Lions no longer struggling with their special teams

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 9, 2012 - 2:24 PM

The Lions' special teams have gone from abysmal to exceptional in four weeks.

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lgaytanNov. 8, 12 9:43 PM

Last time we beat the Lions thanks to our special teams. They'll be ready this time, our offense needs to step it up this Sunday. As crazy as it sounds, but we so many of the so called stronger teams under achieving this year, we're right in the thick of things for a Wild Card spot. If we are to have any chance whatsoever for a playoff spot, we need a victory this Sunday before our bye. If we lose this game, this season would truly be over. It's going to be very hard, but if we can win at least 3 games of our last 6, we just might be able to sneak in???? I know I'm being over dramatic, but this Sunday determines if we still have a chance for a winning season this year. Ponder needs to stop making excuses and start earning his paycheck!!!!

manoliveNov. 9, 12 6:33 AM

As long as Frazier is in charge and Musgrave is calling the plays and Ponder is executing them, this team will go nowhere. Dump the West Coast offense, and dump Frazier. Does anybody really think we can win 3 more games? Against who? Green Bay? Chicago? Detroit? Houston? All four teams are on winning streaks and fighting for the playoffs. We've got 1 winnable game left against St Louis. If we lose Sunday, it's back to a familiar spot for a Frazier coached team.... dead last. When your quarterback can't drive the team to the end zone, When he posts a 35 QB rating in 2 of his last 3 games, when he ranks as the 23rd ranked QB in the league, and dropping fast, it's time to start playing for draft position, and give Webb a chance, for cryin' out loud. Ponder, please fake an injury and self bench yourself.

zoilovNov. 9, 12 7:52 AM

A team that regresses during the season is poorly coached.

shanenordNov. 9, 1212:50 PM

With no Harvin, the Lions could put 11 in the box and Ponder and Musgrave would still struggle. Lions 30-10.

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