If You Say It Then You Had Better Have The Balls To Back That Sh#t Up !

If You Say It Then You Had Better Have The Balls To Back That Sh#t Up !

I’m always befuddled when I hear a player stand up and make bold statement even if it is meant to rally the troops as they say ! Well no sooner have we heard one statement made now we have the Detroit Lions’ defensive tackle Ndamokung Suh making the claim that the team is quite capable of going …… 16-0 this season . Unless I’m mistaken it wasn’t that long ago Lions went 0-16 ( 2008) to become the first NFL team in history to lose all of their regular season games since the league went to a 16 game schedule. Suh either believes that highly in this team or he is truly naive to think that a quarterback in Matt Stafford who at best is serviceable but has yet to play a full NFL season is actually capable of leading the team to an unbeaten season.

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The Lions finished last year with a 6-10 record within the NFC North and actually struggled to make their presence felt within the league as a whole . Statistically as a team the Lions struggled in all facets of the game and from a defensive and offensive standpoint the struggles of the Detroit Lions manifested itself in a multiple of ways . I am not so sure that Jim Schwartz and his coaching staff having gotten a spark of life from this team is now capable actually boldly leading them to aware Suh believes that they can be ! As I’ve alluded to before , Matt Stafford is injury prone and from week to week you simply can’t be sure that he can play a full four quarters without getting a hang nail much less turf toe. For all of the hype that surrounded the player upon his entry into the NFL , there has been nothing that he has achieved that would suggest to me that he now is actually capable of leading this Lions’ team past the current Superbowl champions the Green Bay Packers or the other occupants of the NFC North , namely the Minnesota Vikings or Chicago Bears for that matter ! Most notably the Bears and Packers were two of the teams that made the postseason last year .

This season the Detroit Lions will have their hands full within the NFC and in particular over the course of their season as their schedule unfolds . It is incumbent on the Lions that they get off to good start in order to get some semblance of a rhythm going . The season could very well be shortened given the mere fact that the league hierarchy , team owners and NFLPA (union) are at an impasse in resolving the month long NFL lockout . And as cordial as some owners would like to have us believe that these negotiations are going there’s no real light at the end of the tunnel as of yet . NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell whose statements on the existing negotiation process has been minimal at best . New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft believes that only through continuous negotiations between the parties concerned can there be some sort of accord be reached. From my own perspective this has simply been nothing more than an image exercise of which neither party has executed or handled this situation well at all. The NFLPA and league hierarchy (NFL) have simply forgotten that they have alienated the fans but moreover the apparent greed that has set in both on sides has clouded their judgment .

If Suh’s prognostications are to come true then he and in particular his new defensive partner Nick Fairley will have to be fulcrum that holds this defensive line together . The Detroit Lions’ defense as the season progressed were able to shown signs of improvement but their lack of cohesion and inconsistently proved costly when it mattered most. On offense we saw what wide receiver Calvin Johnson was actually capable of alongside his teammate running back Kevin Smith . The two provided a lot of the offense that was produced by the Lions over the course of the season .

Now it goes without saying the Lions will live and die dependent upon the health of Matt Stafford and his overall productivity . And while I’ve no doubt that the player will have his moments t hose moments are liable to be few and far between . The Detroit Lions have remained a conundrum and an engima all rolled into one but the history of the organization and the fact that each Thanksgiving the fans have to endure Lions playing in this traditional seasonal game. And given that this season (week 12) the NFL in its infinite wisdom will make sure that tradition continues in that pairing of the Lions playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field , Detroit , with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Miami Dolphins at Texas Stadium , Arlington, Texas . Now don’t get me wrong I am all for tradition where it is warranted but with the apparent idiocy of the NFL hierarcy and their belief that the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions playing their respective opponents on Thanksgiving is the best possible form of entertainment that they could possibly serve up for the fans is akin to asking a vegetarian to become a carnivore because the taste of meat is far better than eating vegetables alone. And that’s with due respect to carnivores and vegetarians out there ! The relevancy of these two teams playing on Thanksgiving each year has lost all meaning for me as an NFL fan as I’d rather view two talented teams actually playing competitive football ! And when I last looked neither the Cowboys or Lions were actually capable of doing that on a consistent basis over the course of a season .

The Lions’ front office led by GM Martin Mayhew has formulated a plan that he and the ownership group led by Bill Ford Jr , as they seek to make this franchise relevant once again. It seems unfortunate to see the Detroit Lions fall so far in the aftermath of the excitement provided by their Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders . And for those of us who have witnessed those lofty days when the Lions actually roared , now if anything they’re like a kitten looking to be fed a plate of milk . Meow , meow !

At this juncture I’d like to say that I hope that Ndamokung Suh isn’t made to eat his words ! It’s one thing to make those bold statements but if you’re simply unable to back it up and the team then becomes an embarrassment on the field of play then once can only hope that the player is prepared to proffer up some form of apology to the fans . God knows, the Detroit Lions simply have done nothing right to indicate they are actually on the road to success , not with the inconsistency of Matt Stafford and a defense that seems to be unsure of itself at any given moment . Suffice to say it will be interesting to see whether or not Suh is made to eat those words .

