Detriot Lions penalized after players complain about practice

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  1. njpatsfan

    njpatsfan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    You just can't make this stuff up.

  2. patsfan13

    patsfan13 Hall of Fame Poster Supporter

    Culture of losing. This sort of thing is why you draft to whom FB is very important. Draft losers end up with a losing program.
  3. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I wonder who of the vets?? I saw this on the NFL nrtwork crawl...just incredible!!
  4. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member Supporter

    I think it is safe to say that Marinelli will be showing some vets the door pretty soon. Don't let it hit your arse on the way out.
  5. njpatsfan

    njpatsfan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I don't know whats worse - the vets for complaining, the idiotic NFLPA 'union', or the NFL for caving in.

    Also, didn't the Giants players complain about Tom Coughlin last year ? Don't hear them complaining now.

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  6. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    A similar thing happened after Tom Coughlin was named head coach of the NY Giants. IIRC a protest against his tough demands was led by Pro Bowler and NFL single season sack record holder Michael Strahan. But the rebellion settled down and things seem to be going OK in the Meadowlands.
  7. dhamz

    dhamz In the Starting Line-Up

    Strahan's complaint was being fined for being 3 minutes early for a meeting. Coughlin fined him and told him to be 5 minutes early from now on.

    The Lions can't hold contact practices when the CBA says they can't. That is what it sounds like they did. They violated the CBA and the league needed to come down on them.
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  8. the taildragger

    the taildragger Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    the Lions have officially become the most pitiful franchise in the NFL...followed closely by the niners/raiders.

    also heard martz "stormed out" of practice the other day too.
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  9. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    It doesn't quite sound like the new regime in Detroit is off to a hoppin' start.

    Marinelli should either resign or clean house. Clearly the Lions he's inherited are losers accumulated by previous aloof coaches and GM's. These players are so used to underachieving and slacking off that it would take a miracle for someone to motivate them.

    Unless you're dying to be a NFL head coach, I really don't see the positives of taking that position with the Lions franchise besides the pay check.
  10. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member Supporter

    You have a point, Sey. However, if he is the type of person he is commonly thought to be, then he will relish the challenge. Alex Ferguson, coach at Manchester United soccer club, is the most successful in the club's history. He inherited a shambles, with players behaving how they wanted. The drinking culture was notorious but he came in and kicked out some of the fans' favourites.
  11. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Fergie out! was actually sung at OT in the 80’s according to my sources. :eek:
  12. OldEnglandPatriot

    OldEnglandPatriot On the Game Day Roster

    Yes it was, after he failed to achieve much in his early days there.

    As for the original point of the thread, it was always going to be fascinating to see how Marinelli fared in trying to kick the Lions into shape. I still think he is going to succeed.
  13. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #95 Jersey

    If Marvin Lewis could do it in Cinn ( and the Clippers won an NBA playoff series), anything is possible...... then again, it might take the Lions front office to stay out of the way for it to happen...It's not like even a slight improvement in that division wouldn't be enough to move to the top. GB is perpetually rebuilding...Minn is still in turmoil and Chi is waiting for their annual QB season-ending injury....
    Just my $0.02,
  14. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member Supporter

    Yep, I know from personal experience that it was sung at OT. I decline from commenting further, but suffice to say that there isn't an embarrassed icon on here.

    Anyway, I would agree with you about Marinelli. He has a great grounding in a good defence, knows what it takes to win and won't take any sh*t off the Lions players.

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