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ronaldinho0003
Haven't seen a Lions thread yet for the season this year. So figured that I would create one so everyone could keep up with training camp news and season talk and stats. I plan on taking a trip over to Allen Park for the Lions training camp practices on the 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Go Lions!

2010 Preseason Schedule:

Week 1: @ Steelers
Week 2: @ Broncos
Week 3: vs Browns
Week 4: vs Bills

2010 Regular Season Schedule:

Week 1: @ Bears- Loss (Calvin Johnson TD ruled incomplete)
Week 2: vs Eagles- Loss (Jahvid Best goes for 3 TD's)
Week 3: @ Vikings- Loss (Secondary plays terrible)
Week 4: @ Packers- Loss (Nailbiter in Lambeau)
Week 5: vs Rams- Win (Crushed Bradford, 44-6)
Week 6: @ Giants- Loss (Close one, Hill breaks arm late in 1st half)
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: vs Redskins- Win (Staff back, and throws for 4 TD's)
Week 9: vs Jets (Heartbreaking Loss late, Mental Breakdown, Stafford Hurt)
Week 10: @ Bills (Hill is back, TD late, but can't convert 2pt conv.)
Week 11: @ Cowboys (Poorly played game, bad officiating as well)
Week 12: vs Patriots (Good first half, ended up blown out 45-24)
Week 13: vs Bears (Nabbed by the Bears again)
Week 14: vs Packers (Knocked Rodgers out, Stanton leads us to victory)
Week 15: @ Bucs (First road win in 3 years! Stanton again)
Week 16: @ Dolphins (Another road win! Defense comes up big)
Week 17: vs Vikings
CardCraze
2010 Detroit Lions Predictions:

-6-10
-Matt Stafford Gets Hurt Midway through the Season
-Detroid Lion Fans AKA: Mad Stafford Fanboys defend Stafford as "a yound kid" and "bound to make mistakes" and "still better than (insert name here)
-Kevin Smith gets hurt and nobody is suprised.
-ESPN still reminds Lions fans of the 0-16 season with such captivating commentary as "This is a team that only a few years ago went 0-16, they did not win a single game."
-Drew Stanton gets hurt before he even starts a game.

I'll come up with more Lions stereotypes as they get progressivly worse in the season tongue.gif.
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(CardCraze @ Aug 8 2010, 12:00 AM)
2010 Detroit Lions Predictions:

-5-10
-Matt Stafford Gets Hurt Midway through the Season
-Detroid Lion Fans AKA: Mad Stafford Fanboys defend Stafford as "a yound kid" and "bound to make mistakes" and "still better than (insert name here)
-Kevin Smith gets hurt and nobody is suprised.
-ESPN still reminds Lions fans of the 0-16 season with such captivating commentary as "This is a team that only a few years ago went 0-16, they did not win a single game."
-Drew Stanton gets hurt before he even starts a game.

I'll come up with more Lions stereotypes as they get progressivly worse in the season tongue.gif.
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I see us as a 6-10 team this year. We have some easy home games early in the year, and if we can win those, it would be a huge boost for the team. Hopefully Stafford can stay healthy this year, and even if Kevin Smith does get hurt, we have rookie Jahvid Best to back him up. Our defense continues to improve this year, and with the additions or Ndamukong Suh and Kyle VandenBosch on the defensive line, we can put some pressure on the QB (a thing we haven't been able to do consistently for quite some time).
ronaldinho0003
2010 Preseason Schedule:

Week 1: @ Steelers
Week 2: @ Broncos
Week 3: vs Browns
Week 4: vs Bills

2010 Regular Season Schedule:

Week 1: @ Bears
Week 2: vs Eagles
Week 3: @ Vikings
Week 4: @ Packers
Week 5: vs Rams
Week 6: @ Giants
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: vs Redskins
Week 9: vs Jets
Week 10: @ Bills
Week 11: @ Cowboys
Week 12: vs Patriots
Week 13: vs Bears
Week 14: vs Packers
Week 15: @ Bucs
Week 16: @ Dolphins
Week 17: vs Vikings
joe31
My prediction for the Lions is 7-9. Im thinking this will finally be the year. We now have no Millen picks on roster.
joe31
QUOTE(ronaldinho0003 @ Aug 7 2010, 11:07 PM)
I see us as a 6-10 team this year. We have some easy home games early in the year, and if we can win those, it would be a huge boost for the team. Hopefully Stafford can stay healthy this year, and even if Kevin Smith does get hurt, we have rookie Jahvid Best to back him up. Our defense continues to improve this year, and with the additions or Ndamukong Suh and Kyle VandenBosch on the defensive line, we can put some pressure on the QB (a thing we haven't been able to do consistently for quite some time).
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Easy home games early on in the year??? What games are you talking about besides the Rams?
aceecards
at 450:1 odds I bet $10 on the Lions to win the super Bowl

