OT: GO LIONS! / NFL open thread

Submitted by Mitch Cumstein on September 25th, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Lions are road favorites for the first time in forever.  Some other solid games going down this afternoon as well.  GO LIONS!

Comments

starrmander

September 25th, 2011 at 1:05 PM ^

Hopefully the lions can snap their 13 game losing streak in the Metrodome to the Vikings... Lots of bad memories in there like Orlovsky running out the back of the endzone for a safety.

JT4104

September 25th, 2011 at 1:30 PM ^

God awful start so far...have held inside redzone though. I just dont know why this place is such a house of horrors for us.

I also hope Stafford starts to get those weak as hell Roughing the passer calls that McNabb got already.

BRCE

September 25th, 2011 at 1:59 PM ^

For as great a job as Schwartz has done changing the culture of the Lions' team culture, I really can't stand his gameday coaching.

Guy accepts a penalty to make it 2nd & 20 instead of 3rd & 12. Not smart. And our first down playcalling is consistently trepidatious and sets the table for a lot of 3rd & longs.

 

 

JT4104

September 25th, 2011 at 2:08 PM ^

we have spent years improving every other position except the most glaring weakness on the team.

I honestly wonder if any guy on this OL has ever been remotely considered for a pro bowl. They are flat out terrible. Stafford is taking 3 step drops and still getting drilled. Not to mention they cant run at all.

 

Jinxed

September 25th, 2011 at 2:16 PM ^

lol I can't believe you guys thought the Lions would be good this year... this happens every 5 years and you all always end up crashing down to reality 4-5 games into the season.

Maizeandbluekid

September 25th, 2011 at 2:47 PM ^

Like all of you, I'm pissed off at our crappy O-Line, but things can get better if we make adjustments, such as maintaining lanes so that Peterson doesn't gash us all day. Stafford will need to come alive and get rid of the ball faster than usual, and the offense has to remain calm and try their best to ignore the Minnesota crowd.

And let's not forget that the Vikings have already blown two double-digit halftime leads this year. Like I said, there is still a half of football left to play.