Lions vs. Jets: What Just Happened?

 Ugh. What else can I say?
It’s games like this that take your spirit and break it in unimaginable ways. I
kid you not ,
this may have been the worst Lions game I have ever seen. It’s definitely the
worst I’ve ever covered. Many will point to the Chiefs or Cardinals games from
2015, but we expected those games to be bad. And it just kept getting worse and
worse. The Lions went on to lose 48-17.As always, I have thoughts on this game.
These are those thoughts. You should be mad. It’s more than okay to be really,
really mad right nowThe Lions squandered the offseason. When the Bears, Packers
and Vikings went out and spent their money and brought in big time,
game-changing players, the Lions chose to do very little.When the Lions had
chances at good defensive players in free agency and the draft, they chose to do
nothing. The Lions made every single poor choice they could possibly make in the
offseason and it showed on the field Monday night. You can’t help but come away
from this game wondering why we have to put up with this and how much longer
before this team does what’s right and gets help. This is not a great team the
Lions just lost to. This is a losing team with a rookie quarterback playing his
first game ever. I’ve never been the guy to say that someone needs to get fired
or traded Youth
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 , but somebody needs to get fired or
traded after this game. Just an utter embarrassment. The worst game of Matthew
Stafford’s careerDisagree all you want. Matthew Stafford has never played a game
worse than this one. Not even the Arizona game from 2015. He threw four
interceptions, got hurt twice, and just generally looked unlike himself all
night. Seriously, I don’t think that was Matthew Stafford. I imagine a scene
like this went down after the game when Matt Patricia confronted Stafford in the
locker room. Let’s be real here. This is not something to expect from Stafford
every week and we know that. Guys have bad games. Ben Roethlisberger threw four
interceptions this week too. Matt Ryan had a horrible Thursday night game as
well. I’m not too worried about Stafford as early as tomorrow. I’m personally
going to need a big bounce back for my fantasy team next week. The offensive
line is back on its bullThis offensive line is just so damn odd. So much talent
is on this line and they truly have the capability to be great. Yet they aren’t
and they have a hard time trying to figure out how to just be average. Seeing
your franchise quarterback laying on the turf in pain twice in the first game of
the year is not at all good. Things need to change. At this point, I’m begging
for things to change. We all are. The run game is still not goodIf you were
expecting a major turnaround on Monday night, you did not get that at all.
Kerryon Johnson did nothing, LeGarrette Blount left the game with an injury,
Ameer Abdullah was inactive and Theo Riddick still can’t run the ball no matter
how badly [insert offensive coordinator here] wants him to. I don’t even want to
talk about it anymore. Seriously. I’m just going to stop this segment right
here. Kenny Golladay played his butt offSomebody had to have done something
right on Monday right? Yes. Kenny Golladay had a pretty dang good game. He
grabbed seven receptions for 114 yards. He’s going to be a problem for defenses
all year... especially when (if?) the Lions figure out how to play offense.
Golladay also had a big defensive play ,
too. He forced a fumble after Stafford’s second interception—a play that set up
a Lions field goal. Golladay is by far and away the only good thing about this
game. Now everyone get emotional with me!Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay
misses second straight practice The New England Patriots will be in town in just
a few days, and they’re likely bringing a brand new toy with them. Wide receiver
Josh Gordon practiced with the Patriots on Wednesday and he’s going to bring a
new aspect to New England’s already-feared offense.Unfortunately for the Detroit
Lions, they may be short one of their best weapons to neutralize Gordon and
quarterback Tom Brady. Cornerback Darius Slay missed his second consecutive
practice on Thursday due to a concussion he suffered in a helmet-to-helmet
collision during the third quarter of his contest with the San Francisco
49ers.The Lions have already made a move in the secondary, re-signing DeShawn
Shead to the squad despite cutting him just before the season started. Shead is
a big, physical corner who started 15 gameswith the Seahawks in 2016 before
suffering a torn ACL in the postseason. Since then, he’s been working his way
back into playing shape, and appeared to be on the track to compete for a
starting job in Detroit. But another minor injury and inconsistent play made him
expendable during roster cuts.If Slay can’t work his way out of concussion
protocol before Sunday, Shead will like get some playing time alongside Nevin
Lawson and Teez Tabor ,
both of whom have struggled in the first two weeks of the season. Elsewhere,
Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) and T.J. Lang (back) were both at practice and fully
padded. Last week, Ansah was present at each practice, but he wasn’t able to
play on Sunday. Thursday marks the first time since his Week 1 injury that he
participated with shoulder pads on.
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