The Lions: want to win or advertise with the NFL?

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions Blitz' started by Vic Turner, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Vic Turner Just Sayin

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20816028/detroit-lions-coach-jim-caldwell-nixed-td-done-with

    "I think everybody can split hairs and look at it differently and all that kind of stuff," Caldwell said. "I like to deal with reality, and the reality of it is it doesn't do any good to complain about it. Doesn't do any good to say 'maybe,' 'perhaps.' It's over and done with. We lost the game.

    "They applied the rule as the rule stood correctly, and that's it. End of story."

    Caldwell said plays typically take four seconds to run; the final play of the game started with 12 seconds left. He said the Lions had not specifically used a stopwatch to time the length of the final play, but that they have an idea of how long it should take because of their work on clock management.


    Very disappointed with the Lions response here. There have been questionable calls going versus Detroit and will continue to do so unless someone grows some balls and calls out the NFL with these officiating inconsistencies.

    I ask myself this question, would they call this a non-TD if this was the Patriots?

    The Lions need to decide what they want to do. Win football games or sell F150's with NFL advertising. Sometimes you have to upset the apple cart. Other coaches and organizations would call this out in the press conference. Never the Lions! What is the priority here? Winning???

    Imagine being a player for a team that won't stand up for itself.
  2. Rusty Hilger VP, Wrist Cutter's Club

    It's not on Caldwell to say something.

    It's on Martha.
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  3. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree. Caldwell needs to have the team movin forward to the next game. Martha and Rod Wood can handle that stuff in the meetings.
  4. K-Dawg Big Dawg Is Here!

    It's one thing to be fiery in the moment...but once they're off the field Caldwell needs to get everyone focused on Minny.

    Maybe this will be the motivation they need to step up throughout the game, and not rely on a 4th quarter comeback every week. Lions shouldn't have lost that game when the D gets 3 turnovers like that. You're supposed to win the games you win the turnover battle.
  5. Vic Turner Just Sayin

    I think to just take that defeatist approach hurts you in the long run.

    I am not saying you have to throw chairs across the room and foam at the mouth. Something needs to be said about it. The clock issue, the inconsistency about "the process of the catch" and especially being enough to overturn it on the field.

    You can say something like " we thought it was a touchdown" or "we are surprised they over turned the call on the field". We thought there should be at least one second on the clock.

    Start lobbying for respect, gain more respect from for players, let the NFL know they cant keep doing this!
  6. def 2006 Money Ball Champion!

    With all due respect to the 'there is another game' crowd, he should have fought for that 11 seconds. If Golden was down when they said there was 11 seconds left. He took it kind of in stride, which I get, but come on man, let's see a little fire or argument.

    The NFL is rigged. lol

    Most any other team in the top tier would have had a TD...and not only was the right call made to begin with, but they reversed it! I am still amazed at the BS factor here.
  7. Blaming Barry Well-Known Member

    Yep, and that's why it's always the Lions finding themselves in these predicaments. They rarely ever put anyone away, especially in a game they're not expected to win. They play not to lose rather than play to win. Just look at the Giant game last week. Sure, they won decidedly (thanks to a punt return TD), but they threw what, 4 passes in the second half? They were a horrible Brandon Marshall drop from potentially letting that game get away, all because they played not to lose in the second half. They should have gone for the throat in the second half.
  8. Vic Turner Just Sayin

    Ebron hurt them in the 4tb quarter.

    Put them in some really 3rd and longs.

    Granted they were also playing the NFC champs
  9. Blaming Barry Well-Known Member

    They really need to just give Roberts Ebron's snaps and see what he can do. He can't be any worse.
  10. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    Did you watch him in the preseason? He made Ebron look sure handed.

    I like Roberts, but he needs some time.
  11. Liongeezer Ornery Old Fart

    I have to agree, but at least Roberts would try to block in the run game.
  12. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    Ebron's blocking has been ok this year. One of the nice things to see.
  13. Liongeezer Ornery Old Fart

    Good against the Giants and bad the other 2 games. We need consistency, he is a 4th year "player". You notice I didn't say pro."
  14. Huntermsu Mr. Negativity

    Ebron had a horrific game vs. the Falcons, I don't have an issue reducing his snaps but Roberts wont be the one taking them, it will have to be Fells and TJ Jones and yes it will mean being more predictable because Fells is a blocking specialist and TJ Jones is a slot type WR but at this point Ebrons drops are killing drives and this team seems too good right now to let a high investment player hold the team back.
  15. K-Dawg Big Dawg Is Here!

    So same thing this week. Lions let the Vikes hang around way too long. They lack that killer instinct on O/
  16. goldenlions International Playboy

    Yeah, because the Vikings defense was pretty porous and easy to pass on.

    I think they played okay, given what the defense was doing. The WRs were not getting any separation all day and Stafford was under constant pressure all game.
  17. Blaming Barry Well-Known Member

    It can't be said enough...they really need Decker.
  18. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    Yesterday they either need guys to get open or Stafford to get the ball out. Ball stayed in Stafford's hands too long yesterday. The second sack from Hunter, he held over 4 seconds, that's an eternity in today's game. I was surprised to not see them use Tate on the quick hits more and didn't see as much of Riddick in this one.
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  19. bigdogchris One-trick pony pwner.

    I agree with Caldwell on this issue. Arguing about something in the past is pointless and if you need the officials call to go your way to win, you didn't deserve the win.

    You argue once about this call, then you set the precedent to your players that anytime things don't go their way we can argue with officials about it.

    Shut up and just go win games.

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