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About Jason_R

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  1. Yes, Golladay made plays today, not just easy catches. Good for him. OL did not look like a dumpster fire. But I’m not sure there are any positive signs to take from the running game. And if Kerry Hyder misses any significant amount of time, as looks possible, then uh oh.
  2. If you can get the defensive line from the 1985 Chicago Bears (in their 1985 form) for Stafford, you do it. Otherwise you pay him. Anyway, the article about the sides being far apart is obviously a plant from Stafford’s agent. No reason to hyperventilate about it.
  3. To move the conversation back on the field... I heard a Rams beat writer being interviewed on NFL Radio last week. He quoted a few Rams offensive linemen expressing frustration with players not understanding their assignments. I hope that means there is room for Robinson to improve under better coaching. And not that Robinson is uncoachable.
  4. I don't have a problem with Calvin being honest about his frustrations. I also wouldn't have a problem with him if he was agitating for a chance to come back with another team than the Lions. I don't think he is doing this, and it would disappoint me as a fan, but I don't begrudge any person the opportunity to achieve their personal goals and happiness. That said, I think he's decided to become vocal several years too late. As a fan, I would love for him to have become more vocal as a player.
  5. He may end up just being terrible... but pretty much everybody looked terrible on the Rams offense under Jeff Fisher. In any event, the most important thing for me is that Quinn is so aggressive in filling these voids.
  6. Good. For the first time in my life as a Lions fan, I see our coaching staff as a strength rather than a weakness. Someone posted PFF's evaluation of the Lions roster, which had it near the bottom of the league - which I can believe. Assuming this is true, it has required superior coaching (and a legitimate franchise QB, and luck) to turn that inferior talent into a playoff team. Maybe Greg Robinson and some of these other cast offs are done, but it would not surprise me at all if some of them turn into highly valuable contributors.
  7. Interesting post. I understand why they wouldn't release their raw data and give up their trade secrets, but you are right that it makes their system harder to evaluate. I would guess that their methods change from season to season as well, and that comparing across seasons would be problematic. The really telling finding is if their grades are not a predictor of win/loss %. It's true, as others have pointed out, that sample sizes are small (especially compared to baseball) and outcomes often close. But if their grading system is anything more than a way to create new content to sell hungry fans and paranoid execs, they ought to at least be able to explain past outcomes.
  8. He wasn't good at wooing Ryan Suter.
  9. Good article. Thanks for posting. The article talks about Ken Holland being a good salesman, in terms of encouraging free agents to sign. I don't see that. But, more broadly, the death of Mr. I removed for the Wings and Tigers the attraction to a potential FA of a passionate owner who wants to win at all costs. Mike Ilitch was the salesman, if there was one.
  10. A couple of good articles about Greg Robinson. 1. https://theringer.com/greg-robinson-los-angeles-rams-detroit-lions-offensive-line-busts-dc63ea1482f6: 2. https://www.sbnation.com/2017/6/16/15815752/detroit-lions-greg-robinson-trade-draft-bust-win-now-mode: By Geoff Schwartz, who knows a thing or two about OL play.
  11. Robinson is at least doing and saying the right things. http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2017/06/greg_robinson_i_plan_to_make_m.html#incart_river_mobile_home_pop
  12. Bob Quinn is a stud. I can't imagine Martin Mayhew in a million years being this aggressive. These moves may not pan out, but probably the worst case scenario is that Kouandjio shows up to the huddle on opening day without wearing any pants. Just joking. What I meant to say is that (barring injury), the worst case is that Kouandjio comes in and does a workmanlike job of filling in for Decker. (FWIW, PFF has Kouandjio with a respectable rating, and credits him with allowing just one sack in 207 drop backs in 2016. https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-lions-add-greg-robinson-and-cyrus-kouandjio/) Best case is that Greg Robinson gets the coaching he needs to unleash his massive physical talent. It's possible that he's a JaMarcus Russell type, where he got paid and checked out. It's also possible that the offensive ineptitude of the Rams and their coaching staff has manifest itself, in part, in Robinson's disappointing performance. In any event, a Lions fan cannot be too excited about Quinn's aggressiveness in addressing the OL.
  13. Just watch. Now Don Muhlbach is going to report to camp late and thirty pounds overweight. And half of the time, he'll just roll the ball back to the holder, instead of snapping it.
  14. They start the season playing teams ranked 1, 14, 16, 5, and 2 for sacks last year (in that order). Without Decker, a 2-3 start would be fortunate.
  15. It's early, and against weak competition, but... http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2017/05/ota_observations_rookie_wr_ken.html