On Titans' looming staff changes, one source said losing Jim Schwartz was "worse than losing Haynesworth." Devastating hit 4 that group.
A few weeks ago, the Detroit Lions rookie showed up at my son's football practice. Seriously. Suh is friends with one of the players' dads and he came out to watch. "Good luck in the playoffs," Suh told the boys. "I'm going to try to catch one of your games."
Of course, I didn't believe him.
Then something surprising happened. A few weeks later, Suh came to a game. He sat in the front row on a cold Saturday afternoon, cheering for a bunch of 9- and 10-year-olds.
Lions DT Corey williams some said Lions teammates lack heart and essentially are just collecting a paycheck.
"They have a very good group, and I call them the Detroit All-Stars because they took what seems like the best special teams players from each team, and now they're all on one team," said special teams coach Tom Quinn.
Lions at Bears
Sterling Sharpe: Lions
Joe Theismann: Lions
Brian Billick: Bears
Jim Schwartz on how DB Amari Spievey did after being "thrown into the fire" at safety
"I’d like to see him make that one play on the sideline. He got halfway in between going for the hit or going for the pick and if he just goes for the hit, that guy never comes down in bounds. That’s something that comes from experience. He’s been a safety for just a few days on a short week, so I don’t want to read too much into that. I thought he did a nice job tackling – it’s alignments and also needing a lot of work. We knew that was going to be the case going in, but we also wanted to play him quite a bit to get him out there and get him exposed to that stuff. The only way he’s going to learn is getting out there and playing.
"We’re a little bit short on time with him. We’ve had a couple different issues. We’ve had some times where our corners have been so limited in practice that we couldn’t get him any safety reps. And there’s been times that, all of a sudden we have safety injuries, and we have to turn around and get him back out there quickly at safety. Hasn’t been the best situation for him. I think he had one play that he really had a terrible missed assignment. The rest of the time, he just needs to tighten up some alignments and just get a little feel. But he’s tough, he’ll tackle, he’s got good range."
h. Bad night for Giants rookie defensive tackle Linval Joseph. Poor job shedding blocks against the Steelers.
Just got bac from first NFL game and I had a hell of a time with the first 3 series, can't wait til next game!