The Lions are on the clock...
Mlive notes from Killer on Stoney and Wojo
Killer WDFN Notes: From 10-6 to 6-10
For the record, Tom Kowalski was planning on making one prediction and sticking to it the entire season regardless of how events played out on the field. He picked 10 wins, and I believe he even used the phrase "They should be at least 10-6."
That was before massive embarrassment on national television, losing to the Rams on Monday Night Football 37-13. On Tuesday he came into our chat, and on Stoney and Wojo on Sports Radio 1130 Detroit to change his prediction and apologize. Here are the WDFN notes.
- "I have to apologize to everyone who I confused and baffled by saying how good this team looked. All the speed and talent. None of it's true."
- "They should be 10-6, and if not heads should roll."
- Went through the tape later, and it was worse than it appeared from the press box.
- They were brutal in the trenches, and with the Bears, Panthers coming up it won't even be a fair fight.
- People in this (Lions HQ) building are stunned.
- These D-Linemen went nowhere. "They were manhandled"
- We knew this O-Line wasn't dominant. We've known that for a couple of years, but they tried counters and traps -- but run blitzes reduce what they have.
- The passing game is throw it up to a WR running one-on-one. "There's no rhyme or reason for this thing." The offense is to see a guy with one defender, heave it, and hope.
- Wojo: For recording purposes, we need your pick. Killer: "You can start the tape recorders now, this team is going to be 6-10."
- If Bulger, Holt, Jackson and Bruce were out there the whole time they'd put up 60 points.
- It's both coaching and players, but you have to lay this on Mariucci's doorstep. "I've never seen a team more ill-equipped." They were so high for this game, what would have happened if they weren't up?
- You can't lay this one on Harrington. If your QB has no time he'll never do well.
- "There's always next year." ... "I hate this downtime before the draft."
- He says they need to do something gimmicky, like 4 WR sets to avoid blitzes. Yes, you admit you're beaten, but it's better than being humiliated.
- Stoney: The Detroit Lions are on the clock.