This Ain’t It: Detroit Lions twitter reaction after loss to Bears

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Chicago Bears 34 – Detroit Lions 22

The Lions traveled today to take on the 1st place Chicago Bears. I must admit, as the season has gone on, I felt that the Lions dominance of the Bears was going to end but I thought that the Lions could at least put up a fight. They didn’t.

One good thing about this week was quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked only 6 times!  An improvement from last weeks 10 sacks. Aside from quarterback play, the defense wasn’t too much better.  Let me clarify: the run defense was good, the rest was not.  No pressure on QB Mitchell Trubisky, and there was blown coverages throughout the secondary.

However, the Bears averaged 2.5 yards per carry and only rushed for 54 yards total. They were able to hold running back Jordan Howard to just 21 yards rushing.  Shout out to defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison for keeping Chicago’s run game at bay.

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The Detroit Lions trade away Golden Tate

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

After months of speculation, it finally happened. Wide receiver Golden Tate was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 3rd round pick in next year’s draft.

Tate had been the subject of many rumors since the offseason. Not too long after the season started, we found out that there was talk of trading him for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski plus a first round pick. It didn’t happen so most probably forgot about it until the trade deadline got closer and closer. Then the rumor mill got going strong again.  Then today, the news broke that he was going to Philadelphia.

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Seahawks know your enemy: The Detroit Lions

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Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

There are a lot of football games every week, and when you only report regularly on one, it’s hard to keep up with all the comings and goings of each team. Other than raiding the Seahawks free agent closet by signing tight end Luke Willson and cornerback DeShawn Shead, I felt I had lost track of the Lions as a team.

I decided to sit down with OTFB’s Detroit Lions reporter, Sonja Greenfield, to get some insight about Seattle’s upcoming game in Detroit.

DO: The Lions are currently 3-3 on the season. Is this where you thought they’d be at this point?

SG: I have to answer this in two parts!  So, in the off/preseason I had the Lions going 11-5, and around this time they would have been 4-2.  But after the Jets came and curb stomped the Lions, I had to adjust my expectations!  3-3 is pretty much where I thought the Lions would be.  

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Kerryon, my wayward son

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

No, I don’t have a thing for the band Kansas, but it was too good to pass up.

Anytime the Lions have played on national television we’ve all been treated to the facts about how long it’s been since Detroit has had a 100-yard rusher.

Despite the Lions run game woes, most fans (and by most fans, I mean me!) didn’t think that drafting running back Saquon Barkley was going to be IT.  This was a new era for Lions football, and I wanted it to get started on the right foot, not tied down to a rookie running back and having to give up the farm to get him.  I felt that drafting defense in the first round in the 2018 draft was going to be the way to go.

Needless to say, I and other Lions fans were pretty surprised when Commissioner Roger Goodell called out Frank Ragnow, Center, University of Arkansas.  As I was digesting that, I was thinking to myself, “I mean, yeah, you gotta build in the trenches.  But I’d rather build on the other side.  But oh well…In [GM Bob] Quinn I trust, right?”

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What shall we call Kenny Golladay?

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

2nd-year wide receiver Kenny Golladay has been receiving plenty of praise from the Detroit faithful the past few weeks.  Despite the team’s rocky start, Golladay is emerging as a fan favorite.

Fans originally weren’t so happy with him when he was drafted.  So far this season he has scored 3 touchdowns and caught 27 passes for 428 yards.  He has also made some impressive catches so far this season.   The catches he made last week against Green Bay were enough to make retired wide receiver and future Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson proud.

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Week 5 Detroit Lions pride report

Sonja Greenfield, Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Detroit Lions 31 – Green Bay Packers 23

The Detroit Lions opened up divisional play with perennial NFC North favorites Green Bay Packers. The games against the Packers are always tough, and nothing is ever easy to come by.

When you’re going against quarterback Aaron Rodgers, anything can happen.  Despite the fact that the Lions have won their last two games against the Packers, including a rare win at Lambeau Field, it’s still hard to have confidence.  Especially after the way this season has started for the Lions.

But the Lions came out firing on all cylinders!

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Detroit Lions: The state of the pride, the Lionesses speak.

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

According to a 2001 New York Times article in describing the role of a lioness in a pride, they are responsible for the hunting and gathering of food.  They also have a true community where they are all the same, and there are no bosses.  They essentially are equal.

The same can be said for another group of Lionesses.  My fellow Lions fans who just so happen to be female.  These are some very smart women, and thankfully we’ve formed such a great community.

Because they’re pretty cool people and smart fans, I figured I’d chat with them and get their thoughts on the State of The Pride.  Here are their thoughts on the current state of the Lions going into week 5.

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Week 4 Detroit Lions Pride Report

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Dallas Cowboys 26 – Detroit Lions 23

Week 4 is in the books.  The Lions felt like world beaters last week after they were able to pull off the upset against New England.  Could their momentum carry over to the Cowboys?

They had their first 100-yard rusher in running back Kerryon Johnson, and their defense was playing out of their minds.  Could that momentum carry over to the Cowboys?

What started out to be a great game, unfortunately, wound up in disappointment.  The wide receivers, especially Kenny Golladay had some great catches and were overall impressive.

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The Detroit Lions pride report — week 3

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Detroit Lions 26 – 10 New England Patriots

After two pretty awful looking games, the Lions were facing the New England Patriots.  Exactly what the doctor did NOT order.

The Patriots were coming off of a loss to Jacksonville on the road and the word was that quarterback Tom Brady was irritated.  And that’s never a good sign. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah was ruled out for the game. Cornerback Darius Slay‘s status was unsure going into the game due to an injury from last week.

The Patriots were also dealing with some injuries of their own.  Safety Patrick Chung, CB Eric Rowe, and defensive lineman Trey Flowers were all out for the game.  So, the Lions actually had a chance.  Slim, but still a chance. It was amazing, actually, once the game got started to see what was taking place.

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The Detroit Lions pride report–week 3 preview

Sonja Greenfield Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield//@Mom23RN

 

Lions fans, the Matt Patricia era has not gotten off to a good start.  The veterans are potentially unhappy, injuries are starting to add up, and the run defense has been abysmal.  The run game remains troubled at best.

Despite all that, the Lions may have a chance to beat the New England Patriots. Granted, a lot of things would have to go their way, but it could happen.

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