Not the point
OT: Lions-Saints Playoff Game Open Thread
Suggests that maybe everyone's complaints have been evenly divided between the refs and the Lions' secondary.
Because of course all complaints must be based on the same criteria.
Oh shut up.
A blown coverage in the 4th quarter doesn't have anything to do with a terrible call in the 3rd quarter.
You wouldn't know that by all the crying in here though.
Bad calls happen. It's sport. Athletes know that. By way of comaprison, my U14 team doesn't whine about blown calls as much as the cowards in here.
So using your logic, if there was one bad call (again, given the level of bellyaching in here, you'd think it was the whole game), in the 3rd quarter, then what is the excuse for the other 59+ minutes then?
The cowards in here can neg bang me all they want... just look at all the whining in this thread. You cannot deny it's there. The fact of the matter is the refs had NOTHING to do with the game. This loss is solely the Lions' fault,.
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.