Sad to say, Meow and zwic make the most sense on this board. I can't defend this team. I've tried for years. I just look foolish down here in TN defending Detroit.......Nice to know slappies still exisist but I'm not one of them.I've been one of the most critcal fans on this board. I am not one to sugar coat anything when it comes to a team that i am a fan of. EVERY team is going to have those fans who look past the deficiencies in a team and try to see the positive in it all. When you are on a Lions chat board -- OF COURSE, you are going to have quite a few guys like that.
Stafford is a good QB.....Calvin is a monster.....Suh is good....Other then that, the Lions suck!!!!!!!!!! We have 3 posistions covered and need 20 other posistions filled with better players......
The scheme and coaching blow, Millen blows, WCF blows......Sorry slappies, were Detroit and this has been the MO since WCF has been here. It will remain as such till a Ford Doesn't even own one share in the company.
Since that hasnt happened I choose to live in the reality of right now, and that is a team with gaping holes in many different areas, 7 starters as free agents, a team with no money currently with which to resign them (or anyone to replace them with), and a GM whose 4 year track record in the draft is nothing short of flat out awful. That's reality, not bitching.No one is denying that. This is a rebuilding year. You contributions concerning the salary cap are appreciated. There are some here though who do nothing but puke out the same old tired line.
You actually said in that post that "crying" makes you look weak. Haha, what a load of s#$t that statement is. Cause my view, and many others, is that trying to pretend that all is good with this franchise and things are headed in the right direction just make those people look flat out stupid.No one is pretending all is good. Only difference is most are looking at what can be done to get better instead of crying that no matter what is done and who we get that it will always be bad. And yes crying always makes anyone look weak in any facet of life. Besides, If we want to listen to that that kind of crap we have women for that.
I dont know what your definition of winner is but I'll bet it doesnt include teams in last place in their division, a 4-12 record,A winner never gives up. They dont let a bad play or a bad game or even a bad season sway them. They dont let it effect what they do going forward. They dont sit in the middle of the field and crying about how bad they suc. They pick them selves up and try to figure out how to get better.
And I have said that I will give the Detroit Clown Show the opportunity to undue the damage they have done and put the team on the right track. But I dont think those in charge have done what you advocate. I dont believe they have learned and therefore we wont be better going forward, and until I see a whole helluva lot more than what I've seen in the four years prior I wont be signing the praises of this team not one damn bit.Agreed. Noone that I know of thinks they are. That does not mean getting better players cant make a difference. The coaches and management will not last too much longer, but it would be nice to have some talent for the new regime to work with.
TPaul, did you hack MikeD's password?
WCF has spent the max he is allowed to due to the cap, he built the Lions a new stadium downtown and has basically zero to do with anything that goes on with the team otherwise, so knocking WCF is silly.Agreed. Our Stadium and practice facilities are top-notch, and we spend to the cap every year. Not much more you can ask for from an owner, is there?
That does not mean getting better players cant make a difference. The coaches and management will not last too much longer, but it would be nice to have some talent for the new regime to work with.The Lions continue to disappoint and the fans continue to make excuses!! We've seen this song and dance to many times before, pro bowlers getting cut or traded because they don't fit someone elses scheme. Your riding the fence there big guy and what your basically stating is your okay with the Lions being a schedule filler and anyone else is a loser or whiner for demanding better. Either you believe in the GM and HC can lead the Organization to the promise land or their going to leave it in such a mess that we'll get to see history repeat itself once again. Its kinda like an old saying... "chit or get off the pot", Millen did neither.
We call that front-running where I come from
Odd that I got Meows' attention with my post. I must of said some things that bothered him a little?Meow may be a little more negative then most, but at least he contributes. He has been the salary cap guru. Saves me tons of time an effort of having to research the numbers. There are some here though that contribute nothing whatsoever and either bash, antogonize or plain whine. Those are the ones that should just find another team to follow. I dont understand what the big deal is. People can be a fan of any team they wish. And why take the poor performance to heart and be so upset 2 months after the season is over. The way I look at it is I did not lose a thing. I am not a player or coach on the team. I just happen to be a fan. If they stink then they stink, not really going to effect my life as I am not the one losing the games.
TPaul, did you hack MikeD's password?no one hacked my account.
A winner never gives up. They dont let a bad play or a bad game or even a bad season sway them. They dont let it effect what they do going forward. They dont sit in the middle of the field and crying about how bad they suc. They pick them selves up and try to figure out how to get better.I could not have put it any better. Too many think winning is a after effect. It's not. It's a state of mind.
Meow may be a little more negative then most, but at least he contributes. He has been the salary cap guru. Saves me tons of time an effort of having to research the numbers.
Thanks for your comments and reviving that fond memory for me.Anytime.
Exactly. It's not his fault that he's a grumpy old codger, but at least he knows his shit********...I resemble this remark half the time too, LOL.