Stranger things have happened!
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(joe31 @ Aug 8 2010, 04:43 PM)
Easy home games early on in the year??? What games are you talking about besides the Rams?
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I can see us beating Philly in week 2. I don't really think Kevin Kolb will be able to live up to the hype he has already received. The Redskins game will be a battle, but I see us coming out on top late with a heroic last minute drive by Stafford and the gang.
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(aceecards @ Aug 8 2010, 04:47 PM)
at 450:1 odds I bet $10 on the Lions to win the super Bowl

Stranger things have happened!
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Correct! I would take those odds as well.
aceecards
I actually see a lot more potential here than you "fans" are offering.

1. Stafford may thrive without Mad Mike running him around looking for a 6th and 7th read!

2. Kevin Smith?? I like Best to be better than Smith

3. Calvin Johnson is no fluke! Nate burleson will take some heat off him deep

4. Sheffler and Pettigrew will form a dangerous tag team at TE

5. Im expecting huge things from Defense orchestrated by Gunther Cunningham who knows a thing or two about defense!

6. The Norris Division is not what it once was. The Vikes are Leaderless on offense, the Bears have Mad Mike, the Packers seem the class here.

7. Playing a last place schedule and 3 winnable games in the division (figuring a split with minnesota) I calculate a 10-6 Record!

That being said I also placed $10 on the Bears laugh.gif Cause they got Mad Mike!
joe31
QUOTE(ronaldinho0003 @ Aug 8 2010, 03:52 PM)
I can see us beating Philly in week 2. I don't really think Kevin Kolb will be able to live up to the hype he has already received. The Redskins game will be a battle, but I see us coming out on top late with a heroic last minute drive by Stafford and the gang.
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So not really easy home games...

aceecards
I would think shaun hill would be #2 in QB depth chart!
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(aceecards @ Aug 8 2010, 04:54 PM)
I actually see a lot more potential here than you "fans" are offering.

1. Stafford may thrive without Mad Mike running him around looking for a 6th and 7th read!

2. Kevin Smith??  I like Best to be better than Smith

3. Calvin Johnson is no fluke! Nate burleson will take some heat off him deep

4. Sheffler and Pettigrew will form a dangerous tag team at TE

5. Im expecting huge things from Defense orchestrated by Gunther Cunningham who knows a thing or two about defense!

6. The Norris Division is not what it once was. The Vikes are Leaderless on offense, the Bears have Mad Mike, the Packers seem the class here.

7. Playing a last place schedule and 3 winnable games in the division (figuring a split with minnesota) I calculate a 10-6 Record!

That being said I also placed $10 on the Bears  laugh.gif Cause they got Mad Mike!
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Wow! 10-6 is a generous record. I see this as another "rebuilding" year. We still need to address the offensive line, (a thing we have been putting off for quite some time now). Backus just can't get it done anymore, Cherilus is still young and learning, and our guards are very weak as well! We can't expect to score enough points to win when Stafford is running for his life all game.
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(joe31 @ Aug 8 2010, 04:55 PM)
So not really easy home games...
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Easier than the Jets, Patriots, and Packers who we play at home later in the season.
joe31
I actually agree with everything you said there. I was thinking 10-6 too but Lions fans have been saying that for the past couple years and they havent even come close. I think 10-6 is a real possibility. They lost a lot of games in the 4th quarter last year. I think with Stafford now in his second year he may be able to control the games a little bit more and cut down on the ints.

QUOTE(aceecards @ Aug 8 2010, 03:54 PM)
I actually see a lot more potential here than you "fans" are offering.

1. Stafford may thrive without Mad Mike running him around looking for a 6th and 7th read!

2. Kevin Smith??  I like Best to be better than Smith

3. Calvin Johnson is no fluke! Nate burleson will take some heat off him deep

4. Sheffler and Pettigrew will form a dangerous tag team at TE

5. Im expecting huge things from Defense orchestrated by Gunther Cunningham who knows a thing or two about defense!

6. The Norris Division is not what it once was. The Vikes are Leaderless on offense, the Bears have Mad Mike, the Packers seem the class here.

