There wasn’t much else to do following a loss that effectively ended their season with two games.
A chance at the playoffs — extinguished. A third straight winning season, something the franchise accomplished since the mid-1990s potential. Still another year ending in disappointment following a 14-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
“It stinks. It just stinks understanding that we’re not even moving to the match,” safety Glover Quin said. “This ’s what everybody plays the game for, to have the opportunity you realize. It stinks Once you get expunged, you realize.
“It’s like, hell, the growing season ’s not over. Still got two games left to play with, you realize. Simply not going to the match. We owe it to your fans to head out weekly, get a win after which , you know, going to Green Bay. Both of those are branch opponents so we must play with those guys next year to go get in the off season with momentum and then also get yourself a win. ”
Sure, but what goes on over the following fourteen days is for a day that is different and a discussion. At the moment the Lions are currently trying to figure out how they got here. And Sunday was a lot of issues old and brand new.
Whenever the Lions needed a dent the playcalling, specially late, was conservative. Golladay&rsquo production was close to two-and-a-half-times more than all the Lions pass-catchers combined.
Had some difficulties with pass interference and holding — couldn, two and four penalties called overall ’once it mattered t even eliminate the field.
The unknown was the failings on special teams. He blamed himself for the mistake subsequently, but it’s the first time in his career ’s missed a goahead field goal. He’s 91 of 97. Add to that, the Lions, in their own first touchdown of the match, had an uncommon low breeze in an excess point that resulted in an errant throw by punter Sam Martin rather than a likely-to-be-made extra point — something specially difficult in a one-point loss.
In general it was behaving such as mistakes in times that beat Detroit and those. Sunday just been the newest in a string.
While trainer Matt Patricia didn & rsquo; t even want to explain the overview of losses afternoon, he did state some thing very similar to that which he’s the nine losses after almost all the Lions.
&ldquo only must do a better job,&rdquo. “Begins with me, better job of training a much better job of ensuring people & rsquo and moving outside;re ready to go in a few situations and we must do a superior job playing. It starts with me. ”
Of that there was not much question, because the biggest issue Detroit has experienced 2018 — more than the offensive playcalling gaffes or the shortage of gift at certain places or the special teams errors that hadn’t been there previously years — has been balancing. A lot of that boils all the way down for training also to the players.
“It wasn’t there,” safety Tavon Wilson said. &ldquo to be totally honest, I don’t even know if we won 2 games in a row this past year. We ’t. You can’t even call yourself a team that is consistent in the event you haven & rsquo; t even. ”
The Lions have had back losses twice this year (one was a three-game losing streak). While technically they won 2 games in a row once (Week 5 against Green Bay and Week 7 against Miami), there was a bye between so wins in consecutive weeks didn’t happen. Sure, they can win the final two games of this season, but with the calendar year over that doesn’t make the Lions a frequent team.
The very last time that happened was the 2009 season, when Matthew Stafford was a beginner and Detroit was coming from an 0-16 season.
Is abandoned the Lions jumbling in a emptiness of mediocrity — — for yet another season. The trainers and general managers and players can change, but years in Detroit seem to get rid of in precisely exactly the same manner: knowing what went wrong, what exactly the franchise might have achieved better and yet again getting ready for next year.
“clearly we’r e disappointed. &ldquo we all believed as rsquo that isn &;t sure what we set out to do at the beginning of the calendar year, but at your day’s end, it really is what it really is. We have to springboard us.
“So need to take that approach. ”