Originally written on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The Detroit Lions claimed two spots in Greg Bedard’s preseason Week 3 “10 Things I Think” on Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB. Bedard served up high praise for Lions’ third-string QB Kellen Moore … and railed on the team’s overall mentality in a 40-9 win over the Patriots. Of Moore, Bedard wrote in part: I think Lions backup quarterback Kellen Moore is going to play for a long time in the league. … He’s never going to wow anybody with his physical skills, but Moore is so good at the mental side and anticipates plays so well that his arm strength is not an issue. In that way, he reminds me of former Jets starter Chad Pennington. Moore was terrific against the Patriots, who kept some veteran defensive players on the field in the second half, going 9 of 12 for 150 yards and leading three scoring drives. Moore’s performance combined with the Lions’ decision to trade Thaddeus Lewis to Buffalo almost certainly means Moore will be around for at least the 2013 season. The one remaining stumbling block could come if Detroit has to keep an extra body elsewhere and thus decides to ride with two QBs. Given the franchise has invested in Moore, though, that scenario seems unlikely — especially if Moore performs well in Thursday’s preseason finale. As for Moore’s teammates, however, Bedard was far less complimentary. Somebody needs to remind me when the Lions earned the right to talk, because I must have blacked out. Their complete lack of discipline against the Patriots Thursday night showed that the Lions didn’t learn anything from last season’s 4-12 mess, which should have served them an Ndamukong Suh-sized piece of humble pie. I don’t even care if they beat the Patriots 40-9 or 140-9. To behave like that in a preseason game was embarrassing. … They haven’t achieved anything—10-6 and getting whupped by the Saints in the playoffs two years is the extent of it—yet they think they’re something to be feared. Maybe they should shut up and wait to talk until they, you know, win a playoff game, which they haven’t done since 1991—when I was a junior in high school. The Lions’ defense picked up several personal foul penalties in the first half, including two after forcing turnovers and one on Willie Young for taunting Tom Brady. The longer those issues continue to hinder the Lions, the more heat will come down on head coach Jim Schwartz, who has struggled to keep his team in line during his tenure.
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  • Let's make Barry Sanders our coach maybe he can teach this bunch how to play and how to do it with some class
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