7. Playing a last place schedule and 3 winnable games in the division (figuring a split with minnesota) I calculate a 10-6 Record!

That being said I also placed $10 on the Bears  laugh.gif Cause they got Mad Mike!
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joe31
QUOTE(aceecards @ Aug 8 2010, 03:58 PM)
I would think shaun hill would be #2 in QB depth chart!
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Yeah, I dont think he has any competition for it.
joe31
QUOTE(ronaldinho0003 @ Aug 8 2010, 03:59 PM)
Wow! 10-6 is a generous record. I see this as another "rebuilding" year. We still need to address the offensive line, (a thing we have been putting off for quite some time now). Backus just can't get it done anymore, Cherilus is still young and learning, and our guards are very weak as well! We can't expect to score enough points to win when Stafford is running for his life all game.
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Actually Backus is considered a really good tackle. We picked up a few from last year and this year and I think their line should be better this year. I think they can score enough points. The problem will be if Detroits Defense can stop the other team from scoring a lot of points. With the Addition of Suh, Williams, and Vanden Bosch I see that helping. Delmas will be even better too.
joe31
QUOTE(ronaldinho0003 @ Aug 8 2010, 04:00 PM)
Easier than the Jets, Patriots, and Packers who we play at home later in the season.
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Yeah but whats that have to do with it? You said the Lions have easy home games to start the season. Im saying they arnt going to be that easy.
ronaldinho0003
I wouldn't consider Backus a really good tackle. He has already passed his "prime", and I think it's time to bring in somebody new. I'm saying the start of the season is a lot easier than it could be. It would be nice to take all three of those games, and it's definitely a strong possibility.
joe31
Backus past his prime? l2ms. No, a lot of tackles stay in the league a long time. Backus is not that old yet. I dont think he is the best tackle in the world, but he can still get the job done.
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(joe31 @ Aug 8 2010, 05:44 PM)
Backus past his prime? l2ms. No, a lot of tackles stay in the league a long time. Backus is not that old yet. I dont think he is the best tackle in the world, but he can still get the job done.
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I agree, but if you want to make a deep run into the playoffs or have a successful season, just "getting the job done" won't cut it.
CardCraze
QUOTE(ronaldinho0003 @ Aug 8 2010, 04:52 PM)
I can see us beating Philly in week 2.
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ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(CardCraze @ Aug 9 2010, 09:49 PM)
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Kevin Kolb is not who everyone thinks he is.
ronaldinho0003
First preseason game tonight, at 7:30 eastern time @ Pittsburgh Steelers. Tune in!
ronaldinho0003
The first preseason game one was a wild one. The game started off very well, I really liked the look of our defensive starters. In 15 years, I've never seen us put as much pressure on the QB. Our offense took a little while to get going, but once we did, we embarked on a 75 yard drive, capped off by a 2 yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson. After that drive, almost all of the starters came out of the game. Dennis Dixon tore our backup secondary apart in the second half, and eventually led the Steelers to victory 23-7.
austin81
the lions looked pretty decent last night facing the steelers. they just need to put together a decent line and they will be pretty solid with offense. now defense needs alittle help other than there line bc we have no corner backs at all of defensive bakcs other than Delmas.
so it will be interesting.
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(austin81 @ Aug 15 2010, 02:06 PM)
the lions looked pretty decent last night facing the steelers. they just need to put together a decent line and they will be pretty solid with offense. now defense needs alittle help other than there line bc we have no corner backs at all of defensive bakcs other than Delmas.
so it will be interesting.
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I agree. When Delmas and Pettigrew return it will help a lot.
ronaldinho0003
Training camp story 8/19:

