Detroit Lions’ Rushing Woes Fall On Scott Linehan Not Kevin Smith

Posted: 6th October 2009 by Michael Schottey in NFL
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Kevin Smith rushed for 30 yards last week. On 19 carries. Yuck. Certainly a lot of blame is to be shared. Also, a lot of credit is due to the Bears defense. However, for much of the second half, the Bearsùsitting in a cover twoùplayed the pass and left running lanes wide open. The Lions were unable to capitalize. While some of the blame must go to the Lions backs, the bulk of it must rest solely on the play calling and game planning of Scott Linehan. At halftime, Lovie Smith made a decision. He was going to make Kevin Smith beat his team. The Bears would sit in a deep cover two, but let Charles Tillman shadow Calvin Johnson. Think of it this way: In basketball, you can either let LeBron James beat you or you can shut him down and hope no one else gets hot. That is what Lovie Smith was ho ...

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