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EchO last won the day on September 11 2016

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  1. Panthers @ Lions on FOX 1pm eastern

    I’m at the game, can someone explain what happened with those penalties? Everyone here is confused.
  2. MNF Lions @ Giants 8:30pm on ESPN

    Same way the Colts fired him a year removed from a 10 win season and two years removed from a Super Bowl appearance? I only think it matters if he gets a win, I don't think three wild card appearances keeps your job on an up and coming team. But I think you would definitely have an argument.
  3. MNF Lions @ Giants 8:30pm on ESPN

    Awesome return, nice draft pick. So far it looks like Quinn might know what he's doing. Nice to see the team playing well.
  4. Sept 10, Cardinals @ Lions, 1pm est, Fox

    Wow, that first half was terrible on the offensive side of the ball. The stadium was super hyper with the two Kenny G touchdowns. Nice that the Lions won and had some guys like Kenny G step up. Running game was a disaster, how is it that one team can be so bad at running the ball for so long? It's like the Tigers and their bullpen...crazy. Good game, the updates to the stadium are nice. Slows-To-Go (the new kiosk and offerings) was not good (chicken nachos were fine, the pulled pork nachos were EXTREMELY salty). Overall had a blast and nice to finally see a team that is getting rid of the dead weight and putting the right people in positions of power to lead the team in the right direction. Final thoughts, glad we won, glad some of the rookies played well enough for their first game. Run game still looks terrible, ST is terrible again, and I don't think this is a well coached or disciplined team still. Defense is getting results, not a huge fan of the offensive play calling and if it weren't for Stafford/Kenny G making some plays the offense was bad. But at least there is hope for the first time in nearly 20 years.
  5. Sept 10, Cardinals @ Lions, 1pm est, Fox

    Haven't been around much, will be at the game. I definitely think the team is headed in the right direction, just not quite there yet. Just think how far along this team could have been if we had just fired the useless Mayhew (and Caldwell for that matter) sooner.** Lions lose today (in a close game), go 8-8 miss the wild card and fire Caldwell after the season. Paving the way for us to win a playoff game next season. Have a great football Sunday folks, I'll try to stop by every now to throw in my two cents that I'm sure everyone misses around here. **Figured since I haven't posted in months I needed at least one obligatory statement bashing Mayhew or otherwise being critical of the Lions.**
  6. I wonder how many years we will continue to have the EXACT same Ebron discussion? He is what he is at this point and there is very little in the first three years to suggest anything is going to change. He makes the very occasional spectacular catch. He drops passes/doesn't use his size/can't break away from defenders way too often for him to be considered an "elite" or even top 10 TE in the league. He has maturity/diva issues where, as shown above, he simply quits on plays. He can't and more than likely never will be able to block at even a "replacement" level to borrow baseball terms. In total, as previously mentioned by others, he is worth keeping around but is also a huge bust at the #10 pick. As is, he would have been a valuable find in the fifth or sixth round and a decent return if drafted in the late third. I know I haven't been posting at all in the last few months (largely due to a new job and some renovations I have going on) but to sum up my thoughts on the Lions season in one word is: disappointing. There were two scenarios that I would have enjoyed: 1) The Lions finish 6-10 and fire Caldwell and could officially start the Quinn era free of past mistakes. 2) The Lions win the division/playoff game(s) and, because of such, keep Caldwell around (even though he is a poor coach) What ended up happening is, IMO, the worst case scenario...we did just well enough (or got just lucky enough) for Quinn to warrant keeping Caldwell (who Martha "loves") but still managed to accomplish absolutely nothing of note. The only real positive out of this season is Quinn made some decent moves (Decker, Glasgow, Killebrew, Boldin) and as such there is hope for a better future. One glaring negative from this season is realizing just how terrible Mayhew was...Tomlinson is a bust in year 2, Ebron is a bust, Carter a bust, Wright a bust, Diggs a bust, Van Noy a bust, etc...essentially outside of 2013 and 2009 we got next to no value out of Mayhew's drafts. The fact that up until the very end fans were defending him makes me feel sorry for the vast majority of Lions' fans as they are so blinded by their own fandom they can't see how bad their favorite team is.
  7. Lions Injury Report

