Originally Posted by Scotty D
-McCann stepped out bounds on his TD return
-Two atrocious horse collar calls
Same song and dance every week. Lions have to beat the other team and the refs. They Lions aren't good enough to over come these terrible calls.
I have tickets to the game on Thursday and I really don't feel like going right now but it will be better than dealing with my family.
Up to Schwartz to challenge the step out but you couldn't tell from the replays. But that was the most ridiculous punt return I have ever seen and it would only happen to the Lions on the road to kill any momentum we had. The the fumble right after was just the back breaker when we were playing so well from basically mid 1st Quarter to mid 3rd Quarter.
1st Horse collar was bogus but Cowboys still would have gotten a FG after a long drive. And we didn't score any more points the rest of the day due to sack killing a promising drive after 4th Cowboy td and the interception by Hill trying to make a play 2 scores down. The last long Cowboy drive was just atrocious, tackling and scheme by Lions D. Missed tackle on Felix Jones made me want to puke along with Barber 25 yard run on 3rd and 15 on 4th cowboy td drive. That horse collar on Barbers hair never should have happened if Spievey could tackle. We need 2 OLBs badly and I'm not convinced Spievey can tackle. So many mistakes by Spievey and our OLBs in this game.
Our interior Oline sucks as expected and Best is clearly not healthy which just sucks. I don't care on their extensions Raiola and Peterman need to be replaced after this game in Round 2 or 3 next year, preferably Round 2 to give them competition and hopefully replace them. Backus did a good job on Ware though other than the drive down 28-19 where Ware got .5 sack and a pressure right before that. Sims can't run block much either but he's good at pass blocking and doesn't commit the penalites like Tweedle Dee Raiola and Tweedle Dum Peterman.