Sunday, December 09, 2012

Thoughts halftime Lions, Packers

- The Lions can't win this game if they turn the ball over. It's the way it is. It doesn't matter if they are up at halftime. It might prove to be a half in which they wasted the opportunity to get a bigger lead, and could be costly at the end of the game. Quarterback Matthew Stafford must do a better job of taking care of the ball. Period. There was excuse for the fumble the Packers turned into a touchdown.
- The middle of the Packers defensive line is mediocre at best. Their offense line is injury-depleted and vulnerable. The Lions should not be overwhelmed in this game. They are certainly capable of winning it, but they continue to shoot themselves in the collective foot. It's been their problem inexplicably all season.
- The excessive celebration for touchdowns in the NFL is a joke. Common on. What Tony Scheffler did for a celebration was mild. A fact a teammate joined in was spontaneous. In the meantime, the officials turn their backs to obvious calls that actually having a bearing on the game.
- The more I see of Joique Bell, the more I'm convinced he is a solid every down NFL running back.
- Packers' linebacker Frank Zombo undoubtedly will be reminded, upon his returns to the Eastside, how he was knocked off his feet on a block by Stafford. It will be in jest. He has done Sterling Heights Stevenson High School and Central Michigan University proud.
- Nerw Lions wide receiver Kris Durham didn't have impressive statistics when he played with Stafford at Georgia, and was a long shot to be even be drafted, but he was taken in the fourth round by Seattle in 2011 mostly because of a pro day in which surprised scouts by running a 4.4 40-yard dash and having a 36-inch vertical jump. He is 6-foo-6 tall, too, and the athleticism is there, which was apparent on his diving catch in the first quarter. He could be a bit of a sleeper, but only if he runs the right routes. He left his quarterback hanging out to dry on the interception.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So jumping into the crowd is not excessive celebration? your work, Book...

9:52 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lions LBs gotta get it together if they want to keep this lead. Lions have to eat up the clock and keep GB offense off the field.

9:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lions need a new d cordinator they cant stop anything

12:01 AM 

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