4. Even though we have Bush now, I think we should still force the issue to Calvin some, even when defenses are playing the secondary deep. Calvin is too good of a playmaker to just use as a chess piece that opens up the field for Bush and the other receivers. We could still target Calvin on WR screens and sideline routes, or just drive the ball deep to him in coverage no matter what, every once in a while, just to keep the defense on their toes.
3. Somehow the Lions need to learn how to be "cool" about these "dirty plays", kinda like the old Raiders used to be in the seventies and early eighties. The Raiders would play dirty and they were so cool about it, that they somehow got away with it. The rest of the league thought of them as like the leagues' lovable junk yard dogs and so they were still accepted, and thought of as just playing high intensity "Raider" football. The Lions however, right now, are coming across like A holes. Hopefully the "dirty plays" have all been in the spirit of hard nosed football and the heat of the battle, but somehow, the way these plays are going down, and the stupid things they are saying and doing afterward are making the Lions look really stupid.
2. If Pettigrew keeps on making costly mistakes, we should cut him. I know that this is harsh, but the guy has cost us a couple games in the last year, and he almost cost us another one yesterday on multiple miscues. I remember Jimmie Johnson saying once years ago, that sometimes the only thing you can do with a player like that is to cut him, and send a message that errors like that won't be tolerated.
1. Bush needs his " pitch count " ( touches ) managed. He shouldn't ever have more than 20 touches a game. Bell and Riddick can also contribute in the running and receiving game and help safeguard and extend Bush's career. The guy ( Bush ) is a little smallish and he really goes 110% all out, so we need to be careful with him. I would say that as of right now, he is a marked man, as far as a defense trying to put big hits on him, so, again, we need to be very very careful with him.