moochman wrote:dream_017 wrote:moochman wrote:I could stand losing the game, but the way the Lions are playing up to halftime shows a scarey resemblence to Lions of old. Coming off a bye week and playing dumb. Personal fouls, not playing through a fumble, kicking to Hester, and Stafford looking as confused as he has ever been. Looks like Schwartz simply didn't get his team prepared to play a game. Sucks Sucks Sucks. I want him to be a better coach, but this looks ametuerish out there. I fully expect them to open the second half with a delay of game penalty. I cannot tell you how mad and disappointed I am.
I too. I blame a lot of it on Schwartz. The whole game was a disaster from the opening fumble by CJ. I will cut a bit of slack as the new bye week rules limit football related activities and things that can be done during the bye week. It has not been mentioned a lot If you look the teams coming off a bye playing a MNF opponent are 0-6 - my guess is that the new rules have something to do with that
New rules, old rules, no difference. I've seen this Lions team before, led out by coach NimRod, Mooch, and now Schwartz. Lions led to slaughter by incompetent coaching. From not being prepared, to not altering game plan during game, to not being awake enough to realize that Chinadoll with a broken nail is a much worse option at QB than Hill, to a lack of understanding why teams don't punt to Hester.
Also troublesome was watching the Lions D exposed. It looked like our secondary is finally showing the cracks. Hope this was hidden by the embarrassing brawling that took place out there by two teams that seem to be building a genuine hatred for eachother. that may be the only good thing to come of this game.
A defense that gave up 1 TD and faced many short fields? If anything the defense kept them in the game up to the 2 INTs to open the second half. For right now I am going to chaulk it up to 1 bad game. Sure, expectations change, and I expect them to beat Carolina this week - if that happens we have a 7-3 team heading into Turkey Day - being in the playoff discussion that will start taking place. Having 3 losses to: a division rival on the road, a division leader(with only 1 loss) and a solid team that has made the playoffs the last few years and will contend again this year. I will take that every year at this point in the season. With that said if they go and lay an egg at home against the Panthers all bets are off and this team can be put under the microscope and torn to shreds for what might become a huge collapse. I don't think anyone expected a sure playoff spot this year. I wanted them in the discussion at Turkey Day and it is looking like that will happen, I also wanted/expected them to just be on the outside(based on their schedule) or just make the playoffs(with some breaks). I think we are going to see that and it will meet my expectations. Next year is when I expect them to make the playoffs and contend for the division or it is a disappointment. This team still has some growing to do, but they have turned around many of the bad records and started some good things for this franchise - it is too bad that Turkey day may end up like some of the last few just because we will be playing an undefeated team/defending Super Bowl champs. The schedule did not give us many breaks but for the most part I like sitting where we are(assuming a win this week)