Monday, November 26, 2012

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh not suspended

Suh will not suspended for kicking Texan QB Matt Schaub in the Jimmy.

Here are the scenes

Suh kicks Schaub in the Jimmy by accident

Schaub reacts to the Jimmy Kick by Suh

Suh sacks Cutler in 2012

Suh stomps Evan Dietrich-Smith in 2011
Suh destroys Cutler's head gear in 2011

Suh slams Cutler down too hard in 2010

Suh has a hold of Jake Delhomme in 2011

Suh destroys  Dalton's helmet in 2011
Suh destroys his car in 2011
Welcome back to Detroit

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Detroit Lions contract updates

Players who will be a unrestricted free agent with salary for 2012
Cliff Avril $10.6 mil
Gosder Cherlius $2.31 mil
Erik Coleman $825,000
Louis Delmas $973,250
Justin Durant $2.25 mil
Drayton Florence $825,000
Dylan Gandy $1 mil
Jason Hanson $2.55 mil
Nick Harris $925,000
Jerome Harrison $700,000
Will Heller $825,000
Sammie Hill $1.26 mil
Corey Hillard $1.26 mil
Chris Houston $3 mil
Lawrence Jackson $1.15 mil
Jacob Lacey $1.15 mil
Pat Lee $615,000
DeAndre Levy $1.26 mil
Stefan Logan  $615,000
Don Mulhbach $825,000
Kassim Osgood $825,000
Ashlee Palmer $615,000
Kevin Smith $700,000
Corey Williams $4.9 mil

Restricted Free Agents
Joique Bell
Don Carey
Jason Fox
Ricardo Silva
Amari Spievey
Willie Young

Players under contract (years remaining after this season) $ money due in 2013
Calvin Johnson 7
Stephen Tulloch 4
Dwight Bentley 3
Ryan Broyles 3
Jonte Green 3
Chris Greenwood 3
Ronnell Lewis 3
Travis Lewis 3
Mike Thomas 3
Tahir Whitehead 3
Jahvid Best 2
Nate Burleson 2
Nick Fairley 2
Mikel LeShoure 2
Kellen Moore 2
Bill Nagy 2
Rob Sims 2
Matt Stafford 2
Suh 2
Titus Young 2
Jeff Backus 1 $2.75
Shaun Hill 1 $2.75 mil
Steve Peterman 1 $2.65 mil
Brandon Pettigrew 1 $1.146 mil
Dom Raiola 1 $4.3 Mil
Brian Robiskie 1 $715,000
Tony Scheffler 1 $1.95 mil
 KVB 1 $5.5 mil
John Wendling 1$715,000

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Detroit Lions advanced stats report card offense


Matthew Stafford

Stafford with Knowshon Moreno and friend
Pro Football Focus: #11
Football Outsiders: #8
NFL: #21

Stafford has been average this season. Costly turnovers and dropped passes (37) have plagued him this season. He has played much better outside the pocket this season. He has made plays with his arm and legs.


Mikel LeShoure

LeShoure returned from an achilles inury and eating marijuana

Has improved of late. Starting to make more tacklers miss (9) and his cuts have are more decisive. Still, not an elusive player and an average receiver.

Joique Bell

Joique tries to score vs. Chicago
A real find. Runs very hard and good in the pass game. Leads the Lions with 18 broken tackles and is 6th in the NFL in receving yards for a RB. Needs more playing time.

Kevin Smith

Smith scores the winning TD vs. St. Louis
Average player who can pick up the blitz. He has more drops (3) than broken tackles (2) this season.

RB stats


Calvin Johnson

Calvin with the Dee Brown jam
Still a great player. Can make every catch. Has struggled with injuries and drops (10). Has picked the TD total of late and is up to 4.

Titus Young

Titus in better times
In a long line of Lion WR busts (Charles Rogers, Mike Williams, Derrick Williams, Mark Nichols, Mike Friede, Ray Roundtree and John Ford) Young seems to have taken his place. Has struggled to get open and catch the ball. An attitude problem with violent outbursts, his future is in doubt.

Ryan Broyles

Broyles replace Titus
Good slot receiver with a feel for getting open. He will improve as he continues to come back from an ACL injury.

Nate Burleson

Broken leg
Was solid before breaking his leg. Made some big catches on thrid down. He is likely a salary cap cut in the offseason.

Mike Thomas

Thomas with his 1st Lion TD
After struggling in Jacksonville, Thomas was picked up by trade. He has quickness and speed. He is not a polished receiver and will need a training camp for a true evaluation.

WR stats



Brandon Pettigrew

A dismal year. Cannot catch (15 drops) and when he does he fumbles (2 lost). Has blocked a little better of late. He cannot be trusted in important situations.

Tony Scheffler

Scheff leaps this Texan
An up and down year. Good game vs. Houston after a horrible showing vs. the Pack. Still does not have a TD.

TE stats

Jeff Backus

Marty, Jeff, Matt and bubbles
Good year pass blocking (3 sacks in 462 dropbacks) bad run blocking year (3 good blocks). Injury put him on the bench.

Gosder Cherlius

Schwartz tells Gos JJ kicking your butt
played well until meeting JJ Watt. Has given up 5.5 sacks. Intersting decision whether to bring him back next year.

Riley Reiff

Martin, Jim, Riley and Tom
Struggled as a left tackle. 5 QBH and 4 penalities. Showed ability in the Houston game. Could be a good player down the road.


Rob Sims

Sims knocks around Jared Crick
Played at a Pro Bowl level but play has fallen off the last 3 games. Leads the Lions in missed blocks (19) but has only surrended 1 sack.

Stephen Peterman

Pete had two TD blocks vs. Houston
Up and down year. Good run blocking (33 good blocks) bad pass blocking (9.5 sacks 13 QBH)
Introduced Kid Rock to Coconut moonshine.


Dom Raoila

Dom ponders another losing season
Besides the Losing us the Titan game with a blown snap, Dom has been okay. Given up 2 sacks and has 16 good blocks.

O-line stats
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