I despised Warren Sapp when he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, more recently I’ve been entertained and amused by his work on the NFL Network as an analyst and I now feel much gratitude to the guy for enlightening the Lions defensive coordinator.
I just recently wrote about Gunther Cunningham’s lack of creativity with the Detroit Lions defensive scheme. I wanted to see more movement from the defensive lineman. Thankfully Warren Sapp expressed those same sentiments and it seems Gunther Cunningham is listening.
Sapp criticized the Lions D-line scheme at the Super Bowl, saying that they were too predictable in how they used Suh in 2011, when Ndamukong’s sack total fell from 10 down to 4.
As an armchair QB and an overall know-nothing, even I was saying this throughout the 2011 season. I wondered why the Lions abandoned the exotic movement schemes that they unveiled in 2010. Continue reading “Ndamukong Suh To Move Along The D-Line – Thank You Warren Sapp!” »
Posted on : 13-05-2012 | By : Lee Torre
| In : Lions News
The Lions opened up rookie mini camp Friday and their new weapon at wide receiver and NCAA all-time receptions leader Ryan Broyles is champing at the bit to hit the practice field.
It’s what you’d expect to see from a competitor of his caliber. Broyles may not have the fastest 40 time or the towering physical stature of Calvin Johnson, but he is known as a pure football player, someone with a passion for the game. From his college coach Bob Stoops to respected former General Managers and analysts, Ryan Broyles is seen as a true to the heart football player.
With that being the case, it’s no surprise that he is disappointed with standing on the sidelines in his #84 Detroit Lions Jersey and cap.
While blogging for the Detroit Lions team website, Broyles confesses that it’s hard to deal with the Lions’ careful approach.
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“Not being able to participate brings me back to after I got hurt at Oklahoma when I had to miss four games. I’m sitting on the sideline just so eager and competitive wanting to go in there and show what I have. I’ve been working the last five-and-a-half months to get to where I want to be. I get here and they’re pulling the reigns on me.”
Continue reading “WR Ryan Broyles Tired Of Sitting On The Sideline But Learning Fast” »
Ahhh, don’t you love the 20/20 view of hindsight? With so many Detroit Lions fans having their panties in a bunch(my Lion-print panties included) over the Lions current draft selections, I began reminiscing to the past years when the Lions drafts were praised and graded as an A almost across the board by fans and media.
Those were the good old days, it seemed that with each Matt Millen draft pick the excitement level would rise, along with my hopes and dreams.
How did you feel about Matt Millen drafting our savior and future Hall-of-Fame QB Joey “Heisman” Harrington? Weren’t you geeked up to get that blazing fast wide receiver named Charles Rogers out of our own backyard? He was going to be great alongside Roy Williams. Who could defend that offense? Remember?
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Who wasn’t excited about the “track team” we were putting together when Millen and the Lions drafted the speedy Boss Bailey in the 2nd round of that same draft? Speed kills had become the mantra in the D! Woo hooo!
Let’s not forget about Kalimba Edwards (known as Kalimbust Edwards in my circle of friends), Mike Williams, and 2nd round “steal” Teddy Lehman!
Most of us were sooooooo excited at these draft selections, Mel Kiper and the other talking heads patted their buddy Millen on the back until they left bruises on the guy, Millen was the draft day guru!
But then the players had to actually play. WHOMP WHOMP…. Continue reading “Matt Millen’s Draft Picks More Celebrated Than Martin Mayhew’s – Detroit Lions” »
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest NFL chatter, you have surely heard about the NFL investigation and crackdown on the New Orleans Saints for violating league rules. It has been written about in the various news outlets about the “Bounty Rules” that the Saints had out on players of opposing teams.
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New Orleans Saints football players and at least one assistant coach kept a cash bounty pool of up to $50,000 the last three seasons to reward game-ending injuries inflicted on opposing teams’ players, including Kurt Warner and Brett Favre, says the NFL .
“Knockouts” were worth $1,500 and “cart-offs” $1,000, with payments doubled or tripled for the playoffs.
These revelations have caused some Detroit Lions fans on fan forums and Lions fan Facebook Groups to try and excuse the Lions for their lack of control in games.
The news of these “Bounty Rules” even has stirred up questions in some media members as to the true level of guilt to be assigned to the Lions for their actions, the talented Mlive writer Anwar Richardson posed the question “is it possible Lions players were just frustrated because the Saints – more like Devils – were playing dirty?”
Anwar’s article is an interesting read and the way many die-hard Lions fans have reacted is to be expected but let’s be real here for a second.
Continue reading “Saints “Bounty Rule” Is No Excuse For Undisciplined Detroit Lions” »