Michigan State quarterback Damion Terry got his first start Saturday against Penn State and was impressive. He brings a running dimension to the position that Tyler O’Connor could not and it has been unfortunate that he was never given an opportunity to be given the keys to the offense and start a game. The unfortunate part of this is the fact that he has been injured to some degree his entire career at MSU. Some fans may wonder if he has what in boxing terms a “glass jaw”. Can he stay healthy enough to make it an entire season.
Well, the 2017 season starts now for the Spartans and the quarterback position will be up for grabs with Terry, Brian Lewerke, Messiah deWeaver and incoming freshman Rocky Lombardi. It seems that Lewerke would be the choice based on his play this season before he got hurt and was lost for the season. The Spartans have an number of areas to chore up for next season, but the QB position is number one
Who would have thought that the Detroit Lions after 10 games would be sitting at the top of the NFC North Division tied with the Minnesota Vikings at 6-4. The Lions have been in all of their games this season, with all being decided by seven points or less. They have been behind in the fourth quarter of all their games and QB Matthew Stafford has become the new NFL’s version of Captain Comeback. In addition the defense has come up with some big plays down the stretch to preserve victories.
They are doing this with a running game that is virtually non-existent. In Sunday’s game with Jacksonville, the Lions managed fourteen yards rushing. The defense has less than stellar statistics also. They rank near bottom in all defensive categories. I guess the saying “sometimes it’s better to lucky than good” comes into play here. There’s still a lot of football left to be played against some good teams (Minnesota at home and the Cowboys and Giants on the road). Are we talking playoffs yet? We will see!!