Wow! Yesterday was a blast. The afternoon practice opened at about 3pm to the public so we got there around 1pm. We hung out with a bunch of other fans and stood in line in the parking lot. About 30 minutes before practice opened, a employee walked out with 10 VIP passes for the younger kids at the camp. My brother actually got one and got to walk into the training facility to see the locker room, weight room, and a few players including Ndamukong Suh and Calvin Johnson. Later before practice, my brother got to walk out onto the field with one of the Lions offensive linemen, and carry his helmet. It was an awesome experience for him. Practice went pretty smoothly, I watched Matthew Stafford throw a few balls, then watched the special teams for a bit before they started 7 on 7 scrimmages. I went and stood in the autograph line to see who was signing underneath the tent after practice, it turned out to be Jahvid Best, Matt Moore, T.J Rushing, and an offensive linemen. I was planning on waiting to get Best's autograph when I saw Pettigrew walk over to a fence, and nobody was by him. I quick jogged out of the autograph barriers and walked up and asked for an autograph. He happily signed my mini-helmet and then we talked for a good minute or so. Once I was done with him, I was looking for Stafford. Finally I spotted him out surrounded by at least a hundred people. I tried squeezing through the people, and eventually worked my way towards the front of the fence. I reached my football out over the fence and.....Matthew Stafford grabbed it. He signed and handed it back to me while I said "thanks, and good luck this year." I went onto get a few other no-name autographs and headed home. It was an awesome experience, probably one I will never forget. I'll be sure to post pictures later! .
austin81
well all in all here are our people that need to step up to the plate and be leaders:

Ndamukong Suh
louis Delmas
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Matthew Stafford
Calvin Johnson
Brandon Pettigrew
Jahvid Best
Nate Burleson
Julian Peterson
Amari Spievey
and whoever else turns out to good/decent smile.gif
so there you go the lions good players
austin81
and for sure our lineman. I think for our 1st round pick for next year draft a big good lineman smile.gif
austin81
and for sure our lineman. I think for our 1st round pick for next year draft a big good lineman smile.gif
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(austin81 @ Aug 20 2010, 12:11 PM)
well all in all here are our people that need to step up to the plate and be leaders:

Ndamukong Suh
louis Delmas
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Matthew Stafford
Calvin Johnson
Brandon Pettigrew
Jahvid Best
Nate Burleson
Julian Peterson
Amari Spievey
and whoever else turns out to good/decent smile.gif
so there you go the lions good players
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I can assure you, just from watching yesterday, all of those guys are doing an excellent job in the leadership role.
austin81
Thanks for keeping the update rolling Trent, I hope they do something that no one exspects from them so they can see what has happened from the changing. well cant wait till regular season and tomorrow so we can watch them play another game of preseason smile.gif !
ronaldinho0003
Preseason game two is in progress as we speak! Game started with a beautiful 10-play 75 yard drive for a field goal, a defensive stop, then another great drive ending with a 20 yard connection, Stafford to Johnson for a 20 yard TD. The Broncos managed to get a touchdown a few minutes ago, but we look pretty good yet again.
ronaldinho0003
The Lions pull out with the victory after Drew Stanton's 25 yard scamper for the game winning TD. Final score 25-20.
ronaldinho0003
Preseason game three is Saturday, August 28th at 5pm vs the Browns.
ronaldinho0003
Preseason game three was a good one, and in the end the Lions came out on top, 35-27. Matthew Stafford led the Lions going 13/17 for 141 yards and a touchdown, while Jahvid Best only needed once touch to put his name on this game, a 51 yard sprint down the sideline in the first half. Aaron Brown added two touchdowns in the 4th quarter to seal the victory.

http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=300828008
yilduz
Well, it looks like some people are almost as optimistic as I am for our (I had to erase "my" and write "our." I'm so used to talking to non-Lions fans that it's strange to be among some) Lions this year. At about the time of the draft, I was guessing 8-8 if our major guys can stay healthy and in the lineup. Some of them have performed better than I had imagined so far in preseason, and some of them haven't performed as well as I had hoped, but overall, I think it will even out.

ronaldinho0003
8-8 would be nice, Dennis. Last night the Lions faced off against the Bills in their final preaseaon game of 2010. Lions didn't look too sharp coming out of the gate, but their play improved as the game went on. They ended up defeating the Bills 28-23, despite Jahvid Best, Calvin Johnson, and Ndamukong Suh never playing a down.
yilduz
The beginning was terrible, but they kept fighting and ended up coming back. I was getting a little worried near the end but an interception followed by a 102 yard return for a touchdown sealed it. I'm really looking forward to the Lions this year.

Also, Stanton's pass percentage was crap, but I think he played well. If not for him, Detroit may have lost this game. I've always liked Stanton and I'd like to see him get more opportunities.
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(yilduz @ Sep 3 2010, 12:35 PM)
The beginning was terrible, but they kept fighting and ended up coming back. I was getting a little worried near the end but an interception followed by a 102 yard return for a touchdown sealed it. I'm really looking forward to the Lions this year.

