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  1. In a school district where school hasn't started yet, so school part has nothing to do with this, vaccinated or unvaccinated, sure.
  2. Stafford, McVay & Shannahan all in Cabo week Stafford was traded. Podcast transcript from the article: McVay: “What did you think when you saw that we traded for Stafford?” Shanahan: “You don’t want to get me started, dude. That was frustrating. I was actually, I was in Cabo. I was watching it all. I never studied Stafford that hard...” McVay: “Wait, so you were actually in Cabo when we were down in Cabo?” Peter Schrager: “The wrong hotel, Kyle.” McVay: “I was just glad he wasn’t staying at El Dorado.” Shanahan: “I remember looking through it, because everyone was telling me it was a possibility (the Detroit Lions would trade Stafford). Stafford’s the man. I studied him hard coming out of college, and you always played against him so you know how good he is. But to know he might be available and to spend two weeks really watching him, Sean, yeah, he’s better than I had realized. He was the man, and he’s actually underrated to me. “So I know how good of a guy you got. I know how good he is at play action. I know how smart he is. Not only does he got a big arm, but he’s got touch and he knows where to go with the ball. “I was trying to get involved in it. Someone who had knowledge on the situation—I remember us talking to (Stafford’s agent Tom) Condon, everyone just to find out when it was happening. I remember Saturday, I was so stressed out, and finally we talked to someone—it was like seven at night—and they’re like, ‘No, nothing’s happening. At the earliest, til tomorrow, so you can finish your night.’ “So I’m like, ‘Alright, I’m done.’ Put down my phone. Talk to (his wife) Mandy. I’m like, ‘Alright, let’s go out to dinner. Let’s have some drinks.’ A half-an-hour later, my buddy calls me, he’s like, ‘I’m just telling you, if you want Stafford, you need to get a hold of him right now.’ “I’m like, ‘What do you mean? No, we just talked to people. I can sleep on this. We’ll talk to him tomorrow.’ “‘I’m just telling you, you need to talk to him right now.’ And I knew it was all over.” Mcvay: “If it makes you feel any better, it came together faster than I thought, too, Kyle.” Shanahan: “The fact that I was Cabo, man. I would have been there and made it really awkward between you two to enjoy it. You would have had to tell me to leave.”
  3. Second Post: BearlyThere 6h I’ll bite. I remember McVay being asked before the season how they would replace Cooks deep production and he said something to the effect of, ‘we have Josh Reynolds’. That didn’t pan out. Every fan had that question. McVay himself didn’t seem to see it or at least make changes until after the season was over. Now he has somewhat addressed it with Tutu (draft) and Jackson(FA). The other concern every fan had was with the OL. They have turned out better than fans feared after 2019, but still don’t seem to be a strength of a team. Just no longer a glaring weakness. Instead he moved Goff (QB), Kromer(OL coach), and Blythe (center) but left everyone else. The Lions OL looks MUCH better from what I have seen/read. More and more I feel like McVay doesn’t make decisions well under pressure. His play calling is suspect. He is frequently surprised and unable to recover against top defensive coaches like Flores. I feel like McVay does make a lot of good moves but they mostly seem to come off the field or when his plan is working. It’s like he has a famous grandfather helping him prepare but then he can’t adjust within the game. That said, he has a fantastic winning record so how can I argue with that.
