Detroit Lions Need to Change Offensive Play Calling

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Seattle Lion Fan in NFL
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The photo of Matthew Stafford says it all.  That is not a happy camper. But Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan should take a look at the game film but look at what the Vikings did offensively instead of what the Lions did. They adjusted to the Lions defense.  They went with a short passing game that used bubble screens, quick slants and underneath routes.  With the weapons the Lions have on offense such as Calvin Johnson and Dennis Northcut catching those quick slants, Brandon Pettigrew and Kevin Smith used on bubble screens and underneath routes, the pressure would be off Matthew Stafford to make the big plays down the field. The Lions focus should be to get the ball into the play makers hands.  I would love to see CJ with 10-15 catches a game but with a ton of YAC (Y ...

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