Sports journalists Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez of Detroit Free Press discuss news to Colin Kaepernick, Detroit Lions & # 39; depth, on November 13, 2019 at QB.
Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press
Detroit Lions need a CPR for their CPR The Lions' take-away luck has dried up last month.
The Lions have only achieved one conversion in their last four games, a stretch that coincides with two of their worst defensive performances of the season. And while they continue to work on club, punch and rip exercises (CPR, in the Lions language), they find that their opponents have become more adept at protecting football.
Lions fullback Devon Kennard aims to face the Giants in the first half at Ford Field in Detroit Detroit, Sunday, October 27, 2019. [Photo: Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press]
"We have Turned the ball around so many times at the beginning of the year that many people started protecting it, "said corner-keeper Darius Slay. "They know we hit the ball well, so they do a great job of protecting it, and I'm sure they're likely to make movies and turnovers every week, and always watch us go."
The Lions forced In their first five games, eleven sales, in the NFL's sixth place, and they routinely turned these takeaways into points.
Two forced deceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles led to two field goals in a Week 2 win between 27 and 24. Three declines against Green Bay Packers resulted in a nine-point defeat in week 6 between 23 and 22. And the Lions made three mistakes against the Kansas City Chiefs in a quarter-game of the fourth week.
The Lions celebrated They were moderately successful at the start of the season and won two of their first three games, but have since encountered hard times both in the takeaway and in the record division
They are 1-3 during their current drought, and their only victory comes in the only game in which they have forced a turnover against the New York Giants. Green Bay Packers' recipient Darrius Shepherd will be unable to rescue his game against Detroit Lions linebacker Christian Jones on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Green Bay Packers recipient Darrius Shepherd is unable to rescue his game against Detroit Lions linebacker Christian Jones at Lambeau Field on Monday, October 14, 2019, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo: Tannen Maury, EPA-EFE / REX)
"We're trying," said Lions defense coordinator Paul Pasqualoni. "We're doing a lot of trials, I think the most important thing is the awareness and the effort the guys make on the field and they're not always there, not everybody always sees it, we'll see them when you go back and rate the movie So, from a statistical point of view, the NFL's quarterback position is the one most likely to be responsible for sales slump, along with careless passports in As advised by opposing defenders, a large percentage of sales on sackcloths comes in.
The Lions (3-5-1) had three interceptions in their first five games, ahead of Kyler Murray, Philip Rivers and Aaron Rodgers, but have only had one quarterback since Daniel Jones, the giant's novice, believes Devon Kennard has returned to a touchdown.
Jones is indeed the only quarterback to lose a fight against the Lions this year, a testament to Lions' largely toothless pass rush.
"Obviously, we are in a league where points prevail as long as you win and lose by playing a ball," said the defensive end of Trey Flowers, who has two of the Lions' ten forced clashes this year. "So you can add an extra ball possession to your offensive at any time and score a field goal or score points, reach a field position, and so on. They obviously help your team. "
Lions Cornerback Darius Slay celebrates his fully return as he passes by Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in the second quarter on Sunday, September 22, 2019, in Philadelphia. (Photo: Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports)
The Lions are in third place in the NFL, and this week they meet a cowboy team that is at the forefront of football protection.
Quarterback Dak Prescott is responsible for 11 of the 12 Cowboys' sales this year, with nine interceptions and two lost fools. As a team, the Cowboys have the third longest defeat in the NFL (three).
"They're good at protecting the ball," said corner-keeper Mike Ford. "But like any other team, there are people you want to pursue and try to get rid of."
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