I am so glad I slept through that, lol.
The only things I saw were Shawn Bryson running over Antuan Edwards and Brett Favre throwing the INT at the end... and I'm really glad I did, otherwise I'd REALLY be mad right now. lol.
That said, congrats, your boys grabbed on the balls today and won.
It's a nice day when the Lions come to play.
I'm just happy that it was a close game . . . I've seen too many blowouts against the Lions.
Now, will the Cowboys take one more win against the Dolphins?
Fins and Boys, whooo!
Yeah, the Lions came to play and the Packers did not. They just totally quit on the run, you can't quit just because you haven't gained 100 yards on 5 carries. That is silly. They frankly deserved to lose, letting Favre throw 37 times with a broken thumb. I mean there is not much more one can say, but I know it makes you happy the Lions have tried, so that is cool.
My main questions of the Packers . . .
Why did they try to run up the strongest part of the Lions D, the middle?
Why didn't they throw screens to Green?
Why didn't they throw to the opposite side of Dre Bly?
Those in the know, especially our divisional teams, should know that the Lions front 4 are tough against the run. The LBs are good against it too.
Runs on sweeps actually would work, since you're trying to break toward the sideline defenders, which consist of Bly, then no one special. If you break past a secondary on the side, you can run with abandon on the Lions.
The same goes for screens.
Passing to the side not on Dre Bly's coverage makes for easier receptions. That's how the Pack got that one passing TD . . . one of the older corners tripped after getting beat, and Corey Harris did what he does best . . . watch the receiver as he slips into the end zone.
My main questions of the Packers . . .
Why did they try to run up the strongest part of the Lions D, the middle? Tom Rossley, and faith in our offensive line.
Why didn't they throw screens to Green? Tom Rossley
Why didn't they throw to the opposite side of Dre Bly? Tom Rossley
Our offensive coordinator is a FRAUD. We've been calling for his head for two years now. Even Favre doesn't like him. He is too conservative when we need to TRY and way too aggressive when we need to just kind of run, run, and run.
I have faith that we could have run on the Lions D had they stuck with it, but Rossley quit on it and that is why we lost.
Yes, that game plan was flawed from the get-go.
The faith in the offensive line was mirrored by the accolades given by the announcers, right before the first penalty, holding, probably on Clifton.
It just got worse in the blocking unit from there.
As much as people would like to credit Detroit with a great win, they were freaking lucky we caught the Pack after a Gilbert Brown turkey-chemical-induced-coma.
Outside of Detroit's sudden disciplined play (few penalties), the pass defense still blew. Clear lack of intelligence was displayed by McDougle, the tackle . . . I really don't like players who aren't aware and don't think logically . . . which is about half the Lions' squad.
Other people guilty of constant brain lapse are Scotty Anderson, Corey Harris, the Walker twins, and Dominic Raiola.
Yeah, the Packers could have been beaten today by some good NCAA teams. Their game plan blew chunks, they didn't execute, and they missed their two best defensive players, Barnett and Sharper. I have faith Barnett catches Bryson on that sweep, Marshall is just WAY too slow to even try.
I was very confused as to how Bryson was able to sweep his way into the end zone, considering that he can't gain up the gut OR on sweeps.
That was his 2nd TD of the year. I figured somebody missed their assignment on that one.
Torrance Marshall is just that damn slow. He didn't break on the play right away so he was screwed because he has no catch up speed.
2003-11-27 11:12 pm (UTC)
Who won? There's no football over here :(
The Lions beat the Packers, 22-14. And the Dolphins beat the Cowboys, 40-21.
Lions beat the Packers, despite the Lions being worse in talent than they were in the Barry Sanders era.
Dolphins beat the Cowboys. Dallas was strong in defense earlier in the year, but for whatever reason, they couldn't stop Chris Chambers, the young Miami wideout . . .
Dallas's offense got owned, pure and simple. It was a fortnight before Quincy made some decision in the pocket, which either led to a sack, or his scramble.
I like the Packers. They're an example of how a franchise can have success and a long history filled with more good moments than ugly ones.
The Lions are a perpetual joke in the NFL, like the Cincinnati Bengals, like the Arizona Cardinals, like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used to be. All Detroit needs is a good season or four. However, they've NEVER sustained dominance in the NFL. One fluke season back in the early 90s, and one playoff victory . . . against the Cowboys . . .
Hee! Can you tell I enjoy my football?