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Another year, another bust

Well gentle Lion’s fans, we endured another illustrative season of professional football as defined by the Detroit Lions. Let’s begin with a brief summary of the last three games of the season. Detroit at Atlanta: Another valiant effort with a predictable ending. Effort but no cigar. Detroit at Seattle: Annihilation by any definition. So sad […]

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Merry Christmas-Arizona style

What a difference from the previous weeks’ game with Denver. ‘Stats’ would indicate a close game favoring the Cardinals. However, “football gods” decided otherwise and implemented a complete role reversal. Arizona took every opportunity at critical junctures to screw up. Kudos to Lion’s offence and defense for not rejecting the blessed sacrificial offerings and injecting […]

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Ghost of Stafford past is alive

The Viking’s game started like so many with the inevitable outcome preordained. Build an early lead and then fold during the the stretch run for another valiant effort loss. However, the sainted spirits of Ford field finally had enough of this scenario. With less than two minutes the Lion’s cast of ‘outcasts’ underwent a transmogrification […]

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Lion’s Turkey 2-furs

The Cleveland game was a harbinger of things to come for Thanksgiving day. In Cleveland, the LIon’s ‘Silver Sieve’ defense only granted 368 yards of offense to the Browns. Accomplishing this feat only required the Browns to run 66 plays from scrimmage and be ‘gifted’ 82 penalty yards compliments of the Lions. Yes, Detroit’s Swift […]

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0-17 safe but 0-16 alive and well

Wow this one was close. Neither team seemed poised or really wanted to win. Yes, lots of ‘run’ yardage was accomplished by the Lion’s offense but to what end? Goff missed what should have been a relatively open scoring reception. A missed extra point and sorry kick on a field goal attempt and blaming the […]

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Way beyond ugly

Selection of words to describe this game with the Eagles is very short and succinct. Little was left to the imagination because futility was on real time display moment by moment. No reason to beat a ‘dead horse’ when the obvious is staring you up front in your face. This team has no run defense, […]

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Spirited loss-surprise?

Gentle Lion’s fans, We saw some affirmations, both positive and negative, of preconceived notions. Foremost is that Goff is no Stafford. Goff failed to execute when most needed. Stats support that our Lion’s secondary pass defense is woefully inadequate. LAR offense was 87% passing. On a few carries by Swift, their were some ‘Barry’ moves […]

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Grin and bear it. More to come!

Get used to the patina of defeat. After trading stupid penalties the game settled down into a familiar pattern of three and out for the Lions. As a natural follow on, the Bengals proceeded to eviscerate the Lion’s defense. Leave your defense on the field and eventually even the best of shape individuals will tire. […]

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Seizure of defeat from jaws of victory-again

Humpty Dumpty is still broken with no chance of reassembly this season. “Silver Sieve” defense is alive and well. Additional key player injures enhance an outlook of a truly dismal season beyond the first five games. Fans will be treated to derision as permanent keepers of the “doormat” of NFL teams. So far we’ve been […]

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Groundhog season is upon us!

Gentle Lion’s fans, After four games into the season, this scenario should be blatantly familiar. Only item missing is a ‘sacrificial lamb’ who was exiled to the west coast. What have we seen that is new? Well, an innovative way to fumble was superbly executed when a unexpected snap from center ricocheted off the QB […]

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