Saturday, November 27, 2021

Hunt Report: Lions Tie Could Have Been Avoided With David Blough

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The Detroit Lions didn’t lose in week 10, which was an overall positive development for the team in the 2021 season.

A 16-16 draw with the Pittsburgh Steelers ensures there won’t be a completely winless season for the team, but the Lions could have possibly done better if they had just switched quarterback during the game.

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Looking at the second half, it was clear that Jared Goff was not himself. Aside from all the fan jokes about the inconsistent quarterback, Goff was clearly in a bad mood and Detroit’s passing game wasn’t working. While the Lions ran well on the ground, they didn’t do well at all. That clip was perhaps the best example of Goff’s entire afternoon, which ended with the quarterback only completing 14 passes for 114 yards.

A lack of easy throws became a trademark of Goff in the second half, but the Lions didn’t give him the hook despite ample opportunities. Had they gone to David Blough, they might have expanded the field at least a little and found enough big passing games for a win. That didn’t happen, and Detroit had to settle for a draw.

After the game, Detroit coach Dan Campbell was behind the decision to keep Goff in the game, saying the quarterback believes he can do the job on the field and is still making decent throws.

“I thought about it, but then again, like I said, I talked to him, I talked to our coaches, I talked to (Mark) Brunell, I talked to Anthony Lynn, ‘Hey, he’s good , he wants to go. he is good, he can do it. ‘ We persevered and trusted him, ”said Campbell.

That decision could have cost Detroit their first win of the season. A healthy blough might have just enough more in the tank to get the job done that week. While the Lions should obviously stay with Goff if he’s injured, the team needs to carefully consider what to do in week 11.

What else can you learn from this achievement? Here’s a look at some other takeaways.

Perhaps the most amazing reason the Lions drew this game in the first place was because they scored 229 yards and 2 touchdowns on the Steelers’ much-lauded defense. Usually the Steelers don’t allow 100 yard rushers, let alone have a team slash them over 200 yards, so the fact that the Lions were able to accomplish this was quite impressive and annoying. The Lions have been open to doing their team physically, and for the first time this year the team has put their will on an opponent offensively. It was a big turn on for Lions trying to become the kind of team that can hit and hurt the opponent.

If backups like Godwin Igwebuike have such bruises, it speaks to the overall depth of a team’s floor play:

Provided the Lions can keep their health, the team could make such appearances on a daily basis in the future. That’s the team’s goal and it was a good start to do it against a good defense.

The Detroit Defense managed to play well all afternoon despite the sloppy conditions, and one of the bigger games of the day was Okwara’s interception. Now that the linebacker has collected his first sacks in the league he has an interception too, and it was a beauty considering he was in the right place at the right time.

It’s good to see that the Lions seem to be getting the hang of using Okwara, and he’s been doing just as well against the onslaught as he was against the pass over the past few weeks. This is the calling card of a player who is learning at a very important point in his career and who is becoming increasingly versatile.

While the Lions don’t usually like to let Swift carry the burden, they may need to consider it after what he showed off this week. With 130 yards on the ground, this was Swift’s best game with the team that stormed the ball, and it was punctuated by perhaps one of the better hurdles on the field this season. Here’s a look:

Swift will be a force in the league, and the Lions usually like to keep him fresh for the passing game. That may have to change a little after this outbreak.

It’s hard to say that one player was responsible for the tie, but if there was a choice, it was Santoso. The kicker, who was in action for the injured Austin Seibert, missed an extra point that could have given Detroit a 17:10 lead. He later had a terrible miss in extra time on a potential game-winning field goal.

Santoso had a couple of chances where a shoe would have given the Lions just enough points to win, but couldn’t execute. As a result, he was the goat. That’s life as a kicker in the NFL.

3, so many ball losses forced the Lions defense that day. Even though the Lions didn’t win the game, they still need to find a way to generate more revenue in order to score a win. It wasn’t a mistake that the Lions nearly won after getting an interception and a couple of fumble recoveries.

“We didn’t win, but we didn’t lose either. All you can ask for is improvement, and we have improved. We did. “- Dan Campbell. In a subsequent interview with the media, Campbell offered perhaps the deepest quote on the subject, saying that he believes the team has improved despite the tie. That’s all a coach has in his Position.

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While the Lions don’t usually like to let Swift carry the burden, they may need to consider it after what he showed off this week. With 130 yards on the ground, this was Swift’s best game with the team that stormed the ball, and it was punctuated by perhaps one of the better hurdles on the field this season. Here’s a look:

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