Sticking with the run
If youre looking for positives from the 1-4 Lions, heres one. They are committed to running the ball no matter what. Even last week against the Steelers, who possess the second best rush defense in the NFL, the Lions stayed with it and managed to accumulate 110 rushing yards. The Steelers previous opponent, the San Diego Chargers, ran for just 16 yards.
What I did like is we stuck with it through that game. I like the fact that we didnt become one-dimensional and its easy to do against Pittsburgh most teams do, Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said.
What he is looking for is a little more explosion. Kevin Smith or any of the running backs havent been able to bust through for a long run.
Eventually guys are going to start popping some long runs, even if its not the home run. Healthy chunks enable you to get those yard numbers up, Linehan said.