The Anthony Zettel Band Wagon Train is leaving the station.

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions Blitz' started by Rusty Hilger, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club

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  2. Blaming Barry Well-Known Member

    Hopefully it works out. Although I have to wonder if we'd be seeing all of these glowing reports about him if Decker was in there.
  3. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    Glass half empty thinking...but I thought the same thing.

    Still that does speak to Decker being really good, too. Zettel will face some shitty Tackles.
  4. Felix True Fan

    me three
  5. Liongeezer Ornery Old Fart

    Zettel is beating two guys trying to learn new blocking techniques at left tackle. The media is giving him a lot of hype. I like Zettel, but this is going overboard.
  6. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club

    He looked really really good Sunday.

    Carried himself like a veteran. Thought I was watching Kyle VanDenbosch for a minute.
  7. Liongeezer Ornery Old Fart

    Agreed, looked much quicker than last year.
  8. Huntermsu Mr. Negativity

    Considering the amount of injuries that train is going to be traveling a lot miles, lets see how good it actually is.
  9. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club

    Injuries have been mostly over-blown. Bryan? Always suspended anyway. Part-time , undersized role player.

    Hyder? Flash in the pan. High-effort guy who flashes at times but not someone I was counting on. Copeland? Doesn't even have a natural position. Bubble player, so this just made the roster decision that much easier.

    The rest of the guys we have left ... Zettel ... the undrafted rookies ... all fall in to the same general category of "promising depth player" that our injured guys all fall under, so no real dropoff.

    Ansah is the only guy we should be worried about. With the injured guys, our Defensive Ends rotation consisted of "Ansah and a bunch of guys." And with the injuries, it's "Ansah and a bunch of other guys." The "bunch of guys" part being mostly interchangeable commodities.
  10. goldenlions International Playboy

    I am only interested in the health of Sam Martin at this point.
  11. Blaming Barry Well-Known Member

    I don't disagree with your sentiment about Hyder as a player, but I think you're undervaluing the importance of a role player like that. Sure, a guy like Zettel may be able to replace his performance, but now you're talking about a rotation of Zettel and a bunch of guys versus Hyder, Zettel and a bunch of guys. Hyder is a little more than just a guy.
  12. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club


    I still think he's more of a "system" guy who fills a specific role that he just happens to be well-suited for. And granted, he is a "good" system guy. But I also think Cornwash could be a very effective system guy, and he seems to be getting healthier.
  13. lionsmack Right down the middle

    I kinda like this Steve Longa cat. With Copeland out, I think he's got a great chance to be our ST specialist. Seems to play with emotion.
  14. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club

    Still seems like I could be watching Kyle VanDenbosch out there.
  15. Liongeezer Ornery Old Fart

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  17. Huntermsu Mr. Negativity


    We get it Anthony Zettel is a white guy...
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  18. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club


    Is he? I hadn't noticed.
  19. Huntermsu Mr. Negativity


    I heard tell he once tackled a tree...
  20. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club

    I hear he doesn't go to bars. He finds a spot and stays there until they build a bar around him. And when he's done, he lights a match, burns the place down, and says "I always believe in leaving a place the way it was when you came."
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  21. TheDane Well-Known Member

    Rusty, hook...line and sinker...
  22. K-Dawg Big Dawg Is Here!

    I once saw him scissor kick Angela Lansbury.
  23. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club

    I once had cancer and Kenny Golladay touched me and cured me of my leprosy.
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