The title of this article is appropriate not only for today’s game, but the season as a whole. Culpepper’s early int set the tone for the tone for the offense. While I was pleased with how they came backtp tie the game, Williams’ return fumble was the nail in the coffin.
There was hope for the future in some of the recent young picks playing good, anticipation of the young offensive players returning, and dark visions of the past still rearing their ugly head. A few thoughts from the game:
Felton was still a load as a pass catcher, and out of the backfield. I would like to see more of him. (seems like two seasons now I’ve been saying that. Is there something I’m missing?)
If the Olson TD in front of Dizon wasn’t offensive pass interference, what is?? They called Heller for less than that. Olson ran 10 yds, blocked Felton back, and then caught the ball. Didn’t like the officiating at all in this one.
Culpepper looked okay, but missed at least two sure TD passes with errant throws. He won’t be back in Detroit.
Morris looked really good again as the starting back. Brown is also starting looking better, and with Felton tossed in the running game didn’t miss a beat. Don’t forget that Morris doesn’t have a lot of carries on those wheels since he has spent his career as a backup. Think Micheal Turner.
The oline did ok in run blocking, but pass blocking was still iffy in many cases. Sorry Dylan Gandy. You got your shot, but just didn’t perform good enough to be an answer at OG in Detroit.
The fake punt didn’t work, but it was a lot more entertaining as games go than last year’s season finale that clinched 0-16.
Did anyone else notice that Stan Kwan may have saved his job in the second half of the season? Hester had one or two good returns, but both the coverage and return units have been getting it done.
With St. Louis also losing, the Lions locked up #2 pick in the draft. Am I the only one who is actually looking forward to see what playmakers Mayhew takes with these high round picks? With how this year’s picks have played, I’m looking forward to the draft.
Cutler and the Bears offense had yet another goodgame. They appear to have found a rythm or some kind of sync on what was working against the Vikings. It will be interesting to see if it carries into next season.
As we head into the ifseason, keep in mind there is NO cap, but also that players need 6 years vs 4 to enter FA. This will make for a very thin, older FA class as JJLions20 explained in further detail on the comments last story.
The Season is over, but now we get to the Ifseason where instead of just what is, we get to go what if… Looking forward tosending