In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case take a look at the Lions loss to the Los Angeles Rams, talk about what’s to be gained from giving Jim Bob Cooter his walking papers, and discuss Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay, and Zach Zenner. We also take a look ahead to the Arizona Cardinals.
This week we begin by taking a call for a favorite segment, “Puttin’ ’em on Blast”, and get a good critique of Jim Bob Cooter and his ability. It sparks a great conversation about what we could gain/lose from making a move at offensive coordinator at this point in the season. Chris is finally convinced that he’s ready to move on from Jim Bob at this point and talks about how we might even get better while also assessing a potential candidate to replace Cooter.
Detroit Lions Podcast Game Review
From there we take a look back at the game against the Los Angeles Rams. There were some high points, and some really great things to take away from that game, but it was also another opportunity squandered. Once again our Lions were able to create hope where we had none and dashed those hopes before we could realize greatness. For many, the Lions showed how to beat the Rams offense from the defensive side of the ball, but one of the keys to that is to have an offense. We missed on that one.
From there we discuss the Golden Tate trade with new perspective. Could it be the lack of remaining home games and the team’s lack of belief in JBC that led to the trade? Picking up a good draft spot while knowing the effect on the team from the fans’ perspective would be small? A fresh conspiracy to chew on at this point in the Lions season. We also discuss the effect of Tate’s departure and Marvin Jones injury on the production of Kenny Golladay. The effect is real and at the same time, some good experience being built at the same time. Lastly, we discuss the misuse of Zach Zenner in the Lions offense. The standard, “he’s doing well, better stop using him” problem from JBC.
Detroit Lions Wildcard Chances
We take a look at what it would take for the Lions to seal the deal for a Wildcard playoff position. Its not impossible, yet there is still work to be done. The biggest game is the next one, but in the scheme of things the Vikings at home could be the pivot point for their opportunity to make the dance.
Moving ahead, we take a look at the upcoming game against the Arizona Cardinals and discuss where the team’s opportunities might lie.
Lastly, Case takes us for a quick run ‘Around the Division’ where we discuss the Green Bay Packers and their coaching changes, the Minnesota Vikings and their future financial issues, and The Chicago Bears and their love of sausages.
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