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Lions special teams definitely aren’t

Marcus Sherels AP

Another game, another complete failure by the Lions special teams.

Detroit trails at home by 14, and they’ve surrendered a kickoff return and a punt return for a touchdown to the Vikings.

Marcus Sherels, a Rochester native who played college football at Minnesota, shimmied through coverage before busting open a 77-yard punt return for a score early in the third quarter.

Prior to the season, coach Jim Schwartz said that the players on specials teams aren’t good enough.  The last eight days have proven him to be dead-on balls accurate.

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18 Responses to “Lions special teams definitely aren’t”
  1. nflfollower says: Sep 30, 2012 2:51 PM

    Well in a way they must be kind of special. This has got to be some kind of record lol

  2. contra74 says: Sep 30, 2012 2:56 PM

    Let’s bring this one home Vikes!

  3. hyzers says: Sep 30, 2012 2:58 PM

    4 TDs given up by Lions special teams in the past 2 weeks. Unacceptable. Time to fire the ST coach.

  4. dapell says: Sep 30, 2012 3:01 PM

    As a Detroit fan, this team is a complete disappointment this year. DL that thinks we’re the NYG DL but have been outplayed every game this year. TE who drops at least 2 big passes a game. OL that can’t get push in the running game to save their lives. And ST’s so poorly coached they might as well fire that guy and let Roary (the mascot) coach them, because they really couldn’t be any worse.

  5. det12 says: Sep 30, 2012 3:01 PM

    Lions special teams is “PATHETIC” pls get rid of Danny Crossman same problems from last year but this season were giving up touchdowns

  6. minnesotablizzard says: Sep 30, 2012 3:10 PM

    The Vikings are the best team in the NFC North.

  7. Gordon says: Sep 30, 2012 3:12 PM

    They are special. There’s a cool little short bus they ride to the games.

  8. rugdog100 says: Sep 30, 2012 3:17 PM

    OR… Vikings Special Teams ARE.

  9. hammarie says: Sep 30, 2012 3:27 PM

    What a way to celebrate his birthday for Marcus Sherels!

  10. numberoneinthehoodg says: Sep 30, 2012 3:38 PM

    This is why many of us come to this site. “shimmied” is not used enough, but when used is stellar. “dead-on balls” is another classic. On that note: Vikings look good (sorta) but the second half of their schedule is a son-bitch.

  11. easyeddie says: Sep 30, 2012 3:52 PM

    minnesotablizzard says: Sep 30, 2012 3:10 PM

    The Vikings are the best team in the NFC North. Thank you, good night. I’m here til Tuesday.

  12. ghouchens says: Sep 30, 2012 4:48 PM

    Cant change just coaching on Lion’s special teams. Players don’t know how to tackle, don’t stay in their defensive lanes, are too slow to react … basically are pathetic in their performances. Time also to change players. Maybe import some fresh blood from practice squad or ?

  13. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 30, 2012 4:51 PM

    Kassim Osgood has been horrible in every game this year and we took somebody’s job away to sign him before the season started and I have been livid every day since. He could have stopped both of the TDs today if he was good at his role but he is not.

    Danny Crossman is killing us with a plethora of mistakes in about a dozen elements of Special Teams play and fundamentals.

  14. cmdv8 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:14 PM

    If the o.c. is’nt fired during the bye im gonna join all the other lions fans and jump off the band wagon like asian carp.
    lions overacheaved last season and drafted a tackle and a f ing reciever in the draft what a joke we are right back where we belong in the sinkhole of the nfc north

  15. cmdv8 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:16 PM

    special teams coach too….sigh

  16. vikingfan1971 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:18 PM

    are packers fan and lions fan mad that we won today and actually at the moment in first place well see how bears do if they lose we for sure stay on top and next week is a home game so hopefully another win under our belt skol vikings

  17. simplesimon1 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:16 PM

    Good job Vikings. I’m a Lions fan and that was embarrassing today.

    Please fire the special teams coach ASAP!!!

    Time to start counting the days until the draft…. Hey, other Lions fans, who you want them to take in the first round this year?

    LOL…. might as well just accept it early. It’ll save the frustration as the year unfolds.

    Signed: A 23 year fan and season ticket holder!!!

  18. pappavike says: Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM

    Hey guy’s it’s only week four! let’s not go nut’s All four teams in the NFC north have some things to work on!! I know a win is a win! and as a Vikes fan Ill take it!! A lot of things can & will happen in twelve more games As a Vikes fan! They need to take advantage of the first part of the schedule, Because the last part of it is tough!!

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