Entering this season, there were high expectations for a Lions’ offense that was far too inconsistent last season.
Detroit’s priority in the off-season was to improve the offensive line and, by extension, the league’s 28th-ranked rushing attack, which averaged a paltry 3.6 yards-per-carry (29th). They traded for veteran guard/center Manny Ramirez, drafted guard Laken Tomlinson in the first round and added running back Ameer Abdullah in the second round. Continue reading →
Much has been made of the Lions’ erratic offense this season. A group with elite talent at wide receiver and quarterback should be able to string together quality performances like they have in the past.
After consecutive road losses to the NFC-leading Arizona Cardinals and AFC-leading New England Patriots in which the Lions scored a total of five goals, the Lions had feasted on bottom feeders in recent weeks. The offense was humming in back-to-back 34-17 home wins over the porous Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, seemingly righting the ship. Continue reading →
GLENDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 16: Running back Theo Riddick #25 of the Detroit Lions runs with the football after a reception against strong safety Deone Bucannon #36 and middle linebacker Larry Foote #50 in the second quarter during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Lions’ offensive struggles continued on Sunday against the NFL-leading Arizona Cardinals. The Lions were unable to consistently move the football and on the few occasions when they did, sacks and penalties stalled drives. Continue reading →
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions catches a pass during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Here’s what I saw during the Lions thrilling comeback victory over the Falcons in London. Continue reading →