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Louis Friend

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  1. Preseason GT #3: Lions vs Evil

    This is the match-up I want to see. Our #1's against the defending champs.
  2. Matthew Stafford Expectations

    Lions will always try to make the run game respectable, but as long as Stafford is the QB, they will be a pass-happy offense. I think the two things really holding Stafford back from being a top 5 QB is efficiency and playoff success. He needs to win big games and do so without error. The numbers he had going pre-hand injury were a huge leap for him, but went with what he did with JBC after Lombardi was let go. I see that trend continuing if the numbers don't necessarily match. 65-67% comp %, 30+ TDs, <10 INTs. Win the big games. Win against New Orleans, Green Bay, Pitt, Baltimore, etc. Win a playoff game. This is the next hurdle for Stafford.
  3. Goodness Gracious- DE Issues

    Jared Odrick?
  4. Preseason GT #1: Lions vs Colts

    Brandon Copeland tore his pec, requires surgery, out of the year.
  5. Predict the final 53

    Brandon Copeland, torn pec, out for the year.
  6. Predict the final 53

    I agree with this mostly. However, Copeland went to the locker room with an injured shoulder during the preseason game. Depending on severity, I could see him either on IR or cut. I don't know if Alex Carter is practice squad eligible. That is why I put him on the roster. The team has said this season is make or break for him, so I don't see them cutting him right away. But I don't know if he's used up his 3 PS stints yet. I also don't see the Lions trying to stash Kaaya on the practice squad. We saw what happened last season when we tried that with Rudock. Chicago tried to sign him and we had to add him to the 53. I see it playing out again this year with injuries piling up for alot of teams already.
  7. Preseason GT #1: Lions vs Colts

    Hate on Roberts? By claiming he played a horrible game, even while complimenting his blocking skills? Go watch the game, he played terribly. That's not an overreaction, just an observation. Sorry if that hurts your feelings.
  8. Preseason GT #1: Lions vs Colts

    I didn't see much overreaction. Unless you are referring to something outside of this thread.
  9. Preseason GT #1: Lions vs Colts

    Jeremiah Valoaga should get a long look the next three games. Also need Zettel, Ledbetter, O'Connor to play quick.
  10. Predict the final 53

    QB: (3) Matthew Stafford, Jake Rudock, Brad Kaaya RB: (4) Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washington WR: (5) Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay, Jared Abbrederis, Keshawn Martin TE: (3) Eric Ebron, Darren Fells, Michael Roberts OL: (9)Greg Robinson, Graham Glasgow, Travis Swanson, TJ Lang, Rick Wagner, Cyrus Kouandjio, Storm Norton, Joe Dahl, Laken Tomlinson DE: (5) Ezekiel Ansah, Anthony Zettel, Cornelius Washington, Pat O'Connor, Jeremiah Valoaga DT: (5) Haloti Ngata, A'Shawn Robinson, Akeem Spence, Jeremiah Ledbetter, Jordan Hill LB: (5) Jarrad Davis, Tahir Whitehead, Paul Worrilow, Antwione Williams, Jalen Reeves-Maybin CB: (6) Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson, Quandre Diggs, DJ Hayden, Teez Tabor, Jamal Agnew S: (5) Glover Quin, Tavon Wilson, Miles Killebrew, Don Carey, Alex Carter K: (1) Matt Prater P: (1) Sam Martin LS: (1) Don Muhlbach PUP/IR/SUS: Taylor Decker, Armonty Bryant, Khyri Thornton, Kerry Hyder, Brandon Copeland
  11. Preseason GT #1: Lions vs Colts

    Jim Caldwell just said in post-game pressure Hyder suffered a significant achilles injury. Fox 2 reporter mentioned being out for the season.
  12. Sunday Preseason Games

    He hasn't really been discussed during training camp. I hope he gets an extended look during the 3 remaining preseason games. We are getting thin at DL with injuries/suspensions.
  13. Preseason GT #1: Lions vs Colts

    Offense: Great- Kenny Golladay. Made tough catches, looked poised, good concentration. Good- Brad Kaaya. Reading defenses, not forcing things, going through his progressions, looking off defensive pressure, etc. Bad- Matt Asiata. I didn't expect much of him, but I don't even think he outplayed Washington or Zenner. At best, he's our 5th RB at an injury-riddled position that we didn't really address in the offseason. I wouldn't be shocked to see him get cut. Terrible- Michael Roberts. He fumbled. He dropped. He was short on yardage. He had some good blocks. But in the pass game, he is Ebron 2.0. Defense: Great- Anthony Zettel. He was active and consistent. He got pressure on the QB and moved around the Lion for the Lions playing both DE and DT today. Good- Jeremiah Valoaga. I haven't really heard about him during training camp, but he played well today. I'd like to see him get extended snaps with the 1st and 2nd units the next 3 games to see if he can catch on here for a roster spot. Bad- Paul Worrilow. He got a couple good stats, including a sack, but he also missed a handful of assignments and tackles. He won't be bad depth, but I can understand why Atlanta didn't keep him as a starter. Terrible- No one. Not that there weren't bad plays and assignments, but no one stood out in a terrible way for the Lions defensively this game. It's preseason. Starters played two series. We were without alot of starters including Slay, Ansah, etc. We held them to 3 pts, terrible 3rd down effeciency and no where near touchdown distance until late in the 4th quarter.
  14. Preseason GT #1: Lions vs Colts

    Kaaya 7/8 64 yds and 1 TD, reading the defense, making sound decisions, reading the field. I like this kid alot.