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  1. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2019/09/29/detroit-lions-lose-quandre-diggs-injury-t-j-hockenson-exits/3813671002/ "Lions coach Matt Patricia said he got a chance to catch up with Hockenson after the game, acknowledging the injury didn't require further evaluation at a local medical facility. " This would seem to indicate that he did not have a concussion?
  2. I think you're right on all accounts.
  3. I agree on this. You play until you KNOW the play is dead. That was huge mental mistake by Kerryon and the whole team.
  4. I agree. And I think yesterday this would very much with the idea of containing Mahomes. I think they were very more interested in making sure he didn't break off big runs on broken plays than they were about sacking him... and for the most part it worked.
  5. When I said PI is PI that was directly in response to your comment that PI outside of the EZ on a Hail Mary should be flagged. For the record, I don't think the NFL's "unwritten rule" is good, but if that's the way it's done and done consistently, then that's what it is. But that is not what I was arguing with you about. I was responding specifically to your comments that PI on a Hail Mary thrown outside of the EZ should never be flagged.
  6. If you argued this, then I would grudgingly agree... (though I would argue that the NFL's acceptance that PI in a Hail Mary is different is kinda dumb.) However, this isn't what you argued. You said: You are saying that if the ball makes it to the EZ than PI rules should be enforced -- perhaps more loosely than in non-Hail Mary situations, but should be enforced to some level. But if the ball doesn't make the EZ in a Hail Mary than no PI should be called: "...they should never throw a flag in that situation." That's what I don't agree with. The NFL is saying: "We allow more contact in a Hail Mary situation vs. non Hail Mary situations." But you're saying: "In a Hail Mary where the ball makes the EZ we call PI one way, but if the ball doesn't make the EZ, we don't call PI at all."
  7. In the "Giving Credit where Credit is Due" Department: that was a sick play... well done on that one.
  8. What if a team needs 20 yards for a first down and the PI happens at 18 yards? Should the refs bail out a team on a long pass that falls short?
  9. If it's a legitimate penalty, yes, it should. Now, if it was ticky-tacky, then I'd probably side with you, but if it's legit (and all i've seen of it is that little grainy twitter vid so I don't know how egregious it was or wasn't), then it should be called. Yep, probably is he catches it, he's stopped short of the EZ, but ya don't know for sure. It's definitely possible to fall forward 2 yards.
  10. Why not? If it's PI, it's PI... regardless of where the ball is coming down. It not inconceivable that if he caught it at the two that he coud've wrestled his way to the EZ.
  11. No expert, but I think: a.) Has to be the officials. b.) It would be a spot foul... so where the PI happened, unless it's in the EZ, then it goes to 1-yard line.
  12. It seemed like the DL was only rushing 3 for much of the game though.
  13. Agreed. There were definitely some mistakes from the Lions, but they played hard, and hung tough with a team that most consider top 5. This is a moral victory... now before you say that are no moral victories in the NFL, I agree... but everyone agrees that the Lions wins (and tie) were less than convincing wins. How much the other team imploded and how much the Lions caused them to implode is worth debate, but I don't think anyone would consider the wins convincing. So it would be easy for people to look at them as just lucky. Now the Lions have hung with one of the best in the league... and frankly did it with a number of big key injuries themselves. Had the Lions been 2-1-1 while getting blown out by the Chiefs... it would have looked more towards the Lions just lucky in their wins. But now having watched them play this well, I'd say 2-1-1 is solid record and one they've earned.
  14. Lemme try something here... Let's say it's 3rd and 13 with the Lions having the ball... just 40 seconds left, not very many TOs... and a long field to go. Would you be happy if the opposing team gifted you a timeout in that situation? Give you the chance to think about how you wanted to attack that 3rd and 13... let you save one of your TOs for if you got down the field and needed it to set the FG team? I would have!
  15. I fully expect a win on Sunday. The Lions will be touted as "the real deal" for beating KC, and doing it skillfully. We will all start drinking the kool-aid. The Lions will get a week off to rest up, repair, and prepare for a national game Monday night in Green Bay ready to show the NFL world that they've arrived... and they will lay just a massive egg on the field and be utterly embarrassed. It's the most Lions thing to do.
  16. I suspect we've all had more than a few times where we overreacted to a Lions screw up... we're just lucky enough it wasn't caught on video.
  17. I suspect this is one of those things were you just can win... If you take the time out, stop the Eagles, you might get a little credit for doing. If you don't take the timeout and don't stop the Eagles on 3rd down, you might get a little credit for doing the smart thing. If you take the TO and the Eagles convert on 3rd down, you'll get lambasted for being in over your head: "Who takes a TO to help the opposing team? Clearly Patricia has no clue when to use TO. He has no business being a HC." If you don't take the TO and stop the Eagles, you get criticized for the mistake. "Patricia is just too conservative... he doesn't know how to win... he doesn't know how to put a team away." For the record, I do think that Patricia does get conservative too soon in a game. He does need to learn how to finish a game and put a team away. But I don't think not taking the TO in this game is evidence of that.
  18. Without necessarily agreeing with Sports Freak, a bad HC might still be a great DC or OC. I know it's not a perfect analogy, but... a player who would be considered a poor defense SS might be a superb defensive 1st baseman. To piggyback on SF's comment about putting players in a position to succeed, the same could be said about coaches. Now, having said that I don't know that I agree that the Eagles coaches are much better. I think it's easy as fans of any team to rip on your coaches because you see them all the time and you know the players well. You see all the little "mistakes" while missing the opposing coaches mistakes. It's too early for me to say if Patricia is a good HC or not. He's definitely made mistakes, but every coach does, especially rookie HCs.
  19. Thoughts, opinions, rants? I'm not high going in, but the Eagles have had a lot of injuries.
  20. https://www.thepowderblues.com/forum/forum/los-angeles-chargers-forum-nfl-forum-padres-forum/the-los-angeles-chargers-forum/828239-bolts-vs-lions-ugly-analysis-week-2 This is an interesting thread on the site. I've only read the first couple of pages, but what I find interesting is that the fans there are talking about the mistakes that the Chargers made with little credit given to the Lions for the good execution then did on those plays. For example: Now, I'm not trying to call out the author here because we, as Lions fans, do the same thing... and probably fans of any sports team the world over do the same thing. We all have a tendency to blame bad plays on our guys messing up without giving credit to the other team for doing well. Maybe Davis didn't stay clean to shed the blocker because our guys just did a better job this play? On the flip side of this, some times we might just need to tip the cap to the opposition when the Lions get beat on a play too. Obviously there are legit instances where the Lions obviously screwed up too, but sometimes it wasn't that the Lions didn't do their job well... just that the other team did it better.
  21. Week 20: Vikings: 7.3 Raiders: 6.8 Giants: 6.5 Cowboys: 6.3 49ers: 6.2 Chargers: 5.7 Ravens: 5.5 Bears: 5.3 Titans: 5.1 Colts: 4.9 Jags: 4.9 Seahawks: 4.5 Bills: 4.4 PAck: 4.4 Texans: 4.2 Rams: 3.8 Broncos 3.8 Pats: 3.6 Falcons 3.4 Lions: 3.3 Bucs: 3.2 Saints: 2.9 Dolphins: 2.8 Washington: 2.8 Eagles 2.3 Panthers: 2.1 Cards: 1.8 Chiefs: 1.4 Bengals 1.3 Steelers: 1.1 So, 3.3 is on the low side of average. Not as good I guess as I thought 3.3 is bad, but not terrible either. I mean, if you can get 10 yards on three carries, that's good enough to keep moving the sticks
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