And speaking of eating words can there be anything more galling than to keep on hearing that the Dallas Cowboys can be viewed as perennial contenders for the Superbowl ? One postseason win in the last decade and an owner in Jerry Jones who still feels that he’s a better general manager than his peers within the league . Chances are Jones on his best day has about as much acumen for spotting college talent bound for the NFL as a blind man could tell you the measurements of aspiring actress Denise Milani . And for those of who’ve viewed the stunning Milani will know that this beauty has the curves in all the right places .

The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Stadium are gigantic as are the egos of half the players on the team . Tony Romo is viewed as a Pro Bowl caliber quarterback but if anything he possesses the spine of a gutless coward . I’ve always maintained that Romo was more a Hollywood ” wannabe” than a NFL player ! And until he applies himself and leads this team by example then the Cowboys will always be considered an also ran or average team at best . This season if anything we will either see Jason Garrett show his real strengths as a coach or we may well see the Cowboys flounder . The NFC East they say is up for grabs this season and if anything the Dallas Cowboys have a chance to prove their worth . Mile Austin , DeMarcus Ware , Jason Witten , Dez Bryant and Romo will certainly have to lay to rest once and for all that they are good enough not only to win the NFC East but also worthy of being viewed as a Superbowl contender . Year in and year out those moronic idiots who provide the NFL analysis at ESPN continue with the hyperbole about the greatness that seems to be the Dallas Cowboys . I sometimes wonder whether or not Jones actually has these as#holes on the Cowboys’ payroll ? Maybe that’s presumptuous of me but then again I may well be wrong !

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If there is an NFL season to be had how do you see both the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions faring ? Simply leave a comment as to your thoughts and as always thanks for the continued support as it is greatly appreciated !

Alan aka tophatal …………………

http://tophatal.wordpress.com

Picture and slide show details below .

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(1) Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, right, stands next to defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch during a break in practice drills at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Mich., Friday, June 10, 2011. AP Photo/Carlos Osorio ……….

(2) Detroit Lions quarterbacks Matthew Stafford, left, and Shaun Hill, second from right, talk with team president Tom Lewand, right, during the team’s annual golf fundraiser, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Dearborn, Mich. AP Photo/Carlos Osorio …..

(3) NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses for a photo with Nick Fairley(1) 13th pick overall pick by the Detriot Lions, during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images …..

(4) Jim Schwartz, center, head coach of the Detroit Lions poses with General Manager Martin Mayhew, left, and Tom Lewand team president after a press conference to introduce him as the Lions new head coach on January 16, 2009 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus / Getty North America ……..

(5) Denise Milani and her ample 38″ DD’s . What’s not to like about the curvacious form of this Czech American beauty ?

(6) Care for a peek of Milani’s assets ? There’s always something to like isn’t there ?

(7) Get the feeling that there’s more that Denise has to offer us all ?

(8) Tyron Smith, 9th overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys, holds up a jersey on stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images ……..

(9) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 19: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) and NFL owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys arrive for court-ordered mediation at the U.S. Courthouse on April 19, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mediation was ordered after a hearing on an antitrust lawsuit filed by NFL players against the NFL owners after labor talks between the two broke down last month. Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images …….

(10) Tony Romo (9) of the Dallas Cowboys looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 14-13. Getty Images / Jim McIsaac …..

(11) Miles Austin (19) of the Dallas Cowboys scores a third quarter touchdown on a 3 yard pass from Jon Kitna (3) as DeAndre Levy (54) of the Detroit Lions defends during the game at Dallas Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Lions 35-19 . Getty Images /Leon Halip ………
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12 thoughts on “If You Say It Then You Had Better Have The Balls To Back That Sh#t Up !

  1. For those of you who simply want more Denise here’s a chance to ogle this beauty !

    On the beach .

    On the verge of showing some quiff ………. love it !

    Come Thanksgiving seeing these pics of Milani may well be far more enticing than anything being served up by the Cowboys or Lions during week 12 !

    The ill na-na has got to be ever so ripe and sweet !

    Doubt my word ?

    UGK ………. ‘Int’l Playas Anthem’

    tophatal ……….

    1. Chris

      There’s more chance of me seeing Denise Milani’s hoo-ha’s and her neatly coiffured quiff than the Lions going undefeated in a regular or shortened season !

      I needn’t say anymore should I ?

      Whipped cream and strawberries anyone ?

      Lions are like Big KRIT and Ludacris would suggest Country Sh#t ! They’re good but nowhere as Suh believes them to be .

      Her hoo-ha’s need to be sucked and massaged .

      tophatal …………

    2. Chris Humpherys

      The Lions will live and die with Stafford this season and given his proclivity for being injured it doesn’t bode well for the team at all !

      I for one can’t see them winning more than 6 games at best within the division much less winning 9 or ten games over the course of a season !

      They’ll have to improve greatly on either side of the ball in terms of last season to prove me wrong .

