stewbert: IamKaiserSoze!!!: ***snip***Who (besides Ford) would promote Millen's #2 man after that fiasco? Mayhew may be doing ok, but that is the straw that caused me to turn against the Lions and replace it with college ball.I'm sick of hearing how nice a guy Ford is. Nice hasn't done jack.
Mr Guy: Nonsense, and the rule interpretation is incoherent.
IAmRight: thesloppy: Note that the previous 2 Lions possessions ended in a reception that was fumbled by Pettigrew and an interception that was overturned, and Stafford had (uncharacteristically) already twice taken sacks that knocked them out of field goal range.Yes, I already know all that, as I pointed it out as factors that lessen the stupidity of it. Still dumb, though.
IAmRight: meanmutton: A mishandled snap that's fallen on means a kick from around the 54 or so, which is certainly within his range.This line of thinking is so stupid and coaches really need to stop thinking it's acceptable. You don't coach based on "well, if this extremely unlikely play happens, we MIGHT still have a shot at making a play" - you coach to put your team in the best possible position to win./just because everyone does it doesn't make it a good decision
IamKaiserSoze!!!: Ok, there's two things going on here.First, the farking rule is nonsensical and needs to be revised.Second, Schwartz is an asshole and needs to be gone. I was a huge supporter of his three years ago, but it's become apparent that his lack of discipline has flowed down through the entire team. I've been waiting forty years for a decent football team in Detroit and now that they have the talent, they've got a shift head coach.
rorypk: Maybe they should give the refs a little more discretion, so if something is clearly against the spirit of the game, they can ignore certain rules? Maybe a call to someone at the league office while under the hood? Predictability of rules makes the game fair for everyone, but there's a point where an incorrect call undermines the integrity of the game. Wouldn't be too hard for an official to say f it in that circumstance and let the review proceed. Seems every season there's at least one stupid wrinkle in the rule book that completely screws up a game, and if the refs were allowed to use common sense, there is an obvious equitable solution available. Of course all these poorly written rules go against the Lions, so no one cares. Process of the catch
sigdiamond2000: No they don't. This team deserves anything and everything bad that could possibly befall it. They are one of the worst run franchises in the history of American professional sports.Stop giving them your money.
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