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Lions quotes: Jim Schwartz comments on loss to Packers

Quotes from Jim Schwartz's media session after the Lions lost to the Packers.

Leon Halip

Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz had to say following Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. (Quotes provided by the Lions.)

On the passing game today being off today: "Yeah, we weren't clicking. I mean, we had a couple times where we misfired on passes. A couple times we had chances (and we) dropped balls and a couple times we had miscommunication of route adjustments. We didn't do a good enough job of pass protecting, either. So, yeah, our passing game definitely wasn't clicking. I'll give some credit to the Packers - they play a lot of tight match coverage."

On the missed tackles on TE Jermichael Finley and WR Randall Cobb's touchdown: "I thought our defense had done a really good job the whole game up until that drive. We played poor on that drive - started off with a draw play for 11 or 12 yards and then the play to Finley. It really is a pass play, but those guys were blocking. We've got to be able to get off a block and be able to make a tackle right there and force them to go the whole field. A field goal doesn't beat us there. Then get another chunk and then get a touchdown where we don't find the ball in the end zone. We had chances to be able to stop them right there. Even though our offense wasn't able to get a touchdown to ice the game, make it a two-score game, we still had a great opportunity on defense to be able to get a stop and we didn't get it done."

On it seeming on the sideline that the offense is in disarray and if it needs to be addressed now: "Anytime you're not successful, nothing's going to look good. I thought there were times where we hit on things really well, but we didn't do enough to win. Anytime you don't do enough to win, it's going to look that way."

On if pressure was sent toward T Riley Reiff after he had to replace T Jeff Backus at left tackle: "He's a rookie going into a game; I think any team is going to do the same thing. They blitzed to his side an awful lot. (He) got a holding penalty; he's got to be able to hold up. Every player's the same way. Riley's a first-round draft pick - he's a good player. We don't expect any drop off in the game, but it was his first time playing left tackle. We can always do better."

On QB Matthew Stafford ‘not looking like the same quarterback' as he did last season: "I don't think the leg is an issue at all. We were just off just a little bit today. I think we'd feel no different right now if we could have made one more play - if we'd had a chance to get one more down the end, but we've got to do a good job helping out in all different situations. Calvin helped out, made a great play on a play down the seam to be able to get that one touchdown. We've got to make more plays for our quarterback. Not every pass is going to be 100-percent perfect, but we've got to make the other plays. We had a couple times today that we had balls go off our hands as receivers. We've got to be able to come down with those and when they do get a play, we've got to be able to make it. But that's not just Matt, that's the whole offense. Matt can be sharper, our whole offense can be sharper. We can run the ball better, we can get a stop at the end of the game better. It's a team game."

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