    I don't deny he has the right to privacy in all facets of his life. I just think, like you mentioned in your last sentence, if he was itching to get back on the field and sport the Honolulu blue he would be coming out to the media and saying, "I'm starting to feel better...I'm definitely progressing and hope to be practicing in "x" amount of weeks and contributing to the success of this team." Instead whenever anyone asked him about it, he said talk to Caldwell who says look at the report. I think the strangest part is them adding a knee injury after he hadn't practiced in 5+ weeks...that is a really weird addition IMO.
  8. Lions Injury Report

    Not at all...the Lions NEED Levy. He plays an important position in the worst position group on a terrible defense...if there is any chance at all he comes back the Lions will likely take that chance. As was reported earlier in the season the team doctors had cleared Levy to play, it was his doctors the (allegedly) didn't. It's not like the Lions can force him to play if he feels he isn't ready and he could conceivably not be ready for the rest of the year. I just think if you look at the totality of the circumstances it looks like he, at the very least, has no desire to play before he and every doctor he can find says he is 100%. And maybe he was injured coming into week 1, the only thing that is odd is that he played the entire game, IIRC he was out there on the last few defensive snaps of the game. Then it came out he was injured after not having left the game or practiced, then he was out for a few weeks and it was reported that (allegedly) the team doctors said he was fine but his doctors said he wasn't 100% yet, then shortly after that they added a knee injury to the injury report (even though he hadn't practiced at all). It just all seems odd and by all accounts; if he WANTED to come back he would at least be out there saying SOMETHING...instead its all radio silence when it comes to his injury.
  9. Lions Injury Report

    I'm honestly shocked you are getting as much push back for this opinion which, IMO, makes total sense. The guy had a mysterious quad injury (was still playing late in the game he got hurt but then missed practice the next week) that somehow kept him out 3+ weeks (which is unique in that quad injuries typically don't sideline a player with a desire to play the game for that long) and then after having not practiced for 3+ weeks came down with a knee injury that no one is commenting on. The guy clearly just doesn't want to play and I also can't blame him, he is set for life assuming he invests wisely...why risk permanent injury when he can sail away into the sunset a multi-millionaire who still has some clout as a former All-Pro NFL player? If the guy still wanted to play he would at least be at the practice facility, just last week or so it was reported he hasn't even been at Allen Park since week one...
  10. Van Noy traded ?

    It's not even getting a 6th rounder, it's essentially moving up 15 or so draft positions. Patriots, as we all know, will be picking very late in the rounds (possibly even the last pick) and the Lions will most likely be somewhere in the 10-15 range...with some luck and continued success maybe even in the top 8. I'm not upset at the trade because Van Noy was terrible, but it's just crazy that we had to trade a second round pick to move up 15 or so spots late in the draft.
  11. Lions Injury Report

    Guess Ajayi got his head right and now is just dominating for Miami. Back to back 200+ yard games. If he can stay healthy and get out of his own way he could very well be the steal of the draft.
  12. Stafford is the only reason this team has won ANY games. Can't say anything other than he has been a huge difference maker.
  13. And drop city...even when he does get time these receivers just can't hold onto the ball.
  14. Lions got nearly every break that half. Crazy missed field goal, unforced fumble 3 yards away from the end zone, ball thrown directly at the Redskins DB and it bounces off his helmet and is caught by Tate... Hopefully they can play better in the second half and take advantage of the fact we are tied 3-3 instead of being down 13-3 (or worse if Stafford is picked off on that crazy play that hit the Redskins helmet).
  15. Thompson just pulled a Boldin and ran away from the first down marker.
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