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Scotty D 09-11-2012 01:16 AM

Week 2 - Lions (+7.5) at 49ers
 
Make a prediction and discuss the game.

Caddy 09-11-2012 01:38 AM

At +7.5 I like those odds.

abaddon41_80 09-11-2012 07:36 AM

7.5 seems a little high to me. If I were a betting man I might just be on that

noondog 09-11-2012 09:38 AM

The only way I can see us pulling this off is to get into a shootout with them. Our passing game is really the only viable option...even pretending to run any more than maybe 15 times is a waste. Go vertical 45 times and hope Smith can't keep pace.

Caddy 09-11-2012 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by noondog (Post 3113437)
The only way I can see us pulling this off is to get into a shootout with them. Our passing game is really the only viable option...even pretending to run any more than maybe 15 times is a waste. Go vertical 45 times and hope Smith can't keep pace.

Your play book should have one play - Throw it to Calvin.

Scotty D 09-11-2012 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Caddy (Post 3113442)
Your play book should have one play - Throw it to Calvin.

I didn't think they threw it Calvin enough in the opener. He had 6 for 111 but I still have that feeling he could have done more.

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Originally Posted by abaddon41_80 (Post 3113386)
7.5 seems a little high to me. If I were a betting man I might just be on that

Yeah, I think the line will go down as they get closer to Sunday. I don't know though. If Smith can continue to throw to his WRs and Stafford isn't more careful with his throws the 49ers will blow them out.

abaddon41_80 09-11-2012 11:05 AM

Maybe but the way the 49ers play they don't usually blow teams out, at least they didn't last year. Whenever the 49ers got a big lead last season they basically stopped trying on offense. The 49ers could very well dominate the game but I could see the Lions bringing it within one score on a garbage time touchdown

Xiomera 09-16-2012 02:45 PM

**** it. Lions will win 24-23. I expect crazy **** to occur to allow it to happen.

Brent 09-16-2012 02:49 PM

Best of luck today, gentleman (not too much, of course). Typically, I wish the Lions nothing but the best, especially Stafford because I love that dude-bro. Just not today.

BRAVEHEART 09-16-2012 09:31 PM

What's wrong with Satfford? He's been throwing like crap all game.

Maybe This Year Mayhew 09-17-2012 01:02 PM

Disappointing tackling especially on the last drive and Stafford was erratic again with decent protection. The game plan to run more obviously didn't work.

San Fran is the real deal. Bring on the Titans with LeShoure back

WMD 09-17-2012 04:07 PM

Why don't we trade for Helu?? Washington sure isn't using him.

abaddon41_80 09-17-2012 04:10 PM

I thought Kevin Smith played well. He seemed to be consistently gaining 2-6 yards with almost no negative plays, and that just doesn't happen against the 49ers very often.

WMD 09-17-2012 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by abaddon41_80 (Post 3119742)
I thought Kevin Smith played well. He seemed to be consistently gaining 2-6 yards with almost no negative plays, and that just doesn't happen against the 49ers very often.

He falls down soooooo much. Seems like every time he plants his foot to make a cut, he just stumbles over. He's been good though.

D-Unit 09-17-2012 04:30 PM

Hope you all picked up Leshoure by now if he's still available in any of your leagues. It's gonna be fun watching him emerge! Woot Woot!

Xiomera 09-17-2012 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by D-Unit (Post 3119764)
Hope you all picked up Leshoure by now if he's still available in any of your leagues. It's gonna be fun watching him emerge! Woot Woot!

Expectations are low around these parts ....

D-Unit 09-17-2012 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Xiomera (Post 3119775)
Expectations are low around these parts ....

Why is that? Where has the love from the day you drafted him gone?

WMD 09-17-2012 05:02 PM

Injuries and arresteries have lowered our expectations, I look forward to seeing him play though.

D-Unit 09-17-2012 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by WMD (Post 3119786)
Injuries and arresteries have lowered our expectations, I look forward to seeing him play though.

Hey, arresteries never hurt anyone! LOL.

He was such a stud in college, and he's your most talented back on paper. Would be a shame if he flaked out, but I don't think he will.

Xiomera 09-17-2012 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by D-Unit (Post 3119779)
Why is that? Where has the love from the day you drafted him gone?

I was never high on the pick really. Watched him plenty in college playing in the Big Ten.

And he's not really a pass receiver, so that doesn't make him a 3-down back for this team. I doubt he gets 16-18 touches in any game this season.

D-Unit 09-17-2012 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Xiomera (Post 3119948)
I was never high on the pick really. Watched him plenty in college playing in the Big Ten.

And he's not really a pass receiver, so that doesn't make him a 3-down back for this team. I doubt he gets 16-18 touches in any game this season.

Not really a reason to dislike him though. Not many backs in this league are 3 down backs and it's not like Kevin Smith is making a great name for himself. None of your backs have had that many touches this year anyways, so that's not a great gauging factor. What you gotta love is his ability to run hard and play physical while having game breaking potential. That's what I want to see. If he can do what he did in college, in the pros. If he can, I think you'll be happy. If not, eh... we don't want to think that. ;)

Xiomera 09-17-2012 08:39 PM

I don't think the Lions' offense will produce a top 20 fantasy running back, and let's face it, that's why you're invested here.

It isn't just the ball carrier. The Lions' offensive line has to be among the worst in the league at run blocking. And if it's a passing situation, Kevin Smith is the superior option.

WMD 09-17-2012 08:51 PM

if only Jahvid Best had a better head. I'd be War League champ I sure would be.

D-Unit 09-17-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Xiomera (Post 3120060)
I don't think the Lions' offense will produce a top 20 fantasy running back, and let's face it, that's why you're invested here.

It isn't just the ball carrier. The Lions' offensive line has to be among the worst in the league at run blocking. And if it's a passing situation, Kevin Smith is the superior option.

I have him in the War League, and WMD PM'd me asking for him. But I have 3 other leagues where I don't have him. So I'm not stressin'. Just wondering what you all thought. I think there's certainly potential for him to do well, but I wanted to see if Lions fans shared that enthusiasm. Guess not all of them do. hah.

You may be in for a nice surprise Xio. But don't worry, I won't trade him to you since I know it will offend you.

D-Unit 09-17-2012 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by WMD (Post 3120089)
if only Jahvid Best had a better head. I'd be War League champ I sure would be.

Turbo man is MINE!!!!

jk, my team sucks this year.


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