"Who dat say they gonna beat dem saints?" or soemthing of the like
OT: Lions-Saints Playoff Game Open Thread
when did the lions hire gerg?
SOMEBODY MAKE AN EFFING PLAY.
I mean sheesh...coulda had the 4th down stopped, and that's about the third possible interception that was dropped. Probably the worst one too. I could have caught that, fergodsake.
everytime. Where is the damn pressure?
There's a reason people are complaining.
and a Facemask
I know I'm beating a dead horse here but holy god that was a hold up the middle
With this D-Line, either you're giving up endless sacks, or you're going to have to hold sometimes. You cannot possibly avoid it altogether. Especially when you're doing it like crazy.
If not for the BS holding call on Cherilus that stopped a drive, despite all the defensive ineptitude, Lions would be getting the ball back with a chance to take the lead, rather than just cut it to 3.
when guys have INTs in their hands (Berry), they need to make them. Players make plays, FERGODSAKES.
Fuck you frank and your got dam potatoes.
We make the INTs we should have and we're up 14. Instead, we're down 10. Fuck the refs and the Lions secondary.
refs are gona let the saints win. resistance is futile
never held accountable? ? Fuck this...Total FUCKING BULL SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blatant and obvious holds at the point of attack all game long. Nothing is called.
I'm sorry, but the Lions were not allowed to win this one.
Not true, lions would be winning if they could tackle and catch on d. Fact is 52 and especially 55 are horrible, they've killed this team.
Young falls down. Not his fault he's not CJ
fuxhdjsjjsjshs. sorry ...
and the Saint fans.
maybe next year one of our first 2 string running backs will actually be able to play and give us a running game
DENARD WTF???!!! wait....
Seriously: What the hell happened to Detroit's supposedly fearsome DL? They haven't stopped anyone in weeks.
They're being sat on by the Saints offensive linemen while the refs look the other way.
Well, the season was fun. Sucks to lose to the Saints given how mediocre they really are without the three extra helpers in black and white on the field. Get some DBs, hope LeShure works out, and watch out for next year.
Fuck the Lions. They're killing themselves when they do get the chance to take advantage of no bad calls.
makes me think of the Sugar Bowl when UM couldn't get off the field on 3rd down. Lots of time left though.
Now that I have conceded defeat some rationality has taken over. The saints were always going to put up big yards on us. They're too good not to. The defense just isn't making plays when they're given the opportunity. If you get handed two interceptions you can't drop them. Gotta make plays to win in the playoffs. How far is LSU's secondary expected to fall in the draft?
since Michigan in 2010.
Fuck you, Drew Brees.
HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHA KILLSHOT! way to go announcers
As soon as Brees pump faked I knew that was gonna be ugly
That's a Worst Waldo if I ever saw one.
enjoy the rest of the weekend guys.
lions will go undefeated next year and be prime super bowl contenders, blowing out everyone they play. and then the world's gonna end next december.
OK who put GERG in charge of the defense?
Talk about the refs on that particular disaster? Didn't think so.
Not the point
Oh shut up.
A blown coverage in the 4th quarter doesn't have anything to do with a terrible call in the 3rd quarter.
Because calls were blown. Was it THE reason the Lions lost? No. But you can't deny that two bad calls more than likely cost the Lions a TD, a stop on a drive that led to a TD, and a 4th down stop in Saint territory, among other calls. And those took place at a point in the game where the outcome was very much in doubt.
The Lions didn't tackle well enough to win. The secondary didn't play well enough to win. But that's not how it works. A team doesn't need to DESERVE a win in order to win. Michigan was outplayed in the Sugar Bowl, but they still won the thing.
The refs definitely had something to do with the outcome.
No you didn't so STFU!
They're playing for the cover now.
How do you get that wide open?
Only three and a half months till the draft.
That reminded me of that playoff game against GB many moons ago, when they lost on a wide-open TD like that.
Kick us while we're down jeez
lions first pick of the 2012 draft take justin blackmon! cmon down receivers one and all!
Drew Sharp will probably write a column that the Lions should never have made the playoffs, which will tip the ire of Lions fans and MIGHT get the Freep to give him the boot. One can hope
Oh, he'll definitely write that column, and will cause an outcry, but the Freep will love it - it'll mean a ton of pageviews.
"Frauds" extensively in this piece.
C'mon don't be that kind of fan
When you can't tackle and don't take advantage of turnovers or possible turnovers...then you're not going to beat New Orleans. Especially when the refs aren't calling much in your favor.
too many missed opportunities. the playoff tested teams makes the plays detroit didn't tonight
That was a nice "Fuck you!" from Calvin.
Two onsides after the TD?
Stafford isn't giving up
No shit, he's awesome.
That was a nice catch there. A shame he doesn't play cornerback, too.
They should put him on the kick duty...
calvin johnson is complete beast mode
Nice audio cue from the NBC producer, there.
At least they're covering.