  4. Not sure if this is allowed or not, I will delete if not but here is a post on the other board by a LA fan as I was typing my comments on McVey. There are two posts regarding McVey and the Rams offense which makes me think that while Goff has areas that need to be improved it may not be as difficult as we think. Cal 1h Yes, the deep speed was my major concern as a Rams fan. I kinda believed that Reynolds had a decent chance at replacing Cooks, but he was not good at all last year. Reynolds could only garner a contract like the heralded Charles Harris (I think that’s his name) signed this offseason with the Lions. McVay also had to play Malcolm Brown for 42% of the snaps because the Rams young backs were either injured or struggled to understand the offense. Brown is okay as a 3rd back, but he offered NO explosive plays. Goff has been nailed again and again for his qb rating under pressure, but a big part of that problem was that after Gurley and Cooks were hurt / left, the Rams didn’t have any explosive players to punish teams for blitzing. Goff desperately needed someone who could take a short, simple throw and turn it into a 20-40 yard gain. Stafford should do much better than Goff did in LA because Cam Akers is no longer a rookie and he is a talented guy even if he isn’t Todd Gurley. Plus, the Rams only off-season moves this year were to add speed with Jackson’s contract and over drafting Tutu in round 2. The Lions weapons aren’t great, but I do like the different options provided by Hockenson, Swift, Williams, and Perriman’s speed compared to what Goff had last year with Woods, Kupp, Reynolds, and Malcolm Brown. That group did not scare anyone and rarely made big plays. McVay seems desperate and has a little bit of Mike Martz in him. Martz won a lot of games with hall of fame guys like Pace, Faulk, Bruce, & Holt, but was such a nut job he couldn’t sustain success when those guys declined. McVay looks like a guy who desperately wants to win while he has Aaron Donald and is making some really foolish decisions to win now. I could totally see him walking away like Jon Gruden if he did get lucky enough to win the super bowl.
  5. I don't see them getting to 8 wins but I do see them getting better as the season progresses, I went with six wins on the poll seven wouldn't surprise. I think Goff and the offense will do well mainly based on the OL giving Goff time (clean pocket) and the way the team uses Swift/Williams in the offense. Granted this comes from my belief in Lynn being a good OC. I also think that McVey contributed to part of Goff's issues in LA (belief comes from LA fans that post on another longtime Lions board). WR are a big ?? to be sure but I think there is enough on offense as a group to be productive. Defense is the main issue for me LB are big problem followed by safeties. I think the DL and CB will improve but it will take time.
  6. Prospectslive's top 500 prospects. Mock draft 4.0 Tigers taking: 3. Detroit Tigers Marcelo Mayer, shortstop, Eastlake The second of the “Big Two” prep shortstops in the 2021 class, Marcelo Mayer brings a different skillset to the dish than Lawlar, but represents a tantalizing antithesis to that of his counterpart. At 6-foot-3, Mayer has a longer frame with long levers that he uses profitably across his profile. At the plate, it’s a cut built for the modern game. There’s organic loft in Mayer’s swing with an all-fields approach. In fact, the Chula Vista product was a bit opposite-field-heavy in early 2020 but rebuilt his offensive game to include big pull-side pop. Some now project a plus hitter with plus power, a profile that can be awfully tough to find at shortstop. Mayer is still growing with a body begging for more muscle and mass. Once in a pro system and after adding 10-15 pounds of muscle and explosion, the offensive package could be truly substantial. On the dirt, most believe Mayer will stick at shortstop, though added weight does open the door for a move to third base. He has buttery hands and makes all the routine plays look like a breeze. One of the quieter defenders moving to his right in recent memory. Mayer’s long body glides about the dirt with fluidity. He may never be a standout plus defender, but he’s sure to bring peace of mind to the position for his future fanbase. The Tigers have been linked to Kumar Rocker as well, but keep an eye on Jackson Jobe here...
  7. https://twitter.com/AnnieAgar/status/1399076090203848708?s=20
  8. https://twitter.com/moritz_weasley/status/1367978279865643008?s=20
  9. I think you may be seeing the influence of the analytics and other changes playing bigger roles for the first time. Tigers slowly catching up andthis may be the first draft that it really became apparent. My glass half full outlook.
  10. If I had to choose between Collins or People-Jones to stay or go I would want Collins to stay.
  11. Rumor that Terrance Williams may commit to UM tonight, 6'6" can play the 3 or 4.
  12. Patterson looking good after a rough start although the first pass to Collins was right on the money.
  13. Yes and yes, then add in PSU re-emergence and the Nassar impact and MSU is back to being MSU pre RR/Hoke & Sandusky/PSU issue.
  14. Hunter Dickinson. 7'2" center, announcing his choice today. Speculation has UM in the lead spot for this top 50 recruit.
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