Here are my quick thoughts on the Detroit Lions' loss to the Denver Broncos:
- Honestly, there wasn't anything surprising about this game. This was the exact team we saw in the first two games of the season. Disappointing offense, breakdowns on defense.
- The offensive line is an absolute mess and a complete embarrassment. Once again, the Lions couldn't get anything going on the ground, and whether it was Cornelius Lucas or LaAdrian Waddle, they had absolutely no answer to the Broncos' pass rush.
- The defensive performance was something to build upon, but it's hard to be too optimistic when the Broncos offense wasn't doing anything prior to this game.
- Ziggy Ansah was a beast in this game, but he unfortunately left the game with a groin injury. The Lions need him because they don't have a lot of other playmakers on defense.
- It was really nice to see TJ Jones out there making a special teams play. Don't think we'll see Corey Fuller on the active roster again next week.
- It likely wouldn't have changed the outcome of the game, but that was a poorly officiated game. The bizarre pass interference call on Eric Ebron, the early whistle on the Lions fumble return, the Matthew Stafford "fumble."
- A few, big coaching blunders this week: First, the illegal formation on the Broncos' missed punt is inexcusable and cost the Lions three points and good field position. Also, the Lions were just outcoached on Denver's fourth-and-1 touchdown and the final score of the game. Lions threw rock, Broncos threw paper.
- Well, my prediction of 23-10 was pretty good. I guess that's something.
- No. You're right. It's not.