Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thoughts on first half of Lions game at Minnesota

This is the type of adversity in the past where the Lions just folded. This game would absolutely be over. Are they different? We'll find out. Minnesota, remember, has been outscored 41-3 in the second half this season.

- The Lions offensive line is getting punked. How did Gosder Cherilus totally whiff on a pass block.? Corey Hilliard should have started the game. Bad coaching decision. Good one to replace Cherilus with Hilliard. Jeff Backus looks confused, which given his veteran status is not understandable. How about double-teamming Jared Allen? There is novel thought. He dominating this game.

- The Lions need to take more shots downfield. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan must be more creative getting the ball into the hands of his playmakers. One shot down the field to Calvin Johnson isn't enough. The Lions are letting the Vikings dictate everything. Matthew Stafford has to more aware. He is playing tentatively. The entire offense is.

- There has been a lot of hype about the Lions improved linebacker corps. It looks overrated based on that half. They aren't exactly filling the holes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty interesting .. these are the types of games you have to win to get into the playoffs.

I'm sure Mr. Backus is glad this game is over.

And how about that pass that Stafford throws off his back foot?

Hanson doesn't get enough credit, very solid. Mr. reliable and good at what he is asked to do. He should be the MVP of the game.

6:50 PM 

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