Pathetic. Simply pathetic! I general try to find the positives in a game, even after losing but who is kidding who?
I was at this game and I give full marks to the RedBlacks for winning. Though the Lions were able to take the lead, they were never in this game from the opening kick off. Sure, like in most games there were occasional high light reel plays; like the 98 yard return almost resulting in a TD.
I frequently looked at the score board especially when the Lions took the lead by the half. I have never ever witnessed a more inept running game. In fact for the longest time the stats on the board showed the Lions at -2 in total rushing yards. Yes, that's MINUS 2! For crying out loud. What is happening with Harris who opened the season like a greyhound on steroids. I do not lay the blame on him. If guys aren't there to open the holes then there is nothing to run through.
And who is calling those lame 2nd and one yard plays near the mid-field? The Lions were marching from their own half of the field. It's 2nd and one and what does Beck do? He tries to complete a 20 yard pass that of course went incomplete. The Lions then choose to punt.[have to punt?] Why would that previous play be called? What team cannot make 36" in two attempts? Isn't the idea to get the necessary yardage on 2nd and one for a fresh set of downs? Man, I don't know nearly as much about football like some of the guys who post here do but I know stupid when I see stupid. But what is going on. Several games ago Tedford had his team go for 3 and 4 and ended up turning over the ball on downs. The Lions weren't to the mid-field when the call was made.
Is it the element of surprise? Is that why these bonehead calls are being made?
Getting back to the Lions' performance this past Sunday afternoon…
When a team has no running attack then it is game over in my books but when a team performs its running game like the Lions did this past Sunday? Holy moly!