Saturday, July 20, 2013

Motown Cat Chatter

Tigers looking good.

Currently leading their division.
   Cabrera on a tear, again.

                                                                                          Scherzer 14 - 1!

Team leads the AL in batting average.
Looks like a playoff run, if they pick up some relief pitching 
and Verlander regains old form.
Looking forward to my daughter's Christmas gift of Tiger's gear
....maybe a World Series winner sweatshirt?

Lions, Meh.

Way too early predictions have them at the bottom of their division. Vegas has them at 40-1 to win the Super Bowl.  Schwartz is on the hot seat, 2 years to go on his contract, but unless they make the playoffs he will be making tee times instead of practice schedules in 2014. 

 Even though he has a new 5 year contract, Matthew Stafford needs help.
I know Lion Faithful, you think he walks on water, but he has flaws and they need to be corrected if the club is going to move forward.  Ron Jaworski has the best analysis  “Too many forced throws. Overall, he just threw too many passes with poor balance and bad footwork, with a tendency to fall away from the throws,” Jaworski said. “He needs more consistent mechanics to play at a higher level week in and week out.”  These adjustments aren't being addressed by the current staff.  The kid is only 25 and easily could benefit from some expert tutoring.

I say if you have a gripe, you should have a solution - got one.   Former Cal coach Jeff Tedford is an outstanding QB coach and needs a job.

Aaron Rogers seemed to do all right under Tedford's direction at Cal, maybe worth a look.

I'm still not convinced they are set at running back.   Free agent Reggie Bush should help - and I know what they are blocking is sub-par, so toss little passes to Bush and let him do his thing in space.
Could work, but you still have to be able to run the ball inside the tackles to open up this portion of the passing game.  Who do they have to get that done?   Nobody from their current roster.

 They have a few "stars", but not enough support players.  

Detroit fans remember the Red Wings Grind Line?  The Lions need some football players with the grit of Draper, McCarty, and Maltby, so far not seein' it.

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