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Finally - a Freep sports columnist with a CLUE!!!

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Finally - a Freep sports columnist with a CLUE!!!

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:07 pm

I've only noticed this Carlos fella's work within the past couple weeks, but I have really enjoyed what little of his work I've seen so far.

He is 100% on point with this article from today; nicely done!

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/l ... /96161940/


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Post by Deleted User 8570 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:01 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:I've only noticed this Carlos fella's work within the past couple weeks, but I have really enjoyed what little of his work I've seen so far.

He is 100% on point with this article from today; nicely done!

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/l ... /96161940/
Well that was overly harsh...

Caldwell hasn't won a playoff game? True. But they've only had one (with Dallas) and the refs really screwed things up. Not much of a track record. Caldwell would have been toast if they hadn't made it. Period.

The idea that somehow going once and losing means "fire that guy!" Is hilarious.



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Re: Finally - a Freep sports columnist with a CLUE!!!

Post by bmw » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:39 am

The fact that Coach Caldwell hasn't won a playoff game in 3 years pales in comparison to the bigger picture that that the Lions have only won 1 playoff game in 53 years of Ford-ownership.

Plus, while I have no reason to believe that Detroit has even a prayer in Seattle, I'll hold off on my opinions of Caldwell until the Lions are actually done this year.



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Re: Finally - a Freep sports columnist with a CLUE!!!

Post by craig11152 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:24 am

I don't know if Caldwell is the answer or not.
But he has the best 3 year regular season start of a Lions coach since Buddy Parker in 1951-52-53.
Bobby Ross is the only other Lions coach to ever see the playoffs twice in their first 3 years.

So I don't have a big problem giving him another year.


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Re: Finally - a Freep sports columnist with a CLUE!!!

Post by Matt » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:07 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:07 pm
I've only noticed this Carlos fella's work within the past couple weeks, but I have really enjoyed what little of his work I've seen so far.

He is 100% on point with this article from today; nicely done!

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/l ... /96161940/
Do you still believe this?



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Re: Finally - a Freep sports columnist with a CLUE!!!

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:54 pm

Are you asking about Caldwell or the overall quality of Monarrez's work?

Regarding Caldwell - long-term, ditching him was the right move.

Regarding Monarrez - too many of his opinions are sophomoric. I suspect a good chunk of what he writes might be tongue-in-cheek in a way, but I do not know for sure. A recent column he wrote regarding possible successors to Mario Impemba & Rod Allen in the Tigers' TV booth was loaded with one rotten take after another. So, I guess that means he fits right in at the Free Press from an intellect standpoint! :lol


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Re: Finally - a Freep sports columnist with a CLUE!!!

Post by Matt » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:33 am

Overall quality - as you noted, it is shit. Caldwell should never have been hired.



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Re: Finally - a Freep sports columnist with a CLUE!!!

Post by moldyoldie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:38 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Regarding Monarrez - too many of his opinions are sophomoric.
Case in point: Grading the Lions' drafting of Ragnow in the first round an F. :rolleyes


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