Hello POD. Our Lions are 3-0. Pretty exciting. They've looked great at times, and sluggish at others.
Although we have the talent on this team to be great, my main concern this season is our slow starts. Against Tampa, KC and Minnesota, the Lions offense has taken a while to get rolling.
In Tampa, Detroit's offense stalled and had to settle for two field goals before getting hot in the 2nd quarter.
At home vs. KC, again we settled for a field goal before catching fire late in the second quarter and ultimately for 21 points in the 4th quarter alone.
In Minnesota, we all know it took midway through the 3rd quarter to get rolling.
Granted our opponents are better than their records suggest, I still can't seem to figure out why it takes this team a little while to get moving. We saw in preseason our offense step up right at the start of the game. Yet this season has been the opposite. Even our defense seems to need halftime adjustments before settling in, particularly when trying to stop the run game. Good teams battle through adversity, and the Lions have ultimately coming home with a win even after starting every game slow. My concern is that when we start playing better teams (Dallas is a great example this upcoming week), the Lions won't be able to afford to play only 2 or 3 quarters. That's when losses happen.
So I wanted to reach out to my fellow POD members to help me solve this mystery. What are your thoughts on why our team seems to stall at the start of every game this season?