Archive for September, 2009

Lions Win – The Job Isn’t Over, It’s Only Just Beginning

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2009 by bigoranged

Yes the Detroit Lions won.  The sense about Detroit seems to be that we finally ‘accomplished’ that win.  Yes we did get a win, but that’s not ‘the’ accomplishment.  The job isn’t over here folks.

This team needs to view this as the beginning of a long task, not the end of a long task.  Now is not the time to relax because they finally accomplished that one thing, ‘a win’.

In the past this team would shrink back and almost relax after they won a game or broke a streak of futility.  In the past this team acted like ending the streak of futility was the main task to be completed.  They acted like ONE win ended it and they would go back to business as usual.

These Detroit Lions can not go back to business as usual after this win.  They haven’t finished the race, the race has only begun.

Our team can’t celebrate as if they’ve won the Super Bowl or broken through and that the futility is ended.  When one win is celebrated with so much importance as this win could be celebrated, a mentality of let’s relax and enjoy it could set in. If this happens, we’ll just be right back to having another long losing streak.

We can’t go one step forward only to take ten steps backwards.  Forward is the only direction to go.  You can’t move forward if one win is given too much importance.

Time to put it in perspective as we keep the obstacles and goals ahead in our perspective too.

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Lions Vs. Redskins – Time To Pull The Trigger

Posted in Detroit Lions on September 21, 2009 by bigoranged

Five words describe what our Detroit Lions must do this week.  “Time to pull the trigger.”

Our offense has proven they’re capable of scoring points this year.  They are able to move the ball with both the run and the pass.  For some reason they haven’t taken advantages of the opportunities given them by the defense.

Our Detroit Lions defense has proven they can hold opposing offenses at bay for a good percentage of the game. This Detroit Lions defense has showed they can give our offense opportunities to score.  Our defense is strong!

But at the end of the game, the defense has deteriorated. I don’t think this is the fault of the defense.  I think it’s just a matter of pyschology and momentum.  After a while of holding the other team back, and your offense failing to take advantage, the momentum just shifts and the other team scores points.  These points wouldn’t be so significant if our offense would take advantage of the early opportunities the defense has provided.

So it’s time to pull the trigger.  We’ve established that we can run the ball.  We’ve established that we can pass in the short game.   Our defense has proven they can hold the other team back.  Our Detroit Lions can pull the trigger by taking advantag of the opportunities given by the defense. These Detroit Lions can pull the trigger by passing long once the short game has been establshed.

This team has the talent and the firepower.  Now is time to get the job done.

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No More Tears – Lions Vikings Pregame 9-20-09 Game

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by bigoranged

Our Detroit Lions play the Minnesota Vikings this week 9-20-09 at Ford Field.

Things look good for our Detroit Lions this week.  The Minnesota Brett Faverz don’t stand a chance. Or is that Farzverz?
Hey our quarterback can spell his name the way it’s supposed to sound, that has to give us some advantage.  Plus Brett Favre’s ego is bigger than his body can hold, I predict he spontaneously combusts by the second quarter due to his body not being able to hold his ego.

One thing we were told before last week’s game is that Schwartz pays so much attention to detail, that he even tapes the national anthem and reviews it.  If he can correct all the details of last week’s mistakes, this team stands a good chance of winning.

Stafford is humbled but poised. This is probably the first time in a long time Stafford has become humbled.  Being humbled will make him wiser, but not less poised or bold. Look for some wisdom and strength out of Matthew Stafford.

This game is on our own turf this week.  Home field advantage matters some.  We may be playing on our turf this week, but Favre and Peterson will be falling on it a lot due to our defense.  They’ll be so familiar with the turf this week that they’ll know how many squares there are of turf on the field.

Johnson and Johnson makes the shampoo called No More Tears.  This week our receiver combo of Johnson and Johnson will bring nothing but tears to the Minnesota defense.

My big harping point for this week is going to be tight end, tight end, tight end.  Use that first rounder Pettigrew!  He wasn’t drafted so Heller could start.  He was drafted because he’s a great athlete and he should be given the ball.  Getting the ball to him will take the pressure off of our Johnsons and the running game.

That’s all for now.

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Post Game Detroit Lions New Orleans Saints 9-13-09

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2009 by bigoranged

Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints, what a game!  Tons of great stuff to build off of.

*Ironic that the best part of our game had the word special in it.  The special teams looked great.

*Delmas should be a difference maker. He recovered a fumble that helped us score.

*Hanson still consistent.

*Stafford is ‘poised’ for success.  If he keeps his poise he’ll continue to get better.

*No die mentality.  This team had  a great no die mentality today, they need to keep it up.

*Less Johnson, more tightend.  They need to get the tightend position involved to get pressure off of the Johnsons.  If the tightend is used more, the Johnson WR’s will be loosened up to catch more balls.

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Detroit Lions Vs New Orleans Saints Half Time Analysis

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , on September 13, 2009 by bigoranged

Detroit seems to be holding their own against the New Orleans Saints.  My only request is that they make use of the tightend position and pass the ball to Pettigrew.  He’s too much of a beast to ignore.

Yeah that’s my analysis.  Short n sweet.

4th And 1 Call Changes Culture Forever In Detroit

Posted in Detroit Lions, Roots with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2009 by bigoranged

That decision to go for it on fourth and short has changed the culture forever in Detroit.  These Detroit Lions went on to score a touchdown and got the score to 14-10 New Orleans.  I can’t overstate it enough!  This call has changed the culture forever in Detroit.  Ford stock just went up $5 on that call alone.  Good job Kevin Smith on scoring that touchdown for the Detroit Lions in the second quarter.

Detroit Lions Stand For The National Anthem

Posted in Detroit Lions with tags , , , , on September 13, 2009 by bigoranged

So I’m writing this after the Lions gave up their first TD of the season.  I heard a positive comment about my Detroit Lions that I don’t want to hear as the first positive comment of the season!

Apparently Jim Schwartz films the team as they’re standing for The National Anthem.  Then the team goes over the film so they can stand for the anthem better.

This was the first positive comment of the year from the booth.  Nothing about the strenght of defense or offense.  Nopes, we hear that our Detroit Lions know how to stand during the national anthem.

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