Dan Lambskin wrote:
moochman wrote:same as it ever was.
i dont think i can fairly evaluate the O since we have Taxi Squad WR in there, but the D and ST are looking
look for us to shatter Tampa Bay's consecutive loss streak
Wow, thanks for stealing my thunder.
I agree with you that the O, in particular the passing game cannot be evalutated due to the absolute incompetence of the receiver corps. Though there is no way that I can say Stafford played like anything other than an unprepared rookie QB.
I would like to say to those who want to panic about the D and Special teams play, that there will be games like these this season, perhaps many games. Millen and Marinelli left this team in shambles. They didn't luck into 0-16, they earned it.
What I find the most alarming is that Mayhew is already showing signs that he is no better than his mentor, DoorMatt. Here is my case, based on a very small sample.
Mike Furrey and McDonald were not resigned, instead we got Bryant Johnson and Dennis Northcutt. Now if those two do what they have done so far in this league we have replaced Furrey and McDonald with lesser WRs. Not unlike Millen getting rid of Johnny Morton and replacing him with Schroeder. Mayhew is in lock step with his teacher, so far. The WR he drafted in the third, looks like a bust. Another Millen trait. Williams shows no speed, route-running, or hands. Not good, Maverick. The rest of the WRs that Mayhew has brought into camp are a bunch of nobodies and the ultimate in never-wases: retread Lions players. Again, Mayhew showing me no talent evaluation skills.
Jump to the draft. I like Stafford, but there really was no other pick to make at #1. Pettigrew was a luxury pick, and since he is injured, how do we know that he won't be a total waste? I don't think he will be, but we had more pressing needs on D to spend a pick on a TE. Not addressing needs, Matt Millen, anyone?
Delmas---showing nothing so far. There were a lot of plays to be made out there Saturday, but Delmas made not a one.
Levy--did he even play? Dizon, pt duex?
Sammy Lee Hill---Contact missing persons, I think we've found Cory Reddings long lost twin,
Murtha--Didn't see the oft injured college player yesterday because he was.., well, injured. A classic Millen movement.
So we have a GM who doesn't seem to ID talent, drafts without a reasonable blueprint, and then drafts bad players.
So if you want reason to be concerned, there it is. Matt Millen to Martin Mayhew seems to be a seemless thransition. That should scare the crap out of Lions fans everywhere.
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was