, and Palmer rarely sees the field because of offenses making teams play nickel more. Palmer deserved a shot, and they couldn't draft everyone in one offseason.

Houston is having an injury plagued season, but you couldn't foresee that going into the season. Mathis has been solid on the other side and he's mentoring Slay, who will be good once he learns. Bentley is serviceable in the nickel, but he learned and played outside all season before going on IR, so it's almost another rookie year for him relearning inside. They still need to improve this unit. The safeties were the major problem last year and that's solidified with Delmas and Quinn.

Mayhew has done a good job putting a team that is capable of competing every week. The lack of the coaches getting it done has been the issue this year. Accountability, play-calling, and scheming has been the issues. The mentality of the players starts with the coaching staff and works its way down.


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