Thoughts after 1st quarter Saints, LIons
- Without Calvin Johnson, the Lions must do the basic things well offensively today. One is they must run the ball better. Yes, they have been able to run the clock out late in some games this year, but their rushing attack has been among the bottom quarter of all NFL teams. It's been disappointing so far today. Also, they can't, obviously, turn the ball. That's been disappointing so far today, too. The defense isn't going to hold the Saints' offense with a short field. And they can't take foolish penalties, like the one on Glover Quin at the end of the quarter.
My column. The only thing Michigan has going for it against MSU is desperation: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20141018/pat-caputo-desperation-only-will-be-on-the-side-of-michigan-at-msu
My column. The Tigers won't get better unless Dave Dombrowski does: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20141015/pat-caputo-detroit-tigers-wont-get-better-unless-general-manager-dave-dombrowski-does