Saturday, August 22, 2009

They are the same old Lions.

The Lions preseason winning streak has come to an end after the Cleveland Browns won by a score of 27-10. Nothing looked good for the Lions today. I can't believe how bad the starting defense looked. Cleveland's starters were able to march down the field at their will. On the other side, the Lions' offensive starters could not get anything going. Stafford looked like Joey Harrington and that is not good.

Detroit Lions v Cleveland Browns

I'm not sure what to think after this game. It might put everything into perspective. Is it possible they are the same old Lions and I have just been drinking the Kool-Aide? If the starting QB was based on only preseason games, Drew Stanton would be starting in week 1 and that is not a positive when you have a proven veteran and a kid that you are paying $72 million. I may have to go take another look at my 2009 predictions and make some modifications.

On the other hand, it is only preseason and it doesn't really mean anything. They don't have any of their top receivers playing, although I was impressed with Dane Looker. Not bad for a guy that was at home building a deck last week. All I can say is that I hope these really are not the same old Lions. The way they played in the first quarter, on both sides of the ball, really scared me. I'm not sure what to think. I said that Tom Kowalski was not showing any love to the Lions, but he might have a good reason after watching tonight's game.