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The end of the beginning–again

Gentle Lion’s fans, Sunsets can herald a beautiful ending or portend a warning of what is to come. “Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning sailors take warning”. Unfortunately, Lion’s history is more of the latter. Back to the Green Bay game. A perfect example of how a single element, quarterback in […]

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Insanity strikes again Lion’s style

Gentle Lion’s fans, Whoever is responsible for the well worn quote about the insanity of repeating the same actions and expecting a different outcome apparently envisioned the Detroit Lions. The “stench” from this game in Cincinnati wafted all the way back to Detroit and required emergency use a “barf” bag. No need to bother ‘highlighting’ […]

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Ugly ‘gift’ from Chicago Bears

Gentle Lion’s fans, This ‘gift’ was so bad it should have come with a ‘gift return tag’. Ponder this. A team with a rookie QB racks up more total yards, more first downs and more passing yards and still looses the game. Yep, the Lion’s ‘prodigious’ running game managed to surpass Chicago’s run game. Yes […]

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“Ground Hog Day” performance

Gentle Lion’s fans, Well, we’ve seen it before. Detroit’s ‘Silver Sieve’ defense allows an opponent to run up 400 yards of offence but the Lion’s passing game ekes out a win with Prater’s last second field goal. E. Ebron, aka ‘brick hands’ has a great game but managed a fumble and drop a critical 3rd […]

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Lion’s playoff chances: “DNR”

Gentle Lion’s fans, As a fortuitous act of mercy I only watched or listened to part of the Lion’s game against the Ravens. Can we now get off all the “losers’ blather” and get on with our 60th year of rebuilding. Looking at the game stats and one wonders how the final score could be […]

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“Ground Hog Season”, again

Gentle Lion’s fans, The game stats tell the entire story. Detroit not only got ‘run’ over but ‘passed’ over. Spot a team a 13 point lead in the first quarter and then try to play ‘catch-up’ football with no running game, let the infamous ‘silver sieve’ defense allow over 400 yards of offence and presto […]

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Lull before the storm

Gentle Lion’s fans, As usual the Lion’s played down to their opponents level. Evidence is in the game stats. Chicago had more first downs and huge rushing yardage advantage. Third down efficiency is not playoff caliber. If the tools existed to execute a ‘balanced’ offence, they should be evident by now. Bottom line, the Lion’s […]

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The art of ‘playing down’ to an opponents level

Gentle Lion’s fans, Yes a win is a win but this one was troubling. A record losing team with a little known QB manages to run up 423 yards of offence including 200 yards of rushing. Time of possession was the inverse of expectations. Where was everybody during the first half of the game? This […]

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Been here before and disappointed with outcome.

Gentle Lion’s fans, Good game to view. First the positives. Time of possession was dominating. E. Ebron (aka “brick hands”) caught three passes and made some good blocks. Stafford did not have to run for his life to many times. On the negative side remains some more of the same. Lack of a ‘smash mouth’ […]

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Dramatic show of what?

Gentle Lion’s fan, As you have discovered by now, screaming at the TV does not alter our Lion’s execution. Harbinger of things to come arrived almost immediately when ‘brick hands’ Ebron dropped a pass from Stafford that unfortunately hit him in the hands. Amassing 480 yards of offence and yielding 5 field goals is an […]

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