Well, first off thanks to Gardner-White Furniture for ensuring there will be no blackout, thus allowing your humble blogger to see the game. We salute you!!
Also, please be sure to take a moment of silence on this September 11th in remembrance of the lives lost then, and since.
In other news, both the Colts and the Saints have lost starting DT's. The Colts' starting DT was waived after he was arrested for drug possession, while the Saints merely lost theirs to the IR. (he was already on PUP). What does this say to me? Lets see, the Lions have 11 linemen, and at least 2 didn't show up on Sunday against the Falcons. See where this is going?
Shaun Cody. Don't think Indy wouldn't give him a shot for a 4th rounder? Or a player trade for a LB? The Lions are in a sweet spot with teams needing an additional DT -- will they make an aggressive move though?
I also noticed a couple of pieces by Birkett and Killer indicating there are some starting shakeups and playing time moves coming that are long overdue.
Ramierez over Peterman at RG
Bodden over Fisher at CB
Bullocks over Alexander at S (I still think Alexander will make good progress and that he and
Bullocks will be holding down the starting S spots for years to come)
No playing time for Cherilus...yet. I'm thinking they want to see how having Ramierez in improves the right side, and then they are going to insert Cherilus. Still too conservative for me.
Dizon, big surprise, will get more playing time in rotation for Lenon. If the same disparity from last game holds, look for Dizon to get more and more PT until he is starting after the bye week.
Looking forward to Sunday, as always. Go Lions!!
BTW -- GREAT comments on the last two stories -- keep it up everyone!! Glad to see not too much doom & gloom floated over here -- lots of good critical analysis though - Love it!!
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