No, not at all. He played a ton of snaps for a rookie. Great learning experience. I don't usually label anyone a bust until after three years.
Indeed. You guys need to keep up your rating as the best in the world.
Absolutely. Big mistake if they don't try to interview him. Even when the Bears were bad, their special teams were good. John Harbaugh was a special teams coach. Bill Cowher was a special teams coach.
In the team auditorium where they do their daily team meeting.
Not sure. I don't usually condone losing on purpose, so it's hard for me to say.
Definitely. Hiring a new coach is always a big risk. Think of how many coaches the Bears have gone through before getting it right. Think about how many coaches the Lions have gone through and we still don't know if they got it right. That's why it's sometimes better to go with the guy you know.
Yes. Only college play calling experience.
I would guess there were some requests. I'm sure Philbin and Gutekunst talked about how they want to approach this game. I doubt Philbin would reject any requests from Gutekunst.
Well, outwardly has a lot of confidence, but often that bravado means a lack of confidence. I think he has lost confidence this year.
Only time will tell that. I have my doubts, but I can't argue with how bad it looked vs. Arizona.
National anthem, hang on please.
Captains are Jamaal Williams, Clay Matthews and James Crawford.
Lions call tails. It is tails. Lions want the ball and will receive.
Excellent question. i think they bring in competition.
They'll give him until 10 a.m. I would guess. He knows what's up.
Don't pay any attention to those interviews. View all the interviews in their sum.
Rookie Owen Burks getting the start. That's a change in the lineup.
Breeland and Tramon are the cornerbacks.
Pettine fakes the blitz and drops seven into coverage. Stafford couldn't make the throw on the run.
Tramon is back for the punt.
I don't know about a starter, but he's definitely proved to be a valuable backup.