Onside kick upcoming...cue "Don't Stop Believin'" over the PA?
Calvin Johnson is the most physically gifted receiver in the (history of the?) NFL. Finally putting it all together. This team should be right back in it next year too
Worst onside ever.
now its over for realz
Do the NBC guys know there's holding on every other play?
what a dick move by brees
Huh? He gave the lions a chance
He's an asshole. Was a whiny bastard at Purdue, even more annoying in the NFL paired with Payton.
Berry is horrible
We have to be the first team in the history of the NFL to give up 600+ yds in consecutive games
Tonight's shit-fest notwithstanding, this is a team on the rise. They're young, and next year they'll get Best and Leshoure back. Upgrade the O-Line and the back 7 on D, and this team is gonna be pretty damn good.
Did I mention that I hate the Saints? They're up there with the Steelers and Jets.
given up on D. Definately need to draft another WR.
I'll call you for advice next time.
I'd take Blackmon. We'd put up enough points to overcome the horrid bias the refs have against our D-line.
TV off, fuck this.
I will be pulling for Harbaugh and Brady from here on out.
Patriots all the way. Love to see them destroy the Saints in the SB.
Not sure what you upgrade first db or lb
Simple as that. I would love to somehow get Morris Claiborne.
call on the false start REF!!
I understand Brees is awesome, but really, it's a total defensive meltdown tonight.
I know there's no way to win, but I can't believe he isn't using his last timeout. Brian Kellyesque.
You get the ball back down three scores with 30 seconds left at your own 3 yard line.
Megatron isn't fast enough to physically cover the length of the field three times in 30 seconds. Methinks that's the better part of valor.
Especially because they could have taken a timeout with 2:38 left. Instead, they let the Saints take knee after knee.
Things like dropping 3 easy interceptions can not happen when you are playing in the playoffs. Obviously the Lions need better corners too (and LB's who can tackle).
The DBs are TURRIBLE! The front 4 cannot get to the QB when there is an open receiver on almost every down. And the LB play in pass defense was just bad all night. This team needs to get help in the secondary. I swear if they draft any offensive players in the first three rounds someone needs their ass kicked!
I think we actually had a good game plan against them. Just didn't make a few plays and let it get away. Best available is no longer the draft strategy for this team. We have needs.
This sentiment for me started early in the season and has only grown as the season wore on and the defense regressed.
If I see him run cover 2 again...
Playing blitzless defense against the Saints is completely unforgiveable. Brees's only bad decisions came when we got real pressure on him.
Alfonzo Dennard please please please.
Well, one things for sure. Pretty confident that Calvin Johnson is the best wideout in the league.
Can't believe Payton had Brees throwing for the endzone when they were up 17 with 3:00 to go. Also, Aaron Berry and Alphonso Smith should never play another down in a Lions uniform. FUCKING TURRIBLE DBs!!!
So I wasn't negging anyone. But this one probably deserved it. Probably deserves a ban too. Maybe you should just realize people aren't out to get you, you're just a dick.
But I'll neg you now, just because it upsets you so.
They have the most overrated defense ever. Their back 7 is hot garbage and if they aren't playing at home where they can use the crowd, their front 4 is average at best.
Go root for the Bears.
The "Same old Lions" don't have a winning record or make the playoffs. They are young, and the back 7 is awful, but to break out that term is pretty cheap.
Lions in the playoffs.
Party likes it's 1999.
TD taken away on the accidental whistle - only lost by 10.
Team on the rise.
All these "I told you so" comments suck.
defense was completely neutralized - front four couldn't really get pressure. the linebackers are out of postion and don't know how to tackle and the secondary gives up the big play. A team effort!
It's going to be a long off season, but there are moves the Lions front office needs to make. Resigning Avril, bringing in Cortland Finnegan, picking up a few interior linemen, and shoring up the running game.
Arguing with one of my buddies who happens to be a Bears fan. I fail to understand people who take more pleasure and talk more shit in another teams loss than their own teams wins. This type of "fan" baffles me.
with 30 seconds left? Am I the only one who noticed that the Saints took a knee on 4th and goal? It was a change of possession! How did the clock keep running?
Game day in Nola. I was disappointed that there were so few Lions fans here. About one or two percent of the stadium were Lions fans. I think all the hotels are booked for the BCS nat champ game on Monday, making it hard for Lions fans to get here last minute. Saints fans took for granted that they would win, and I was really hoping to show them up. All the LSU tailgaters were pulling for the Saints too. I wish more Michiganders would've stuck around after the Sugar Bowl.
Well looks like the Lions still have some work to do. Namely they need to get a Defense. Specifically a pass rush, a run defense and a secondary that can cover someone. Oh and what's up with that horrid tackling!? Sheesh. Lastly they need another money WR to take some of the load of Megatron.
Uhhh the lions had over 5000 yards passing this year... Wide receivers might be one only a few things they don't need. They probably have one of the best receiving corps in the league. The rest of your post I agree with.