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Lions have Gone Stale

Well, at 6-3 and in the drivers seat and in control of the division, the Lions looked to have a bright future with burgeoning Division Title Hopes. Two weeks later, through a combination of poor coaching, poor execution, and generally pissing away two very winnable games, the Lions find themselves at 6-5, in a virtual tailspin, leaving the door wide open for Green Bay to throat choke the Lions again. Todays performance against the Bucs seemed to personify weaknesses that Lions fans have seen all season long. While there were some good individual performances, they failed to play well as a team.



Stafford's accuracy left a lot to be desired, Pettigrew's flinching away from what turned into a Stafford interception is almost a one play microcosm of his career relationship with the football, the offensive play calling while not horrible, was certainly not inspirational either.

On the other side of the ball, critical lapses in the secondary continue to haunt the Lions, and they once again failed to generate any turnovers (against a rookie QB and a patchwork offensive line.), and the defensive game plan looked to be static and unyielding to adjustment.

The most condemning part of this performance, this season, and Jim Schwartz's career in Detroit is this : We all knew Schwartz had an uphill battle with the team he was taking over, and he was cut an extensive amount of slack as a result, but with superior talent in all positions, Schwartz has failed in the most fundamental way a head coach can fail. He has failed to inspire this team to play as a team, and to be better than the sum of their parts. The Lions currently play an uninspired brand of football which lacks any signature identity other than failing to capture the moment. I am sadly forced to conclude, that short of a miraculous turn around starting Thanksgiving, the Lions should have a new coaching staff two months from now. As always, your thoughts and opinions are most welcome. The

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