My oh my! What is wrong with these Lions? Last week they lose to Edmonton which won only 4 games last season. This week they're down 0-2 after the Als showed them how to play football. Once again the Lions' O-line is playing like a sieve. One has to wonder when this problem is going to be fixed. Nothing was going for the Lions last night. On 3rd and short they held the Als' only to see the Als QB bounce off the Lions' D, hold his balance and scamper for a 41 yard gain. The Lions would have been better off conceding the 3rd down where they were trying hold the Als!
Then there was the almost miraculous catch by the Als' receiver. It looked great until the replay showed the ball hit the ground during the reception. Benevides said he threw the challenge flag but the refs said they didn't see it. Hmm…. The Als went on to score a FG. Aren't the refs suppose to be watching for the challenge flag? Benevides was told he didn't throw it down soon enough.
Glenn isn't playing like he can. Saying he looked mediocre would be compliment. He threw a key interception in the Al's end zone ending yet another chance to put 7 on the board. He was overthrowing his receivers and missing his targets. The Als were able to swarm him and keep him off balance if not outright bury him.
The name Elimimian rarely came up. With the tag team of Bighill and Elimimian you would think the Als wouldn't be the scoring threat they soon became right out of the gate. And what happened to "Lightning and Thunder"?
If the Lions continue play like this we are in for a very long season. We'll need to talk with some Bomber fans to get a little comfort.
I cannot see the Lions pulling off what they did in 2011….not the way they played Friday night.