Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The History of the Lions vs. Saints

The Lions are 9-10-1 all-time vs. the Saints. The first game 11/24/1968 a 20-20 tie at Tiger Stadium.

Here are some memories from the series:

9/13/2009 Saints 45 Lions 27 at the Superdome.

Stafford threw for 3 picks and the Lions rushed for 33 yards. Brees had 358 yards and 6td passing. Mike Bell ran for 143 yards. Rookie Louis Delmas had a 65 yard FR for a TD.

Don Muhlbach forces a Reggie Bush Fumble
Anthony Henry with one of his two Lions picks
Delmas takes off on 65 yard FR TD.

12/21/2008 Saints 42 Lions 7

I remember this game because my man Pav and I went to the game and stood out in the freezing cold trying to buy tickets. We got in and we were already down 14-0.
Brees had 351 and 2 td.

Orlvosky 10/23/2 125 passing
Colston beats Ramzee Robinson for a TD
Kevin Smith ran for 111 yards and a TD
The Lions finished 0-16

Last win 12/24/2005 Lions 13 Saints 12 at the Superdome

Jason Hanson kicked a 39 yard FG as the clock expired.

Joey was 17/30/1 for 210 yards. Roy Williams had 4 catched for 111 yards.

Joey and Roy
9/29/2002 Lions 26 Saints 21

Janson Hanson kicked 4 Field Goals. James Hall had 22 yard FR for TD. Bill Schroeder caught a 38 yard td pass from Joey Harrington (20/35/0 267)

Corey Harris and Chris Claiborne both had picks.

9/3/2000 Lions 14 Saints 10

Desmond Howard had a 95 yard punt reutrn to win the game. Stoney Case threw 13/25 1 100 yards.
James Stewart ran for 78 yards. Kelvin Prtichett and Tracy Scroggins both had 2 sacks.

Scroggins with one of his two sacks

10/28/1990 Lions 27 Saints 10

Jimmy Williams had 53 yard FR TD. Rodney Peete was 16/25/0 246 and a touchdown to Robert Clark (6-124). Lions had 4 picks one each by Ray Crockett, Chris Oldham, Chris Spielman and William White.

Williams with a TD

10/12/1980 Lions 24 Saints 13 at the Pontiac Silverdome

Billy scored 2 tds
Billy Sims 91 yards 2td rushing and 62 receiving  yards.

Scott with a td run
Freddie (Doc) Scott had a 48 yard rush td and 66 receving yards.

Archie Manning threw 314 yards and a td to Wes Chandler.

The Lions win gave them a 5-1 record. We finished 9-7

Lions sign Keyunta Dawson and Marcus Harris

To replace the suspended Suh, the Lions have signed DE Keyunta Dawson. He was signed as UFA this summer and cut. He had 5 tackles this preseason. A fifth year man who was 7th round pick by the Colts.

Here is a tribute:

Dawson in camp this summer

Played 4 years with the Colts making 113 tackles

At Texas Tech
Welcome back to Detroit

Lions sign WR Marcus Harris to the Practice Squad. Harris is UDFA out of Murray State. He was a camp player this summer. He returned 1 punt for 0 yards in the preseason. At Murray State, he had 216 rec for 2,471 yards. He also returned two kicks for TD.

Here is a tribute:

Harris in preseason action

Murray State
Welcome back to Detroit

WR Nate Hughes was placed Injured Reserve. He was a camp cut after being signed from the Jags. He has 8 games of NFL experience catching 5 passes for 70 yards and a td. In the preseason, Hughes 47 yards from scrimmage and a td along with 125 yards  in kick returns.

Here is a tribute:

Nate scores in the preseason
8 games for the Jags

Alcorn State
Good Luck, Nate.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Busy Tuesday Suh suspended, Donohue on IR, Silva Active

The Lions have placed UDFA rookie punter Ryan Donohue on injured reserve ending his season. He played in 8 games with average 42.7 on 49 punts.

Here is a tribute:

Donohue punts on MNF
Donohue tackles Marcus Sherrels
at Iowa
Lions activate UDFA S Ricardo Silva from the practice squad. He was in camp and played in the preseason for us. He had 14 tackles 2 interceptions including one of Tom Brady. At Hampton's pro day he ran 4.6 and did an impressive 24 reps of 225.

Here is a tribute:

Silva picks Tom Brady

FF at Hampton

Pick at Hampton
Congrats to Ricardo

The Lions have signed UDFA CB Brandon Stephens from Miami (oh) to the Practice Squad. He was in camp with the Lions this summer. He ran 4.62 in the 40 and ran an impressive 6.81 3 cone drill at his pro day.

Here is a tribute:

Stephens blankets Calvin at camp

Brandon battles the Gators at Miami
Flips this Temple WR
Nuff said
Welocme back to Detroit

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lions sign Slade Norris and release Aaron Lavaris

Aaron Lavaris has been released from the practice squad.

Lavaris was a UDFA from Idaho.

Here is a tribute:

As a Vandal
Good Luck Aaron

Lions sign LB Slade Norris. Norris is a third year man from Oregon State. He was a 4th round pick by the Raiders in 2009. He has experience with the Raiders and Jags playing in 9 career games with 4 tackles.

Here is a tribute

Norris played 4 games with the Raiders in 2009
Norris finished with 19 sacks at Oregon State
Welcome to Detroit

Lions Re-sign Aaron Brown

RB Aaron Brown is back. Brown was a 6th round pick in 2009 from TCU. He has played in 21 games for the Lions starting 2. He has rushed for 189 yards, 129 yards receiving and 951 yards on 42 KOR in his career.

Here is a tribute:

AB hangs with fans from 345 15.
Brown jumps into the crowd following his only career TD.
AB flips in the preseason

AB hauls the mail

AB rushed 2,590 and 20td at TCU
 Welcome Back to Detroit

Look who made the free press

Mr. C and Louis Delmas


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Jahvid Best season over

Best was placed on injured reserve because of concussions. His college career at Cal ended early because of a scary concussion. Many including me were criticial of Mayhew trading up for Best in 2010. He has shown game breaking ability but has been hurt most of the time.

Best has played 22 games for the Lions starting 15.
His career stats are 255/945/6 td rush
85/774/3 receiving 1 lost fumble

Here is a tribute:

Season ending concussion

Monday night game vs the Bears 163 yards rushing

Actually suffered a concussion the play before this fumble

Last play of college career

Best had about 3,200 yards from Scrimmage and 35 rush/rec td

Get Better Jahvid

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Scenes from the Roar Zone Packers

Tough one today for the Lions as they lose their 8th straight game on Thanksgiving and 10 out of 11. They are 3-3 at home this season.

Here are the scenes:

MSW at the corner of Cass and Second
This young  man left his car running in the middle street
This clown bumrushed me on Woodward
Lions fan tailgate
Packers fan taunt MSW
This Packer fan attacked me
MSW with the eat'em up guy
Extra Tickets?
MSW enters Ford Field
Detroit's Finest and some S.W.A.G.
MSW with Detroit's Finest

MSW attacks a Cheese Head
MSW with some Fellow Lions Fans
Lions Ticket Account Rep Hoa Tran gets sum Packers Luv.
MSW with a Honolulu Blue Finger

Mr.C meets Packers QB Aaron Rodgers pregame
This young man bought this jersey @ a car wash for $40
This young lady taunted us all game
Lions fan celebrate a Keiland Williams TD
This young man wore a Tracy Scroggins jersey
This young man wore a Tony Mandarich jersey
Packers fans enjoy Ford Field
This sign greets us on Second
Best sight of the day. Our car intact

Go Lions