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whitedust
11-22-2009, 05:37 PM
Stafford throws touchdown on last paly with injured wing & wins game. Gutty ,gutty kid. Stafford worth every penny of $41,000,000. Wait until this team belives they can win & will be hard to beat.

caged_beagle
11-22-2009, 07:52 PM
lots of wishfull thinking there.......

trailshredder
11-22-2009, 08:02 PM
Easy whitedust they were playing Cleveland. The Lions are still horrible. Although I agree Stafford seems to be a bright spot.

yamaholic
11-22-2009, 11:57 PM
Who's gonna win turkey day Lions or Packers? I'll take the Lions there on a roll. haha

whitedust
11-23-2009, 01:01 AM
The kid has talent if they can keep him healthy anything is possible. Without Stafford same old same old. They need his spark to belive they can win. I hope he can play Thursday but he will be stiff as a board after the beating he took.

chad66
11-23-2009, 09:13 AM
Pete I do agree a little bit with you. If a team really believes in there QB and he show's greatness than it can elevate them to play harder IF they really care. Come Thursday I hope the Lions lay an egg! Now that the Packers are FINALLY rushing the QB if Stafford tries to play hurt the Packers may smell blood in the water and really go after him, atleast that's what I'm hoping for!!!

Chad@M&M

upbarleyboy
11-23-2009, 11:03 AM
3 wins--Stafford should be handed the keys to the city!!

whitedust
11-23-2009, 11:26 AM
Lions up & continue to improve, Bears down, down,Green Bay so so & Vikes will be SB champs & could repeat if BF keeps magic going....

swanee
11-23-2009, 11:49 AM
Does anyone have the win/loss stat of the last 4 years for the Lions? I thought I saw like 3 and 48. How can a professional team still be around when they have a consistent less than 10% win rate.

Falcon20
11-23-2009, 12:26 PM
and from the other side of the ball.... my Browns just gave me more pain.

whitedust
11-23-2009, 12:52 PM
Browns coming around too but Lions are better at this pont. Both have good young QBs. Rather be them than the Bears. Looks like Denver will get some good draft picks for Cutler. Bear future looks very bleak unless they buy a team. Getting old & no good draft picks & need everything but a place kicker. I think Bear fans feel helpless at this point no young players to bring up & mold just same old players that get more worn & worse each game.http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/sad.gif

snowsdog
11-23-2009, 03:53 PM
Keys to the city? Kwame AKA "the hip hop convict mayor" sold those while he was in office.:-)

indybru
11-23-2009, 05:37 PM
The Bears are pathetic and stupid but I'm still a fan. Anyway they will have lots of money to spend on free agents because they won't have to pay the big bucks on unproven first round draft picks. Now the objective is to spend it wisely which the current leadership has shown they have no clue.

whitedust
11-23-2009, 08:05 PM
indybru: I'm a Bear fan too & bought Direct TV NFL ticket so I can watch the Da Bears. I agree only way forward after Cutler trade is free agents. I can only hope they spend big next year or they will be last place as Lions get better & better.If they have anybody that can play on the practice squad they should bring up NOW. Any position give them a try. We need somebody anybody to step up & play well. Bears are awfulhttp://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/sad.gif

ubee
11-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Lions QB Stafford May Not Play vs Packers


Nov 23, 6:31 PM (ET)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson played the game Sunday that Detroit Lions fans had been waiting all season to see.
Stafford set an NFL rookie passing record with 422 yards in a 38-37 victory over Cleveland and became the youngest player to throw five touchdown passes in a game. Johnson had seven catches for a career-best 161 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown.

Trouble is, a national TV audience might not get to see either player on Thursday.

Stafford and Johnson were both injured on a chaotic play as time expired, and Lions coach Jim Schwartz didn't sound optimistic that either would be available to face Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day.

caged_beagle
11-24-2009, 11:36 AM
Reported on ESPN today that the above post is correct. NO Stafford on Turkey Day!

whitedust
11-24-2009, 12:44 PM
I didn't think so he was hurting on last play. Oh well save him for better times. He will win games.

datdude
11-24-2009, 01:26 PM
Good to hear that Fumblepepper will be playing Thursday!

indybru
11-24-2009, 02:45 PM
Whitedust, I agree Stafford is the real deal. He was awesome against the Bears. That's when I thought they were good. The Lions deserve their day in the sun they have had some lean years. I actually like the teams in the NFC north if it's not the Bears I hope someone else does well in representing the division. Feel the same way about teams in the Big Ten (Bolilermaker Fan).

whitedust
11-24-2009, 03:05 PM
Vikes should go all the way & win SB the rest of the North will be watching on TV.

michaeladams
11-24-2009, 06:27 PM
i'm a packer fan but with the injurys on sunday i think lions have a pretty good chance.especially after listening to mccarthy,he seems lost and has no idea what to do now

whitedust
11-25-2009, 01:06 AM
McCarthy will do like all coaches do line up someone else & play the game. He is hiding in the grass so his players realize they have to step it up to win when key players go down. This would be a great game if Stafford was playing. Lions not the the same without him. How bad is the Stafford injury?

chad66
11-25-2009, 09:23 AM
By the sounds of it Stafford will probably be back the following week. The kid has a serious gun on him but I have faith that they will manage to screw things up in Detroit before they become too good!

Any chance Mike and Ted will still be fired if GB can pull off a winning season!?

Chad@M&M

bigfoot
11-25-2009, 07:54 PM
I see they sold the Silverdome for $583,000. Yikes, there are homes around here that go for that!

caged_beagle
11-26-2009, 04:42 PM
good thread!

PACK:34
LIONS:12

ubee
11-27-2009, 07:00 AM
What ever happened to bringing a young QB along slowly in the NFL. Poor kid has alot of talent but is taking a beating to his body!I guess everygame the Lions play is their Superbowl!

whitedust
11-27-2009, 11:59 AM
To play him the entire game was NOT a smart thing to do. Save Stafford for better days or he will have zippers from head to toe this summer & not be ready for camp. This kid is as close to a young Farve as I have seen. Terrible throwing mechanics but the ball is coming out of a mass of pass rushers. Then Stafford pats D linemen on the butt after they slam him & he can run very well when he sees daylight. Always smiling looks like a 16 year old kid back there enjoying the game.