We’ve had a weekend to digest the Detroit Lions meltdown at the end of the Thanksgiving Day game. It’s still hard to believe that this team had the ball, up a point, first-and-10 on the 44-yard line with just under 11 minutes, and would proceed to go backwards 15 yards and never get the ball back.
What followed was a combination of player error, poor defense, lack of playmaking, and coaching errors. The coaching errors seem to be the major sticking point even after days of contemplation.
Three weeks ago, Lions head coach Dan Campbell made the bold decision to take over play calling.