The following were posts I made to my blog as the game was happening. I was watching the game from home via NFL Sunday ticket.
Updating the blog from my phone, its halftime and our special teams and offensive coordinators are idiots. How do you fall for a fake punt?
How the hell do you call a pass on 3rd-and-4? Not only that, they call another pass on the next drive, 3rd-and-2. We were running well, I could do a better job of calling plays for this team.
Holy crap are they serious, how do they expect to win? First possession of the second half, 3rd-and-3, another pass and guess what they didn't get it.
This is turning into a live blog, is Scott Linehan drunk? He passes on 3rd-and-short but runs out of shotgun on 2nd-and-14? I just don't understand.
WOOOO! Bryant Johnson finally makes a catch and Matthew Stafford takes it in for the touchdown. Then we actually converted the two-point conversion!
My god Zack Follet just murdered the Rams returner. We were also able to hold them on third down, starting to look better but now we need to score.
Good job pinning them deep Nick Harris, to bad we can't stop Steve Jackson. We gotta hold em from scoring here. COME ON DEFENSE!
WILL JAMES WITH THE STOP! Detroit ball at the five, that's ugly but at least we got the ball with the game tied.
Damn, the one time we shoulda ran it on third down its a fake draw, the real thing might have got a first, how ironic. Here we go asking the defense to save our ass again, but it may be too much.
So it looks like were going to lose this game on a bogus pass interference call? Looked uncatchable to me, almost as bad as Peterson getting called for that noogie earlier. The refs absolutely blow calls in our games weekly.
The Rams have to be paying the refs, nobody gets that many calls back-to-back. The zebras are giving this game away now, its pretty much over.
Well as you can see from what turned into a live blog session earlier, the Detroit Lions managed to blow the Rams game. However it truly was a team effort, the defense held them to 17 points, what more can you ask?
The wide receivers proved that other than Calvin Johnson, none of them should be on this team next year. If you can't catch a pass that hits you in the hands, you shouldn't be in the NFL.
Matthew Stafford was actually very good, the fans at the game who were taunting him are idiots. If you didn't see the game, there were Joey chants. Way to get plastered at the game and be idiots. Stafford looked like he actually got his overthrow problems in check, its not his fault the WRs all have butterfingers.
Zack Follet is a special teams monster, if he only makes one hit like that per season, he needs to stay on the roster. Safety Louis Delmas is the same way, he had some big plays today. Deandre Levy actually should have had a interception, but thanks to Steven Jackson's pass interference not being called, no such luck. The returning Dewayne White on the other hand did come up with one; he seems to have a nose for interceptions.
Kevin Smith did pretty well until he went out with a hurt shoulder and Maurice Morris did just as well coming in as a backup. Defensively, it was Smith's heads up tackle that netted the Lions the safety.
Now as for the coaching, are you guys kidding me? Stan Kwan's special teams sucked on returns and fell for the fake punt. The only bright spot was Zack Follet but that has nothing to do with Kwan, Follet is just a hitter.
The Redskins took away play calling from Zorn and we need to do the same for Linehan. How does this joke not dial up a run on any of the third-and-shorts we had when the receivers were dropping passes? This isn't rocket science, if its not working, try something else.
That pretty much sums up my Sunday, it wasn't pretty and we gave away a winnable game. I had us down for at least four wins, but now I'm saying were probably going to win two games and that's it. The coaches need to get their crap together because this loss was a complete team effort.