Also, Stanton's pass percentage was crap, but I think he played well. If not for him, Detroit may have lost this game. I've always liked Stanton and I'd like to see him get more opportunities.
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Yeah, I'm not so sure Stanton will make the team. I heard rumors that the Lions might only carry two quarterbacks (Stafford and Hill) and keep another specialist or carry another RB. I'm interested to see who is going to make the team, the RB position is log-jammed with Best, Smith, Brown, Morris, and DeDe Dorsey (we'll probably only keep 4). Preseason really doesn't mean a thing though, we'll see next Sunday if we're the real deal or not.
yilduz
Dorsey played pretty well, too. I like watching him, Brown, and Toone in kick/punt returns, but obviously we only need one. I'm sure Best is going to start (in fact, I need him to start for the sake of my fantasy team), but if the Lions were to only hold onto four of those RBs, I'd like to see Smith go on the trading block rather than cut one of the others. It'll probably be Morris that gets cut, though. I would love to see Stanton hold a roster spot, but we're not the decision makers, are we? tongue.gif

Let's see what happens on Sunday.
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(yilduz @ Sep 3 2010, 01:05 PM)
Dorsey played pretty well, too. I like watching him, Brown, and Toone in kick/punt returns, but obviously we only need one. I'm sure Best is going to start (in fact, I need him to start for the sake of my fantasy team), but if the Lions were to only hold onto four of those RBs, I'd like to see Smith go on the trading block rather than cut one of the others. It'll probably be Morris that gets cut, though. I would love to see Stanton hold a roster spot, but we're not the decision makers, are we? tongue.gif

Let's see what happens on Sunday.
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Yes he did play well. Don't forget about Derrick Williams as a KR/PR, he's really improved in those areas since last season (his play at WR hasn't though laugh.gif). Yes, Best will start, I have him on fantasy team also. We were trying to trade Kevin Smith to the Saints for Darren Sharper, but I believe Sharper got injured. I agree with you though, if we cut a RB it will be Morris.
yilduz
QUOTE(ronaldinho0003 @ Sep 3 2010, 01:56 PM)
Yes he did play well. Don't forget about Derrick Williams as a KR/PR, he's really improved in those areas since last season (his play at WR hasn't though laugh.gif). Yes, Best will start, I have him on fantasy team also. We were trying to trade Kevin Smith to the Saints for Darren Sharper, but I believe Sharper got injured. I agree with you though, if we cut a RB it will be Morris.
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I was unaware of that trade rumor. I would have loved to have Sharper. Obviously it doesn't do us any good to have a DB that can't play, but that's where the Lions biggest problems are right now.

On a similar side note, I'm not sure how you feel about it, but I LOVE that they brought back Dre Bly. He should finish his career in Detroit, and I think he would enjoy it, too. He was a hero for Lions fans when he played for them before.
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(yilduz @ Sep 3 2010, 02:04 PM)
I was unaware of that trade rumor. I would have loved to have Sharper. Obviously it doesn't do us any good to have a DB that can't play, but that's where the Lions biggest problems are right now.

On a similar side note, I'm not sure how you feel about it, but I LOVE that they brought back Dre Bly. He should finish his career in Detroit, and I think he would enjoy it, too. He was a hero for Lions fans when he played for them before.
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Yes I loved that move as well. He has looked decent so far in preseason, and he looked great in-person at training camp.
yilduz
And immediately after we were talking about how happy we are about getting Dre Bly, and how well he has been doing, the Lions cut him.

With their secondary suffering as much as it has been, I can't believe they cut Bly. This move makes no sense to me.
ronaldinho0003
The Lions regular season kicks off in a little under 45 hours!
aceecards
Here I am again..

I havent forgot my bold prediction in this thread.

The Lions are going to surprise the bears on Sunday in soldier Field with a late field goal

16-13 will be the final
ronaldinho0003
QUOTE(aceecards @ Sep 10 2010, 04:54 PM)
Here I am again..

I havent forgot my bold prediction in this thread.

The Lions are going to surprise the bears on Sunday in soldier Field with a late field goal

16-13 will be the final
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I think we're going to pull it off as well. I predicted 27-24 and I'm also sticking to it.
yilduz
I didn't make a prediction, but I may... later tongue.gif

How do you guys think Stafford will do? I'm trying to decide if he should start in my fantasy league for week 1.
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