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SideLion Report Sep 18, 2018

Detroit Lions: Brutal schedule could mask improvement

Even if the 0-2 Detroit Lions start to improve under Matt Patricia, the rest of their regular season schedule and division does them no favors. Things were supposed to get better in the Motor City under new head coach Matt Patricia. But the Detroit Lions have gone winless through the first two weeks of the […] Detroit Lions: Brutal schedule could mask improvement - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Detroit Sports Nation Sep 17, 2018

Matt Patricia has ‘weak’ message for Detroit Lions’ fans

When the Detroit Lions hired Matt Patricia as their next head coach, the hope was that the team would finally take the next step forward and contend for a Super Bowl. Now, to be fair, not very many thought that would happen this season, but a playoff appearance would be nice. Unfortunately, the Lions are off to a 0-2 start and they have struggled in all three phases of the game. Patricia, himself, has made mistakes and some have even suggested he is in over his head. Embed from The frustration of Lions’ fans is at an all-time high and it seems to grow stronger as each week goes by. To be...
SideLion Report Sep 17, 2018

Detroit Lions: Stop calling for Bob Quinn’s job

Detroit Lions’ General Manager Bob Quinn is in his third year at the helm. With high hopes dashed by an early-season loss, is Quinn running out of time? When the Detroit Lions tagged Bob Quinn as the team’s general manager in 2016, most fans celebrated the hire. It marked the beginning of a new era […] Detroit Lions: Stop calling for Bob Quinn’s job - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pride Of Detroit Sep 16, 2018
Game recap: Tacky holding call ends Lions’ comeback attempt, Detroit loses 30-27

Game recap: Tacky holding call ends Lions’ comeback attempt, Detroit loses 30-27

Here’s all the gameday information you need to catch the Lions’ Week 2 game. The Detroit Lions fell to 0-2 on the season, and in true Lions fashion, it ended with some controversy. Let’s get into it. First quarter The Detroit Lions started the game on offense and built a little bit of confidence on the ground, gaining a couple of first downs before getting to midfield. There the drive stalled when Kerryon Johnson came up 2 yards short on third-and-3. The 49ers responded quickly with a 28-yard run. Then a 35-yard pass to Dante Pettis. However, when the Niners got into the red zone,...
Niner Nation Sep 16, 2018
Previewing Matt Patricia, Darius Slay and the Lions’ defense

Previewing Matt Patricia, Darius Slay and the Lions’ defense

Let’s take a look at the new-look Lions’ defense under former Patriots’ coordinator Matt Patricia. While offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and quarterback Matthew Stafford were hold overs from the last Lions’ regime, defensive-minded head coach Matt Patricia was the new hire. Widely regarded as Bill Belichick’s right hand that always has a yellow pencil on his ear, it’s time for Patricia to prove that he can lead a defense without his mentor. In 2017, the Detroit Lions were the 27th-ranked defense, in terms of yards. They have no where to go but up this upcoming season under...
Niner Nation Sep 16, 2018
Will Matthew Stafford fold under pressure?

Will Matthew Stafford fold under pressure?

There’s one sure-fire way to disrupt Detroit’s passing offense. If you were disappointed with Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance in game one against the Viking’s elite defense, well, Lions fans were disgusted with Matt Stafford’s effort against the somewhat-less-impressive New York Jets. At Pride of Detroit, Jeremy Reisman wrote that: “There is no excuse for the game Matthew Stafford had. I don’t care if the Jets recognized his hand signals.... You can’t make the kind of mistakes Stafford did all game. Stafford made some extremely poor reads, and looked completely flustered when...
Niner Nation Sep 16, 2018
49ers barely escape with first win of the season

49ers barely escape with first win of the season

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. The San Francisco 49ers got their first win of the season in Week 2, beating the Detroit Lions by a final score of 30-27. To say the 49ers got lucky is an understatement. Luck involves taking advantage of opportunity, but the Lions made a whole bunch of unforced errors, and it was enough to get the 49ers a win. It was not a pretty game, but the 49ers did enough to get the victory (and got enough help from the Lions). On offense, Jimmy Garoppolo was sacked five times as his receivers struggled getting open. A week ago, Garoppolo threw three...
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Guregian: This time, it’s Patricia the rocket scientist vs. Belichick the genius

Guregian: This time, it’s Patricia the rocket scientist vs. Belichick the genius

FOXBORO — When you’re a member of Bill Belichick’s staff with the Patriots and leave the nest, going out on your own as a head coach can be a bit of a struggle at first. Matt Patricia has certainly experienced this at the helm of the Detroit Lions.Then comes that inevitable first meeting against the Hoodie. Patricia has been the defensive coordinator, linebackers coach, safeties coach and everything else in between for 14 years under Belichick, who helped put him in position to have a head coaching job.So on Sunday night, we have the proverbial frying pan into the fire moment. Instead...

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