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08:02 AM ET 09.18 | So much for home-state allegiances. Joe Staley might have played at Central Michigan and Rockford High. That doesn't mean the San Francisco offensive tackle had nice things to say about his home-state Lions following the 49ers' 27-19 win Sunday night. In fact, when asked about the Lions' starting defensive front -- Cliff Avril, Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams -- Staley called them "extremely" overrated. "They didn't want any part of us up front," Staley said, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. "Look at the game. We killed them. Every single pressure they got was cheap. It was on a keep or something like that. They weren't beating us one on one."

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September 18, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Detroit Lions, I'd like to introduce you to reality.

September 18, 2012  08:11 AM ET

These guys need a handshake.

September 18, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Bandz a make her dance!!!

September 18, 2012  08:17 AM ET

This was pretty obvious to anyone who watched the game. Not much roar out of the Lions on Sunday.

September 18, 2012  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This was pretty obvious to anyone who watched the game. Not much roar out of the Lions on Sunday.

based on yesterday's T&R they were enjoying their new recliners.

September 18, 2012  08:28 AM ET

That is supposed to be one of the dominant defensive lines in football, and they didn't do anything Sunday night. I don't think anyone wants a piece of San Francisco right now.

September 18, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That is supposed to be one of the dominant defensive lines in football, and they didn't do anything Sunday night. I don't think anyone wants a piece of San Francisco right now.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
this......

September 18, 2012  09:05 AM ET

There is a good reason the Lions score so many points when they win games: They have to. The Lions ranked 23rd last year for points allowed. The Lions walk loudly and carry a small stick.

September 18, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

...I don't think anyone wants a piece of San Francisco right now.

They are the team to beat in the NFC... Clearly!

September 18, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Mr Suh...... Rebuttal??? Nope. Not as good as we thought we were..

September 18, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Look for Suh to step it up and get two personal fouls this weekend.... Word.

September 18, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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Look for Suh to step it up and get two personal fouls this weekend.... Word.

The problem is they are slow to get out of their recliners and can't pursue as well as they did last year.

September 18, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Look for Suh to step it up and get two personal fouls this weekend.... Word.

you are assuming the refs call it.

September 18, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Not4Nutten but, they are Paper Lions, great on paper, terrible on da Field!

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September 18, 2012  09:48 AM ET

sittin in them recliners and eatin chicken wings and sucken down milkshakes makes one fat and lazy......

September 18, 2012  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Look for Suh to step it up and get two personal fouls this weekend.... Word.

Yeah, somebody should get a kick out of it.

September 18, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Yeah, somebody should get a kick out of it.

nice...

 
September 18, 2012  10:07 AM ET

the good thing is that Staley didn't get a footprint on his arm.

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