Sep 22, 2021
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks!
As autumn is upon us, The Summer of The Knee Jerks comes to an end. As does the Detroit Lions season, thanks to their 0-2 start. This week features a ton of Lions discussion, with a little Detroit Tigers added as a palate cleanser.
To no one’s surprise, save for a segment of the fan base who were living in denial, the Lions have started the season 0-2. And will likely be 0-3 with the Ravens on tap.
Enough with the moral victories. A close loss for the Lions is not a win, no matter how you try to spin it.
Jared Goff is what he is - an above average QB with absolutely no downfield weapons.
Has left tackle Taylor Decker been Wally Pipp'ed by Penei Sewell?
One carryover from 2020? The Lions' are BAD. as in bottom 5 bad. Even more so the defense. Especially the back 7.
New head coach Dan Campbell has leaned on the offense and been extremely aggressive on 4th downs. You would go for it too when you know your defense can't make a stop.
The Tigers continue to shake up their player development staff, letting go of several MiLB coaches and coordinators.
Greg calls out the NFL and their referees for their crackdown on celebrations. The No Fun League, indeed. Al goes off on Free Press columnist Jeff Seidel for a ridiculous column claiming in just 2 games, both losses, the Lions have unveiled their blueprint for success. Talk about jumping the damn gun.