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Old 09-23-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Seriously this is the 3rd time in less then a season that bat down of the ball on a hail mary backfires terribly. That strategy has to be rethought. Teams are just camping WRs out in front of the defenders.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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^^ You know, I was saying the same exact thing to a friend today. I know the percentages are small still for a hail mary to work, but that seems to be the new strategy: Wait for the DBs to bat the ball down, which usually ends up in the ball being knocked forward, and see if you can catch it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:45 AM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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A complete breakdown in communication at the end of the game.

Good teams don't do this.

Lions' D line is supposed to be one of the best in the business.

No sacks vs. the Titans.

On the bright side, Leshoure and Burleson had a good game.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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A complete breakdown in communication at the end of the game.

Good teams don't do this.

Lions' D line is supposed to be one of the best in the business.

No sacks vs. the Titans.

On the bright side, Leshoure and Burleson had a good game.

Yeah, what has happened to the Lions D-Line? Their DBs have been pretty lackluster for the past couple of years now, but the D-Line? Has there been a Suh sighting yet?
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Yeah, what has happened to the Lions D-Line? Their DBs have been pretty lackluster for the past couple of years now, but the D-Line? Has there been a Suh sighting yet?
6 tackles, 2 sacks.

Not too shabby.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:19 AM
YAZ
 
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Ugghh.

That was ugly.

Another return for a TD, dropped passes, and a fumble.

Vikings at home was a must win game.

We are NOT looking good this year.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The thrill is gone ...

-- BB King
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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At least we have October baseball to look forward to.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Friends of Alex Karras say the former Lions great suffered kidney failure in the last two weeks and has been given only a few days to live.

Ex-Lions great Alex Karras suffering from kidney failure | Detroit Lions | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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Sad news. He was up there in age a ways (77). He is far and away the best Detroit Lion NOT in the HOF. A case could be made for the best player in the NFL as far as that goes. IMO he certainly is in the top 10, maybe top 5.

I loved his work on Monday Night Football when Don Meredith left for a few years and went to NBC. And of course it's safe to say he stayed busy in tv and movies for the next 15 years or so after his retirement.

As far as him NOT being in the HOF, he might have rubbed sports writers the wrong way when he was tied in with the gambling scandal that involved him and Green Bay Packer HOFer Paul Hornung in 1963. It's been documented on several sites and tv specials (ESPN Sport Century profile on Paul Hornung being one of them) that Hornung was apologetic and expressed remorse and some feel Karras didn't show the type emotion that Hornung did when Rozelle suspended both of them for the 1963 NFL season.

Regardless, Karras was a great player for 13 years with Detroit. And went to 5 pro bowls, one as an injury replacement. He was also on the 1960's NFL all-decade team.
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