I’m getting a little taste of how Jim Schwartz and his coaching staff, especially Guenther Cunningham must feel on a weekly basis. First of all, the vacation part of vacation is going wonderfully! The Little Pink Lions absolutely LOVED the Magic Kingdom.
I was supposed to have wireless access right where we are staying; however, not so much. The signal is so low, my laptop was running at less than dial-up speeds. It also cuts out frequently, making it essentially useless. Rather than typing this out normally, I amplinking it out in Quick-post format on my phone. Forget editing and spell Check – I’ll be lucky to get this posted! Add on using lite versions to set ffb lineups and having to set up the df79 dynasty playoffs while reading 3 point fonts and I am sure you can see where I am going with this.
Especially in the secondary and on the d-line, the Lions just plain lack talent. Guenther blitzes, and they are killed by the hot read for 5 yd gains. Don’t blitz, and it exposes that the Lions’ d-backfield can’t cover a one legged 80 year old running a flyroute. Or Any route.
All things considered, I will say I was a little optimistic projecting the second half of this season. But the team is still showing progress among the young players from week to week. Pettigrew was really starting to show up before his injury and now Gronk will get some valuable game experience. The coaching staff has been playing the rookies all along so they can see what those young guys have, and how/if they are developing. Aaron Brown is doing better on returns as well.
What I am trying to get at is that just like this post won’t be up to the quality I would like it to be, it will be the best I can do at this point with the tools available. Mayhew drafted very well and if he. Continues to do so, eventually the coaches in Detroit will have the tools they need. For now, I still see them as overachieving their natural ability – especially the defense. After all three point font isn’t easy to read or type.