      ‘Hang nail and turf toe is a real bitch to get over and I’m so tired ‘ !

      tophatal

      1. I have been a Lions fan for my entire life and I have rarely have any hope for this team. However, this year does feel a different. Certainly Stafford’s health is a crucial part to how well this team finishes (btw Suh, it will probably be around .500). But, there are obvious things to like about this team. They are extremely young at the skill positions. Jahvid Best and Mikelle Leshoure should be a good combination at running back and are both under 22. Calvin Johnson, Titus Young, Brandon Pettigrew. Like you said above, it will be vital for this team to keep Mathew Stafford healthy so that he can get the ball to these skilled players. That is why the Lions should have upgraded on the offensive line but they didn’t. Oh well. Hopefully that isn’t too big of an issue. I just hope that the Lions get to show off there talent week 5 against Chicago on Monday Night Football.

  2. The Lions have made great strides Lets see how well they do this year if here is a season. The pieces are comng together for Detroit.

    1. Bobby Gee

      The Lions aren’t going anywhere with Stafford at the helm as the team’s quarterback . He can’t stay healthy for a full season and that’s the real problem that Schwartz now faces as a coach because this kid could end up ultimately costing him his job .

      6-10 last season , 2-14 in 2009 and as we know that inglorious 0-16 in 2008 . They’re heading slowly but in the end they still won’t be contenders within the NFC North much less the rest of the NFL .

      Face facts they took a flier on Stafford and the kid simply hasn’t worked out . He now makes the Niners’ Alex Smith seem like the Cullinan Diamond . And as we now know Smith can barely hold the pigskin much less throw a completion of 10 yards or more .

      tophatal ……………

  3. The defense and running game are coming along well for the Lions, but as you observed, Stafford’s health will determine Detroit’s fate.

    1. aero

      Given what you’ve seen of the Lions do you actually believe that Stafford will remain healthy this season ? He’s going to struggle in all aspects of the game because simply put his game and confidence isn’t what it once was when he was in college . And even then I for one didn’t think he was that special to begin with !

      Granted they were in some close games last season but even so when it mattered most they simply didn’t close out those games . And that’s a sign of a team that still learned how to play with any confidence . It was obviously reflected in the fact that they ended up with a 6-10 record in the NFC North .

      So close that it made Vida Guerra feel hot and bothered . I think Vida feeling hot and bothered seems to be another one of her best attributes ! Wouldn’t you agree ?

      tophatal …………..

  4. He probably should’ve waited till after they had a winning season to predict that, but maybe he knows something we don’t like that all of them are on a mega roid program!

    1. chappy

      Quite possibly at the time of making the statement Suh had his pen#s inserted in Stafford’s rectum hence the excitement . Now all we have to wait and see whether or Stafford satisfy the rest of the Lions’ players with fellatio if they fail to have a winning season ?

      Lockett of the Pats

      The Pats’ Bret Lockett has to be dumbest SOB in the NFL if he thinks that some girl pleasuring herself while speaking to him on the phone is a sign of a physical relationship . LOL,LOL,LOL !!

      Don’t worry Kris when I’m touching myself I’m always thinking about you and sportschump !

      Bret a word to the wise having sex with a chick as in coitus is a physical relationship . Her fingering the ill-na-na while the two of you are on the phone isn’t sex .

      tophatal ………..

  5. diehardsports

    I’m with you on the Lions concerning them bolstering their offensive line but somehow Mayhew didn’t feel it necessary and it could come back to haunt him and the team .

    And you’re right with regard to the talent on this team but given the problems that they had last year in their failure to close out close games that 6-10 record clearly reflects where and what they are as a team . This season I believe that they will be hard pressed to obtain double digits wins merely to be considered a playoff contender much less win the NFC North .

    And that schedule of theirs isn’t anything to be sniffed at as they’ve got some tough games on it . I think that the only thing that number of teams will have is the fact that should the season be a shortened one ( between eight to ten games ) then everyone will have to start fast right out of the gate . One loss could mean e the difference of winning a division and failing to make the postseason.

    1 Sep 11 DET @ TB Raymond James Stadium 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    2 Sep 18 KC @ DET Ford Field 1:00 PM Tickets CBS

    3 Sep 25 DET @ MIN Mall of America Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    4 Oct 02 DET @ DAL Cowboys Stadium 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    5 Oct 10 CHI @ DET Ford Field 8:30 PM Tickets ESPN

    6 Oct 16 SF @ DET Ford Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    7 Oct 23 ATL @ DET Ford Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    8 Oct 30 DET @ DEN Invesco Field at Mile High 4:05 PM Tickets FOX

    9 Bye
    10 Nov 13 DET @ CHI Soldier Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    11 Nov 20 CAR @ DET Ford Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    12 Nov 24 GB @ DET Ford Field 12:30 PM Tickets FOX

    13 Dec 04 DET @ NO Superdome 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    14 Dec 11 MIN @ DET Ford Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    15 Dec 18 DET @ OAK Oakland Coliseum 4:05 PM Tickets FOX

    16 Dec 24 SD @ DET Ford Field 4:05 PM Tickets CBS

    17 Jan 01 DET @ GB Lambeau Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX

    Stafford may not be the best player on the Lions’ roster but he’s the one player needed if they’re to have any chance of a successful season . Their options at quarterback becomes exceedingly thin once you get beyond him

    tophatal ……………

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