If there was ever a time to abandon ship, it is now! The Lions have looked atrocious since the start of the regular season. It seems as though the wrong group of players were cut from the team. The running game is struggling, the passing game is largely inefficient and at times difficult to watch. The offensive line appears to be on vacation: giving up 8 sacks in 2 games, while the defensive line seems lethargic: allowing 318 rushing yards to Atlanta and amassing 2 sacks in 2 games ( credit - Dwayne White). For the Tampa 2 defense, this is appalling.
However, there are a some bright spots on the team, Calvin Johnson is a premier wideout and its good to see Daniel Bullock running around the field. I really enjoy watching Kevin Smith. My prayer is Kevin doesn't get abused and jettisoned like his predecessor, Kevin Jones.
The time for change is now. The Lions must rectify the issues with the offensive and defensive lines. The offensive line plays soft and inconsistent: no traction or leverage at the line of scrimmage. This group reminds me of the 2005 texan's line: A bunch of underachievers. For Model, comparison and inspiration, the coaches need to study the offensive line of the Buffalo bills. As for the defensive line, its pretty obvious we need an Albert Haynesworth type tackle. Shaun Cody would be better as an end. DeVries has racked up a total of 33 tackles and 6 sacks till date. That clearly not going to get it done. I love his passion and respect his output for his age but it times he picks up the clipboard. There has to be a restructuring of the defensive line. Some of these changes can be effected by trading for Red Byrant (DT Seattle): the prototypical NT. That would allow Redding room to operate.
Finally, Fire MILLEN.