I espect to see some improvement in the Offence with Milanovic having anoher week with the players. I’m not expecting any miracles, but you either improve or you regress.
I expect the receivers to actually put in some effort and block for their team mates, run all routes as if you expect the ball, run-block, run the scramble drill, and actually extend their arrms to catch a football. Of course, dropping a pass that hiss you in both hands SHOULD get you benched for a series.
I would hope for more team discipline, but at this point, thay are who they are.
Powell needs better pass protection; whehter that means more TE sets, multiple RB options, liberal use of the running game with all three RB/HB, quick slant plays, things that can setup better chances for a deeper completion. Face it, with the Tackles currently employed, it would be extremely difficult for ANY QB to play.
Hopefully Liegghio and Vedvik have worked together enough to get their timing and holding in sync. They are playing in a dome, so there should be no wind issues - meaning that there is NO excuse for ilegal kickoffs or punts.
I am also looking for SOME improvement in the D-Line with Wynn having another week of practice. I really don’t hold-out any hope for overall Defensive improvements with both Washington and the personnel dressed.
TiCats’ James Butler needs to be contained otherwise the Lions may have their work cut out for them.
Statistically the Lions are head and shoulders ahead of the Tabbies. The Lions’ receiving core is superior. Vernon Adams is the better of the QBs. Lions’ running game is not so hot.
But as always injuries factor in big and can change the direction of the game instantly. Dumb penalties can break a spirited game easily as well.
I expect the Lions to win tonight but the TiCats are not just going to roll over like my cat sometimes does. Hoping for a lively and injury free game.
Any game day is a good day ( even in 2023). This West Coast 7pm EST kickoff is a gift. Wings, Pizza and hot dogs on the menu. Beer and aged Scotch at the bar.
I might throw a $20 on the Ticats to win just for shoots and giggles.