Jamie: Maybe Calvin Johnson isn’t having fun anymore

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Source: Jamie: Maybe Calvin Johnson isn’t having fun anymore

We all new it would come sooner or later regarding Calvin Johnson. The man’s body is beat up or he is just tired of the game and is contemplating retiring from football. I can’t say I blame him if he walks away from the game in one piece. After nine seasons, he’s taken a lot of hits and the body can only take so much. So, I say good luck to him if he’s leaving; you have been a joy to watch.

‘It’s unfortunate’: 5 targets, 1 catch for Calvin

St. Louis — Calvin Johnson was about 2 minutes and 30 seconds from finishing an NFL game without a reception for the first time in his career.

Source: ‘It’s unfortunate’: 5 targets, 1 catch for Calvin

You have got to be kidding!!! Your best offensive player and he only has one catch for the entire game? The Lions head coach, Jim Caldwell needs to go. This is inexcusable!!! This team is continually ill-prepared week in and week out to compete in the NFL. Well, the “NFL” means “not for long” when you continue to get results like this.

Detroit Lions midseason grades: Huge disappointments across the board

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Source: Detroit Lions midseason grades: Huge disappointments across the board

Lion Head Coach, Jim Caldwell…..farewell!!

The #Detroit Lions are so far gone as a football team, it’s pathetic. They have a bye this week and have been pretty much out of the lime life this week after the firings of Martin Mayhew and Tom Leland earlier this week. At mid season, it’s clear that the only thing concerning Lion fans is how far down they will go this season and who will be chosen to run the organization for the upcoming NFL Draft. Will they win another game this year? Who knows; Looking at the remainder of their schedule, they still have three division games (two with Green Bay and at Chicago), home games with Oakland, Philadelphia and San Fransisco and road games with New Orleans and St.Louis. I don’t know how many victories anyone can see out of this; I don’t see any wins out of this. So, the LIONS ARE ON THE CLOCK!!

Detroit Lions fire president Tom Lewand and GM Martin Mayhew

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The struggling Detroit Lions have shaken up their front office

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Source: Detroit Lions fire president Tom Lewand and GM Martin Mayhew | Comcast

It’s about time the Fords did something. The long time Lion fans deserve a team that is a consistent winner and contender for a championship. There are no other fans deserving more of a competitive football team than the Lion fans. Finally the holdovers from the Matt Millen regime are gone…..We all know how Millen managed to disguise himself as a GM for years. Think of this: the Lions are one of four NFL teams who have never appeared in a Super Bowl! The other teams being the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is really pathetic considering the other three teams are basically expansion teams and the Lions are one of the charter members of the NFL.

 

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Jamie: Case against Lions coach Jim Caldwell keeping job gets stronger

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It’s only logical to wonder whether Jim Caldwell will go next.Caldwell is fully under the microscope after the Lions’ ugly 28-19 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. The Lions are now 1-6 on the season and 12-12 in Caldwell’s one and a half years on the job (including the postseason). In 2014 he was the calming, forceful leader who pushed all the right buttons in leading a talented roster into the playoffs. This year, the team looks disorganized, undisciplined and overmatched. What changed from an 11-5 year to a 1-6 year?Clearly, there is a talent drop-off. The offensive line hasn’t adjusted to the departures of Dominic Raiola and Rob Sims and the injuries to Larry Warford and LaAdrian Waddle. The defense misses Ndamukong Suh and DeAndre Levy (I’d argue that they miss Levy more than Suh). Rashean Mathis and James Ihedigbo both look a year older and about five years slower. Golden Tate and Joique Bell had strong years in 2014. They’re not having those years in 2015.

Source: Jamie: Case against Lions coach Jim Caldwell keeping job gets stronger

Well if there is a drop-off in talent, that falls at the feet of GM Martin Mayhew. This is the team that he has built. The talent on the field is the result of his job to secure personnel. Clearly, if you would give his job a grade now it would be an “F”.  This weeks’ game in London against the Chiefs is pivotal for the Lions in determining the direction to go. If the Lions lose to the Chiefs, look for action by the ownership (the Fords). The bye week follows the game Sunday, so that will be the time to evaluate. If Caldwell gets a bus ticket out of town, Mayhew should be in the seat next to him.

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