Winless Detroit Lions Can't Play It Safe -- Wojo

November 22, 2021, 7:22 AM

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One things for certain, the Detroit Lions have been consistent this year, losing and losing and losing (and oh yes, one tie).

Detroit News columnist Bob Wojnowski gives his take on Sunday's 13-10 lost to the Cleveland Browns:

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Lions are stuck. Stuck between regimes, stuck between quarterbacks, stuck between a rock and last place.

Dan Campbell is stuck too, between taking risks and taking the safe path, between being passive and aggressive, or even passive-aggressive. Again, we get it. The Lions are thoroughly outmanned, although certainly not outworked. They play hard with the pieces at their disposal.

But when Campbell settled for a 43-yard field goal by another replacement kicker, Aldrick Rosas, on fourth-and-1 in the fourth quarter, it was way too passive. When he punted on fourth-and-9 from Detroit’s 41 with 2:36 left, down 13-10, the book might’ve said it was smart, but it felt like surrender.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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