After only being able to muster six points against the NFL’s top team, the Arizona Cardinals, last week, the coaching staff are looking to modify the playbook some. The Lions are the only team in the NFL with a winning record yet ranking in the bottom ten in scoring in the league.
Offensive Coordinator Joe Lombardi is looking to simplify the play calling.
“You have a certain number of calls or maybe you get this one play repped against one or maybe two defenses, so if you have less calls you can kind of show more situations and you’re not just talking about them,” Lombardi told the Detroit Free Press. “It’s just a matter of practicing fewer plays and then they’re able to handle all the different looks that come up.”
After losing to the Cardinals 6-14, the Lions will now face the hard-charging New England Patriots in Foxborough. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours now!
As the Detroit Lions prepare to host the New York Giants, running back Reggie Bush is speaking out about the team’s lack of focus and discipline as it applies to every day game activities.
“It could be from penalties or it could be from turnovers or it could be from how we finished the games in fourth quarters,” the running back said. “It’s not one specific play or moment in a game. It’s the total game. It’s how we play.”
Bush says this after the team has lost control of its playoff destiny by losing four out of the last five games.
“It’s not a coaches’ thing. It’s a players’ thing. We can do a better job all across the board,” Bush said. “As far as an offense standpoint, turn the ball over and that’s the discipline issue, and that’s something we have to correct, because obviously, as you see, it’ll lose you games.”
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Calvin Johnson has been working on maintaining his body this season and has held back from the Lions last two practices.
“Body feeling good,” Johnson said. “Just got some maintenance issues that we’re just taking care of.”
The Lions will need Johnson as they face a still dangerous Pittsburgh Steelers who are coming off a home win against Buffalo.
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Home win would push record to 5-2/Suh fined again
Coming off a win over the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions are looking to get back to business as usual as they take on a talented Cincinnati Bengals team who won a thrilling 27-24 overtime game in Buffalo.
Meanwhile, DT Ndamukong Suh was fined by the NFL a whopping $31,500 for a two hard hits on Bengals QB Brandon Weeden.
“We’re going to aggressively enforce player safety fouls,” Blandino said. “When I looked at the play, I felt that he did make contact with the forehead-hairline. Lowered the head and made contact with the forehead-hairline. Not to the head or neck, but the rule does prohibit that contact to the body.”
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