First thing’s first, the Detroit Lions just promoted Jim Bob Cooter to offensive coordinator. We’ll get to that later.
Secondly, the Lions are an abomination to professional football in 2015. The offensive line performance against the Vikings on Sunday may go down as the worst the league has ever seen. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was hit thirteen times, sacked seven times and needed X-rays after the game for an injured hand. He’s battled through a season of putrid offensive line play, at times so suspect that fans wondered if the players up front simply didn’t like him.
Of the seven sacks yesterday, several came on blown assignments and poor scheme, leading to rushers in Stafford’s face within a split second of the snap. This screencap gives you an idea of just how bad it was.