Thin Defensive Line To Get Workout

December 18th, 2010

Joe hopes Drew Stanton has 40 pass attempts Sunday.

OK, Joe will admit it. He doesn’t watch the Lions each week on his NFL Sunday Ticket, which may be man’s greatest invention since the bottle opener.

Joe’s got nothing against Matthew Stafford, who Joe believes will be a fine NFL quarterback — if he can ever stay healthy. Joe thinks the world of manbeast Ndamukong Suh, who if he stays healthy may be a Hall of Famer the way he has burst onto the NFL landscape.

But (as Sirius NFL Radio’s Adam Schein always refers to Michigan’s NFL team as, “the rebuilding since 1957 Detroit”) don’t Lions don’t do much for Joe. That written, for some reason, Joe has the image of the Lions as a smashmouth team.

Apparently, that’s not the case, per eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune. It seems the Lions — yes, the Lions! — are a pass-happy team, so Kaufman Twittered on the TBO Bucs Twitter feed.

Tampa Bay’s pass rush should get a workout Sunday. The Lions average 41 throws per game, second in the league to Peyton Manning’s Colts.

Wow! Joe never would have guessed. Of course, part of the reason for so many passes is that the Lions are always behind. But if Drew Stanton is throwing the ball 40 times Sunday, well, even with a weakened defensive front from injuries, Joe likes the Bucs’ chances.

6 Responses to “Thin Defensive Line To Get Workout”

  1. Patrick Says:

    Just win guys. We win this and we’re 9-5 with only 2 more to win.

    And please, don’t just beat them! Destroy them!!!! HAHA

  2. Bucfanjeff Says:

    This game is dangerous, trust me.

  3. Snook Says:

    That’s just it, Joe. Stafford CAN’T stay healthy. If he can’t play at least 12 games next season, he’s a bust.

  4. Buc You Says:

    If the lions are stupid enough to throw into Raheems prevent defensive schemes rather than run it, then they deserve to lose.

    Pay Raheem Glazers.

  5. Joe Says:


    That’s just it, Joe. Stafford CAN’T stay healthy. If he can’t play at least 12 games next season, he’s a bust.

    Joe can’t call a guy who is injured all the time a bust.

  6. gitarlvr Says:

    Splitting hairs there Joe. Bust, waste of a draft pick , whatever you want to call it, the Lions spent a #1 overall pick on Matthew Stafford and two years later have absolutely nothing to show for it and probably never will.