Monday, October 31, 2011

The History of the Detroit Lions Bye Week

When I think of the bye week, I remember these:

Bye 2008, September 24, 2008 Lions Fire Matt Millen

The Lions had a record of 31-84 as a GM when he fired by William Clay Ford.

Martin Mayhew takes over. He put starting QB Jon Kitna on IR with back spasms. We ended starting the likes of Dan Orvolsky, Dante Culpepper and Drew Stanton.

We trade Roy Williams and a 7th for Brandon Pettigrew, Derrick Williams and Aaron Brown.

We go 0-16.

Here is a tribute:

I don't know what to say

Millen with Mr. Ford

Millen with Joe
Millen hires Marty

Bye 2003 October 7, 2003

Charles Rogers breaks collarbone in a collision with Dre Bly. Rogers before the injury had 22 recpetions and 3 touchdowns. He scored only 1 more td in his career.

Here is a tribute:

Let's take Chuck over Andre Johnson
A smoke joke would be to easy
Hopefully, we won't lose the bye

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lions win 45-10 at Denver

2nd win ever at Denver. 1st since 1971. 6 game road winning streak. First time since 2007 we are 6-2.

Magic Playoff Number 4

Here are the scenes:

Mr.C 'Tebows' following a Lion Road Win
Lions victory lamp glows once again.
Scheff with a TD
1st NFL for Titus

Mo Dives over
Eldra Buckley with two tackles and a downed punt.

Bye week.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lions claim S Chris Harris from Chicago

Chris Harris has been claimed off of waivers from the Bears. He joins the Lions 53 man roster replacing Vincent Fuller who was placed on IR.

Here is a tribute:

Harris is in his 7th season out of Louisiana-Monroe in 2005. He was a 6th round pick.

He has played in 88 NFL games with 15 int 12 ff and 8 FR.

As a Bear

Harris as a Panther
As a Warhawk
Welcome to Detroit

Lions place S Vincent Fuller on IR

S Vincent Fuller was placed on Injured Reserve ending his season. Fuller appeared in one game vs. the Bears.

Here is a tribute:

Fuller misses Forte on MNF

At Tennessee

At Va Tech
Good Luck, Vincent

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lions vs Denver All-Time

Denver holds a 6-4 record vs. the Lions. The last win in Denver was 11/7/1971

The last meeting was the famous Lions 44-7 blow out November 4, 2007 at Ford Field
Jon Kitna threw for 252 and 2 td. Shaun Rogers had 2.5 sacks and a 66 yard int TD.

It is hard to remember when he cared.

You may recall the Lions with that win went 6-2. After that win they went 5-47.

9/28/2003 at Mile High

Denver 20 Detroit 17

Joe Harrington threw for 2 tds, one to Charles Rogers and to Scotty Anderson.

Rogers had 4 rec for 62 yards and a TD
He would score 3 more tds in his career.

Christmas, 1999 Denver 17 Lions 7 in the Dome

Lions ran for 32 yards total. Herman Moore had a td catch from Chuck Batch.

Moore caught 4 passes for 62 yards and a TD

Thanksgiving, 1990

Lions 40 Denver 27 at the Dome

Barry ran for 147 and a td.
Bob Gagliano threw for 248 and 3 tds. one to Sanders and two to Richard Johnson.

Ray Crockett picked John Elway. Eddie Murray kicked 4 FG.

Richard Johnson 5 for 83 and 2td.

Thanksgiving 1978 Lions 17 Denver 14

Horace King scored on 1 yard run to ice this win. The late Rick Kane scored on a 2yard run. Benny Ricardo kicked a 19 yard FG.

Benny Ricardo

Horace King had 32 rush yards

11/7/1971 Lions 24 Denver 20 Lions one and only win at Denver

HOFer Charlie Sanders caught a 5 yard TD pass from Greg Landry. Landry threw another td to Earl McCullough. Altie Taylor scored on a 36 yard run. Steve Owens ran for 109 yards and caught 2 passes for 85 yards.

Sanders had 3 catches for 41 yards

Trouble at Defensive Tackle

The Lions have listed Nick Fairley and Sammie Hill as not practicing Wednesday and Thursday. If they are both out due to foot injuries that leaves only Andre Fluellen on the bench. Suh and Corey Williams would have to play a lot more snaps. Chasing Tebow around could be quite a task.

Sammie with a Lions fan
Fairley hobbled by a bad foot

More PT for Andre
More snaps for Corey

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lions sign CB Don Carey and re-sign TE Nathan Overbay

Lions have signed DB Don Carey to the 53 man roster.

Carey is a third year man from Norfolk State. He was 6th round pick of the Browns and then signed with Jags in 2010. He played 15 games, started 10. He totalled 55 tackles and a pick.

He ran a  4.49 40 and did 18 reps at the combine, he jumped 32.5 and 1002. 4.2 shuttle 6.87 3 cone on campus.

Here is a tribute:

Carey with the Jags

#37 with the Browns

at Norfolk State
Welcome to Detroit

 Nathan Overbay was re-signed to the practice squad for the seond time this season.

Here is a tribute:

At Tampa
At Denver

Eastern Washington

Welcome back to Detroit

Lions cut J.J. Finley and Matt Clapp

Lions cut TE J.J. Finley from the 53 man roster. Finley was on the roster for two games. He was active vs. the 49ers but did not play.

Is it a concidence that the two games Finley was on the roster we lost? I think not.

Here is a tribute:

Lions also cut FB Matt Clapp from the practice squad;

This is his second stint on the practice squad and third time we have cut him.

Here is a tribute:

Good Luck, men

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lions playoff scenario

As Jim Mora once said: Playoffs?

I feel 10-6 gets us in.

At Denver    Win
At Chicago  Win
Carolina       Win
Green Bay     Loss
At Saints       Loss
Vikings         Win
At Oakland    Win
Chargers       Loss
At Packers    Loss

That is 10-6. We must win 3 on the road and hold serve vs. the Panthers and Vikings at home.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Scenes from the Roar Zone vs. Falcons

Tough game again for Lions as they fall to 5-2 almost making the playoffs impossible.

Here are the scenes

Photo Shoot on Woodward

One of Detroit's Finest
The Eatem up guy
The Last Lion Pro Bowl QB Greg Landry (1972)
A young woman working kids games at the Ford Field
MSW confident in a Lion 'W'
MSW Celebrates a Cliff Avril Sack
Mr.C knows the Falcons are tough
This young man is rocking the Kitna jersey
MSW celebrates another Hanson FG
MSW celebrates Calvin's 10th TD

We still believe

This sign greeted us after the loss

MSW and the sign

Mr.C feels the sting of the Lions latest loss