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Maybe the Detroit Lions aren’t as far along as we thought they were
Jamie Samuelsen – Detroit Free Press
If you said the Lions should have won the game, you’d probably be right.
If you said the Lions didn’t deserve to win the game, you’d probably be right, too.
You can go in any number of directions following the Lions’ loss to the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. But there’s one inescapable truth I keep coming back to. You can’t say that the Lions are better football team than the Cardinals. You simply can’t. And if the Cardinals are the stick by which we’re measuring the Lions, then they’re not nearly as far along as we thought they were.
Detroit Lions get glimpse at life without Reggie Bush, and it’s frightening
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com
The Detroit Lions scored 13 points in their first half of football with Reggie Bush. They scored 21 in their second half, and 14 in their third.
They scored none in their lone half without him.
Enough shuffling, Detroit Lions need to pick Darius Slay or Rashean Mathis
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press
Human resource departments don’t fire employees, they reduce jobs or choose not to renew contracts or find some other polite way of telling people their services are no longer needed.
It’s with that HR manual in mind that Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz explained Sunday for the second straight week why rookie cornerback Darius Slay was benched: To borrow a baseball term, Schwartz just went to the bullpen.
Rookie Report: Ansah making an impact
Michael Rothstein – ESPN.com
Ziggy Ansah is continuing to show up.
After missing time in the preseason and leading up to the first game with a concussion, Ansah reclaimed his starting spot and once again made an impact for Detroit in a 25-21 loss to Arizona.
He leads a crop of rookies that have been playing a decent amount through two weeks.
Fans live through another Detroit Lions nightmare
Pat Caputo – The Oakland Press
It was the nightmare nobody wanted, but most people who’ve lived in this town, or were raised here, or have followed the Lions’ closely down through the years for whatever reason, expected.
The Lions went to Arizona Sunday. They played a respectable football against a not-so-good team for an extended period of time. They lost the game in a gut-wrenching manner.
If wasn’t the same old Lions, it was typical Lions. Mostly, the Cardinals have stunk down through the years. The Lions have gone to Arizona six times since 1993 – and lost all six times.
Detroit Lions haven’t accomplished enough to shed ‘S.O.L.’ stigma
Drew Sharp – Detroit Free Press
If the Detroit Lions are tired of the Same Old Lions lament, can they imagine how exhausted writers are of penning the Same Old Column?
It has been a running joke for years that I have five basic frameworks for a Lions column stored in my computer for quick usage. (Actually, I only need three.) There’s a prior point of reference for every mind-numbing loss.
Just substitute the names of past offenders with their successors; the situation’s exactly the same.