Friday, November 28, 2014

Scenes from the Roar Zone thanksgiving 2014

Lions win 2nd Thanksgiving in a row after losing 9 straight.

Here are the scenes:

Happy Thanksgiving from MSW

This Bears was a jerk


Rockin the Ron Rice Jersey
1st goggle game of the year

MR. C with Bennie Blades from the U

Big Joe with this catch

Cassius Vaughn was not horrible

Ebron had 3 catches

Glover Quin with a pick

Bell with 2 tds

Ross with a 1st down

Ziggy was dominant

Waddle was chippy

Theo had 6 catches

Sims gave a strip sack

Corey got the best of this match up

Jason Jones with a sack 

Calvin with 2 td

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Detroit Lions promote G Rodney Austin and release TE Kellen Davis

Lions have promoted G Rodney Austin to the 53 man roster. Rodney will be the main the back up in the interior. Austin made the 53 late in 2013 but struggled in the preseason. Injuries to Warford, Hilliard and Reiff made this move happen. Add in that Dom and Sims have been awful, it was time to give Rodney a shot.

Here is a tribute:

Rodney with the Dan Gerberry chain
Lions release TE Kellen Davis. Kellen will be best remembered for his hustle vs. the Dolphins. He chased down a blocked field goal making a tackle.

Good luck Kellen

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Detroit Lions destroyed by the Pats 34-6, lose 1st place

Lions fall out of 1st place with a loss to the Pats

Here is what I learned in this game:

Vaughn has struggled 
Cassius Vaughn is awful. Tom went after him relentlessly all day. Injuries to Chris Houston, Dwight Bentley and Nevin Lawson have force the Lions into playing Vaughn. Lions released Danny Gorrer who now plays for the Ravens. The Lions are in trouble at the nickel once again.

Time for Rodney?
The offensive line is abyssal. Reiff lasted 1 play, Warford and Hilliard already out. Dom and Sims are awful, Waddle is barely an NFL player. Lucas is an UDFA who is not close to ready. Michael Williams and Rodney Austin are on the practice squad but they suck too.

Prater is 3rd Lion kicker in 2014

Special Teams suck. Field Goal kicking is poor. Cannot cover kicks. Return game is brutal.
Ebron has is a complete bust
Eric Ebron ranks as the worst Lions draft pick since Big Mike Williams. We knew he could not block and would drop a few but he cannot play in the NFL. The Lion TE position is the worst in the NFL.

Levy is a beast
DeAndre Levy is great. He struggles in coverage once in awhile but he hammers folks on the run.

Calvin is on the decline
Calvin's run as an elite receiver is over. He cannot separate from defenders or catch the ball in traffic. His missed time in games and especially practice have hurt him.

James has been a bright spot
The Lions might win and a game or two because of the D-Line and Levy. The safeties are not bad and can make plays. The offense and special teams are among the worst in the NFL and will cost us down the stretch.

Pick on Thursday: Bears

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Detroit Lions greatest wins on the road

Here are the Lions best wins on the road:

12/14/1997 @ Minnesota (9-7) 14-13 Lions make Wild Card

Lions win on the last play of the game on a 1 yard td pass from Scott Mitchell to Herman Moore

Herman had 6 rec 65 yards 1 td
Barry had 19 /138 rush 5 rec 37 yards

Mitchell 23/33/1 255 2 td

12/23/1997 @ Tampa (7-9) 37-10 Wild Card

Detroit blows out Tampa to qualify for the play offs.

Brett Perriman had 5 rec 135 yards 1 td
Scott Mitchell 26/41/1 352 2 td and rush td

Picks by Willie Clay and Corey Raymond

12/26/1993 @ Chicago (7-9) 20-14  Division Champs

Erik Kramer 23/31/1 223 yards 2 td
Td rec by Ty Hallock and Brett Perriman

12/22/1991 @ Bills 17-14 (13-3)OT Division Champs

In perhaps the greatest road win in Lions history, Lions defeat the Super Bowl bound Bills to win the Division

Kramer 17/36/2 251 yards

Barry 26/108/1 td
 Lions win their only playoff game since 1957

12/20/1970 @ Rams (9-4-1) 28-23  Wild Card

Greg Landry 16/23/1 198 1td

Altie Taylor
13/48/ 1td rush

Mike Lucci with a pick

Steve Owens
17/66 2 tds on the ground
Pick for Sunday Patriots

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Detroit Lions lose once again at Arizona 14-6

Lions looked like the Lions of old today. Penalties ( a bad one by Julia Stanford), falling behind early (14-0), getting shafted by the refs (2 bad spots and a bad call on the punt return) and forcing the ball to Calvin (2 targets of Golden).

Here are the scenes:

Joquie had 85 yards rushing 30 receiving

Josh Bynes had this Pick, 4 tackles and PBU
Cassius Vaughn had this pick, 2 tackles and PBU.
He struggled on the 1st 2 drives

Don Carey had 2 special team tackles

Jeremy Ross had 1 catch 7 yards.
He was shafted on this punt return by the refs

Former Lions 2nd round pick
Drew Stanton
had a career high 21/32/2 306 2td
Lions are tied for 1st and travel to New England for another loss.

Detroit Lions inactives vs. Cards

The following players are inactive today vs. Arizona:

WR Ryan Broyles

RB Reggie Bush

DT Nick Fairley

TE Brandon Pettigrew

QB Kellen Moore

OG Larry Warford

DE Larry Webster

Former Lions coming back to haunt Detroit- Drew Stanton edition

In the storied history of the Detroit Lions many castoffs from the Lions have come back and defeated Detroit:

Here are some examples:

Rodney Peete in 2005 playoffs
17/25/0 270 yards 3 td
Eagles 58-37

In 2006, Artose Pinner
has 125 yards and 3 tds at Ford Field
Vikings 30-20

 Thanksgiving 2006
Dolphins 27-10
19/29/1 213 yards 3 td

Today the Lions face Drew Stanton

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