Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thoughts after 1st quarter Lions, Cardinals

- The Lions offense looks flat, too say the least. Disappointing so far.
- Beyond trying to score points, the Lions should also be motivated not to punt today because it puts the ball in the hands of the Cardinals' biggest game-breaker, Patrick Peterson (yes, even beyond Larry Fitzgerald). The Lions contained Peterson well on the first three punts, but the odds will not be with them if they continue to punt to him throughout the game.
- D'Andre Levy continues to have a very good season, making an interception in the first quarter. Linebacker is not a problem for the Lions. All three of their starting linebackers have played well this season.
- Rookie Cardinals' QB Ryan Lindley got much hype as an NFL prospect before he played for San Diego State at Michigan early last year. Mel Kiper had him No. 1 among senior quarterbacks on his preseason list. But Lindley showed little that day vs. the Wolverines (Michigan State's Kirk Cousins, who is playing so well for the Redskins was No.2). Lindley has not been impressive with the Cardinals, either, although he has been pressed into service far earlier than could have been anticipated. Lindley ended up being just a 6th round selection after a somewhat disappointinging senior season.


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