I'm usually pretty known to put a positive spin on things, and I'll try to continue to do so here, but jesus.... What happened today?
I really only have a couple of things to say after this game: One is that our entire offensive line unit needs to be axed and replaced after this season - every one of them. Trade 'em, cut 'em, whatever. Get rid of the cancer. Stafford threw over 50 times today and was pressured, sacked, hit, or hurried probably 40 of them.
The kid gets up and hangs tough through it all, and near the end of the game, with his pads hanging out of his jersey on 4th down, no one even bothers to fix it for him. He goes to the sideline after the play and sits down - by himself.
The kid played a beast of a game, and was still smiling and talking to his teammates to cheer them up, and no one - NO ONE reciprocated. I think our guys need to pick their heads up, and start playing with a little PRIDE.
Lastly, was it just veteran's day, or was there a bloodbath on the field? What the hell is wrong with our team? We had guys going down like the Vikings were hiding quarter rolls in their hands or something...
This loss, to me, was far more disheartening than the Rams loss, if only because it really highlighted the lack of cohesion on the team and the disparity between the people who want to win and the guys who've already cashed it in.
Here's to hoping that we can pull together a couple of wins and get ourselves on the same page guys. Go Lions.