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Old 10-21-2018, 07:34 PM   #12801
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Re: Detroit Lions: Bob the Builder

annoying we lost to three scrub teams. Just pick up one of those and we are in great shape
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:33 PM   #12802
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annoying we lost to three scrub teams. Just pick up one of those and we are in great shape
Ya jets loss was an ass whooping. Two plays away from winning niners and cowboys games. Should prob be 4-2.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:30 PM   #12803
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Beating the Packers, Pats, and Fins (ok lol Osweiler, but he wasn't that bad today) is no joke. But yeah, one of those losses may still come back to haunt them. They're likely going to have to finish 7-3, with 3 division road games and the Rams still to play, so they'll have to be more consistent and win some tough ones. This team is looking pretty good though. I'm still optimistic.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:25 AM   #12804
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After the dumpster fire that was week 1, Iím happy with the direction


How many times do we curb stomp a +500 team on the road?

Not often


The ref stole 5 points from us on that TD pass to Calvin Jr (wtf was that holding penalty)

And gave the fins 7 points with that phantom PI call on third down late


This easily could have been 17+ point win.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:22 PM   #12805
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Surely the Lions will be 6.5 point underdogs when they travel to Minneapolis Nov 4th That game will likely determine the season but if Buffalo can hold them to 6 points then its possible the Lions can win there too.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:14 PM   #12806
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Re: Detroit Lions: Bob the Builder

Upgrading my prediction to 9-7
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:20 PM   #12807
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13-3 bitches
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:11 PM   #12808
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5-11 still in play
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:07 AM   #12809
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NT Damon Harrison for a 5th seems like a great trade - cost controlled thru 2020.
Lions run defense needs all the help it can get
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:05 AM   #12810
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Yeah - pro bowler 2 years ago and hasn't missed a start in years (maybe ever?). Not cheap but solid+ starter in a spot we need help. Great move imo.
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:05 AM   #12811
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Snacks isnít cheap salary wise but yeah thatís a position of need and easily worth the pick.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:23 PM   #12812
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God help me, I'm actually getting excited for the first time since we lost to the Cowboys in the Wild Card. We can actually make a run! The North is winnable this year!

... I know this is not going to end well but I can't help it.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:40 PM   #12813
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Itís able to be won


But we gonna lose 3 straight.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:33 PM   #12814
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This thread is chock full of my takes of optimism when things seemed to be heading in the right direction. I am afraid to even go back and see the things I was saying after their crushing of NYG and near-win vs. Atlanta last year.

I also have been bit by the optimism bug that's been going around. Their wins against the Pats, Fins, and Packers were pretty impressive performances. As fun as 2016 was they rarely controlled a game and always needed Stafford 4th quarter heroics to pull it off. While I'm sure he's still got that skillset, scoring first and staying ahead is probably a better way to win football games, and for the first time in a long time, they've managed to do that.

Hopefully Damon Harrison is the piece they need to solidify their run defense, because Sylvester Williams doesn't seem to be working out.

I also hope this week we finally see the return of Ziggy Ansah. He's probably the only D-Lineman on this team with the athleticism to make Russell Wilson uncomfortable if he gets out of the pocket. The other guys have stepped up magnificently, but Wilson seems like a matchup problem for our line.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:51 PM   #12815
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Love the trade because he’s not guaranteed at all after this year — low risk, high potential reward.
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Old 10-28-2018, 04:34 PM   #12816
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This team is weird. I sort of expected some inconsistencies with a new head coach but this is bizarre. The DBs and run D are really bad.
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Old 10-28-2018, 04:40 PM   #12817
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God help me, I'm actually getting excited for the first time since we lost to the Cowboys in the Wild Card. We can actually make a run! The North is winnable this year!

... I know this is not going to end well but I can't help it.
It did not end well.

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Old 10-28-2018, 08:50 PM   #12818
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It did not end well.

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There are still plenty of opportunities this season for them to get your hopes up and then crush them.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:56 PM   #12819
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There are still plenty of opportunities this season for them to get your hopes up and then crush them.
I dunno, I feel like the Jones td to go up 7-0 has a lot of season-high-water-mark potential.

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Old 10-28-2018, 09:41 PM   #12820
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Re: Detroit Lions: Bob the Builder

If they knock off Minny and Chicago to take the division lead, it will be a tough pill to swallow if they don't take the division.

Here's some of my reasons to be optimistic takeaways from this game:

The Seahawks were an unusually terrible matchup for the Lions. While they've been generating a decent pass-rush in previous weeks, Wilson is a different beast. They didn't have anyone fast enough who can run with him and make him uncomfortable. They really needed Ziggy back for this one.

The DB's played almost comically bad in this one. On three of the touchdowns the coverage was actually pretty good, the DB's were in decent position, but for whatever reason couldn't make the play. The one ball went right through Diggs hands for the DT. It's almost impossible for them to play this bad again.

The run D is still likely a weakness, but give them more time to work Snacks into the defense, and hopefully it gets better. Seattle was a bad matchup in that regard as well.

This was a tough one, but just about every unit played bad. A couple plays go differently and it's a different game.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:27 PM   #12821
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Golden Tate traded to eagles for a 3rd round pick.

I dont like it. I get it, but I dont like it.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:11 PM   #12822
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Re: Detroit Lions: Bob the Builder

He was gone after the season regardless. Getting some value for him was smart. We've still got talent in the WR core.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:15 PM   #12823
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Meh, that makes me sad. I also get it, but I'm sad.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:11 PM   #12824
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Nice run good there MINN
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:27 PM   #12825
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Lol what?
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