Lions Congregation: Week 4


Thanks to Joshua over at Roar of the Lions, SideLion Report is part of what is called the Lions Congregation. Every week, he brings a panel of Lions bloggers the questions of you the readers. It is exciting to be a part of a solid group of writers and fans who share equal passion for our football team!

Here are this week’s questions:

1. Michael: How can Matt Millen be considered a reputable TV analysis after watching what he did in a “real” situation? I am interested in you take on this.

2. Joshua: a lot of key players – DeAndre Levy, Matthew Stafford, Nate Burleson, Sammie Hill to name a few were out for the Green Bay game. Others like Peterman and Delmas played hurt. Which player(s) injury/absence impacted the game the most?

My answers comes after the jump…

1. The easy answer is that he can’t. The more complicated answer is that Matt Millen’s failure in the Lions front office had a lot to do with the lack of a cohesive plan, disorganization, disconnection from the community, and inexperience; all factors outside of what happens on a football field. Millen was a respected broadcaster prior to his tenure in Detroit and so it makes sense he would be coveted in that role again. We don’t have to like it but that’s the way it goes. Don’t put too much stock in it anyway, color analysts tend to add very little to a game. Fans that watch enough football tend to know exactly what those guys will say before they say it.

2. DeAndre Levy. The weakest part of the team can’t be without one of it’s most crucial starters without feeling the effects. Look at the way the Packers ran out the clock; do you think Levy could have made a difference there? You bet. The offense played well enough to win. Their shortcoming was not putting up touchdowns, I doubt the missing players would have had too much of an effect on that considering the guys who were in there moved the ball so well as it was.

You can read answers from each panel member at Roar of the Lions.

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