Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Detroit Lion WR Calvin Johnson named to 6th Pro Bowl

Despite limited production, CJ was named to his 6th pro bowl. The saying is you get in one year late and stay one year too long. It is very unlikely he would play in the game.

Here is a tribute:

Congrats Calvin

Here are the Lions all time selections to the pro bowl

Greg Landry 1971
Bobby Layne 1951-1953

Barry Sanders 10 times 89-99
Billy Sims (3) 80-82
Steve Owens 1971
Mel Farr (2) 67,70
Nick Pietrosante (2) 60,61
Bob Hoernschmeyer (2) 51,52
Pat Harder 1952
Harry Hopp 1942
Cotton Price 1940

Calvin (6) 2010-5
Roy Williams 2006
Herman Moore (4) 94-97
Pat Studstill (2) 65-66
Gail Cogdill (3)60-63
Bob Smith 1952
Lloyd Cardwell 1938

David Sloan 1999
David Hill (2) 78-79
Charlie Sanders (7) 68-77
Jim Gibbons (3) 60-64
Cloyce Box (2) 50,52
Leon Hart 1951

Lomas Brown (7) 90-96
Keith Dorney 1982
Rocky Freitas 1972
Charlie Ane (2) 56, 58
Thurman McGraw 1950
Jack Tripson 1941
Harvey Smith 1940
Ray George 1939
Jack Johnson 1939

John Gordy (3) 63-65
Harvey Sewell (4) 57-59, 62
Les Bingaman (2) 51,53
Dick Stanfel (2) 53,55
Jim Martin 1961
Augie Lio (2) 41,42
Bill Radovich 1938

Kevin Glover (3) 95-97
Ed Flanagan (4) 68-70, 72

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah named to first Pro Bowl

Ziggy Ansah was named to his first Pro bowl. The first Lions Defensive End since Robert Porcher in 2001. Zig has a monster year and was a no brainer pick even on a bad team.

Here is a tribute:

Zig has 13.5 sacks this season 2nd in the NFL

Congrats Zig

Just for fun here is my scouting report on Zig January 28, 2013. After the senior bowl

Draft Prospect Ziggy Ansah Detroit Lions breakdown

Took some time to breakdown prospect BY DE Ziggy Ansah. Ansah is a half year starter with limited experience. However, his play at the senior bowl and the films I watched, I rate him as a rare prospect.

Ziggy Ansah
Senior Bowl Practices:

Ansah at the Senior Bowl
South MVP

I saw two practices for the South and he did not impress me. He was handled in the one on ones and did little in the team drills.

In the game he was the best player on the field. He had great pursuit and ability to make impact plays.

The two films I watched were Boise and Utah.

He was great in both films. He lined up all over the place, 1 3 5 and 9 technique. The things that stood out include violent arms. He knocked back blockers with hands everytime. This made him able to control blockers and make tackles. He had a knack to block passes at the line. His pursuit was excellent. He made plays against the run and the pass.

I went back and broke down the Notre Dame film. I saw much of the same I saw in his other games. Explosive upper body, the ability to separate from lineman and make tackles. He played mostly inside in this game and was easily the best player on BYU.

Martin Mayhew has a big choice to make at # 5. He had a whole week with Ansah at the Senior Bowl. Ansah is a tough projection because of his limited experience but his ability is rare. I think he needs to be in the conversation at # 5.

Lions pro bowl all-time on defense

Suh (4) 2010,12-14
Shaun Rogers (2) 04-05
Robert Porcher (3) 97,99,01
Luther Elliss (2) 99-00
Jerry Ball (3) 89-91
Doug English (4) 78,81-83
Bubba Baker (3) 78-80
Roger Brown (5) 62-66
Alex Karras (4) 60-65

Stephen Boyd (2) 99-00
Chris Spielman (4) 89-91, 94
Pat Swilling 1993
Mike Cofer 1988
Mike Lucci 1971
Paul Naumoff 1970
Wayne Walker (3) 63-65
Joe Schmidt (10) 54-63
Fred Vanzo 1939

Dre Bly (2) 03-04
Bennie Blades 1991
Lem Barney (7) 67-76
Dick Jauron 1974
Dick LeBeau (3) 64-66
Night Train Lane (3) 60-62
Yale Lary (9) 53-64
Jack Christiansen (5) 53-57
Jim David (6) 54-59
Don Doll (3)50-52
Bill Stits 1954

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Detroit Lions waive OT LaAdrian Waddle. Sign Bear Pascoe and Gabe Ikard

Detroit Lions waive 3 year man LaAdrian Waddle. Waddle started 24 games since being signed as a RFA in 2013. He looked like a solid starter his rookie year but injuries derailed his career. He was awful this season. His poor performance vs. Green Bay sealed his fate. Waddle was claimed by the Patriots this week.

Here is a tribute:

Waddle played 30 games in Detroit.
He started 24.
Good luck

Lions sign TE Bear Pascoe. He replaces Pettigrew as the block TE. He is a 7 year veteran and has played in 82 NFL games.

Bear has played 82 NFL games starting 34.

Lions sign claim OC Gabe Ikard from Cleveland. Ikard is a 2nd year man out of Oklahoma. A 4.o student and will test Swanson at center in the future.

Here is a tribute:

Welcome to Detroit

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Scenes from the Red Zone Thursday night vs. the Pack

Tough one at Ford Field.

Here are the scenes:

MSW enjoys the Pre game at Ford Field

MR.C with Rob Sims

Coach Cowher and Prime

MSW near the playing field

Quandre Diggs



Theo with Ameer

Manny started at Center
Devin Taylor facemask


Ola got hurt