The Best and the Wurst: Lions at Packers (Mass Hysteria Edition)

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  1. Rob
    11/16/2015

    Before anyone thinks I am blaming officiating for the loss, I’m not. But, they have to be included in the many contributing factors as listed in this article. Adams was held at least 3 times. Starks was blatantly tripped. The roughing call on Jones was questionable at best. The Lions taunted Adams into a personal foul; after the ref missed defensive holding. Sure blame Adams but then you become part of the problem. It seems easy to piece together a video of missed passes, or drops, but nothing on what was a poorly called game even if it was on both sides? “Good no calls” are simply calls that should have been made but were not. Even Aikman admitted a one-sided officiated game. The officiating was god-awful yesterday and worthy of a mention here.

  2. Rob
    11/16/2015

    Before anyone thinks I am blaming officiating for the loss, I’m not. But, they have to be included in the many contributing factors as listed in this article. Adams was held at least 3 times. Starks was blatantly tripped. The roughing call on Jones was questionable at best. The Lions taunted Adams into a personal foul; after the ref missed defensive holding. Sure blame Adams but then you become part of the problem. It seems easy to piece together a video of missed passes, or drops, but nothing on what was a poorly called game even if it was on both sides? “Good no calls” are simply calls that should have been made but were not. Even Aikman admitted a one-sided officiated game. The officiating was god-awful yesterday and worthy of a mention here.

    • Taylor O’Neill
      11/16/2015

      I noticed at least 3 times that Detroit’s defensive backs were grabbing and holding on Adams and once on Cobb. However, I didn’t see an inconsistency in the way that they were calling it. From that stems two truths.

      1) Adams and Cobb need to adjust play based upon how the refs are calling the game. If the cornerbacks are getting physical then get physical back. One thing that I got annoyed with was Adams throwing his hands up and looking at the ref after every ball thrown his way.

      2) Our cornerbacks need to take a cue and do the same. It didn’t look like they were, especially Casey Hayward.

      The fact is that I counted 16 missed opportunities on offense, 16 times that the Packers just didn’t execute what was open. The 3 or 4 no-calls in the secondary may have contributed but I don’t think that they were the main factor that I outlined above.

  3. Peter Maiz
    11/17/2015

    I agree, why Rodgers is playing the way he is, is a mystery. He’s pressuring himself beyond good play coming from behind. The rhythm is off without the running game and Lacy is suffering from a malaise of apathy, possibly related to depression.

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