Here are the titles of the last three days contributions from Lions insider Tom 'Killer' Kowalski on [url]http://www.mlive.com/lions/
On Moday: "Marinelli:Defense had many Loafs
"A loaf is any change of speed, not getting off the ground, not finishing aggressively to the pile. If a ball is thrown, not turning and moving toward the ball. Any chance of speed at all, we call that a loaf."-Rod
Sounds much like many of the Lions have given up on Rod and the season, doesn't it? And let's remember the context. The Lions were playing a team that had a worse record in a game that meant everything to their season. And, not to offend Mark Spinler, came out flat. Clear indicator of many, many players selling on Marinelli.
Tuesday: "Williams, Jones likely to leave
"At one time, Williams embraced the teaching of coordinator Mike Martz and even endured his sometimes abrasive coaching style, but that situation has changed. Williams has offered thinly veiled criticisms recently of Detroit's offensive game plan and his role in it...Still, the overriding factor for Williams is that he simply wants to go home - or get closer to it.", "The situation with Jones is a little different because his entire motivation for leaving is centered on his diminished role in the offense. Jones has become a non-factor with the Lions; he's carried the ball more than 20 times just once all season - his only 100-yard game", "Williams and Jones aren't likely to admit it publicly, but neither one of them believes their long-term future will be in Detroit."-Killer.
I think this indicates that Martz is all but gone. If Marinelli is any head coach at all, and he isn't, he would issue Martz an ultimatum. Run the ball more or you are fired. No matter, Roy is probably gone becuase we can't afford to pay Calvin and him when we have so much cash tied up in Kalimba, Redding and probably will reward Big Fatty with a fat deal, because afterall what would we have done without his contribution in those two games this season?
Today: "Few Lions meet Marinelli's Standards"
Basicly Killer goes on about how Marinelli saying that he lacks the players to make the changes he would normally do is a slam on the pathetic job that Millen has done. But what I see is the guy (Marinelli) who points to himself and says "It's on me" is really saying "I don't coach that stuff"-Bobby Ross. Rod sounds like he is blaming the players. While he is right, I clearly recall him spouting off about how he can "coach 'em up" and the Tampa Twostep doesn't need good CBs. Or LBs if the draft is any indicator. Remember Stanton instead of a solid LBer-David Harris, or CB Eric Wright (who Cleveland took the chance on and are so smart they might make the playoffs). Sounds like more of the same as the Lions continue to implode. How do you think the players will react to their coach saying that they aren't good enough?
Will they fight like Lions, or shrink like Detroit Lions?
The Sky is falling lads.