What I Saw

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  1. Harry

    Harry ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer

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    The O-line is lousy at run blocking.

    Murray may make the playoffs, but he’ll never be a big winner until he learns to be an NFL professional. He still stares down receivers and throws into coverage. Consider the time he threw deep to Johnson who was double covered. He almost always throws to the primary receiver. He personally kept the Lions in this game.

    How did Campbell not continuously end up on the tight end?

    Jaron Brown should move ahead of Johnson on the depth chart.

    No interceptions from this passive defense. There’s a lack of aggressiveness that once was a Cardinal hallmark. This also indicates the defenders are in poor position to jump routes or fight for balls. Murray, in particular, has no clue on position. He appears to be a wasted pick.

    Reddick has a surprising burst when pass rushing.

    Hard to believe that Fitz was invisible in this game, but he was not often the primary receiver.

    Hopkins May be better than anticipated.

    Peterson is not the factor he once was. He’s no longer a shut down corner.

    Cards looked terrible covering receivers out of the backfield.

    Pass rush seemed more disruptive last season.

    If developing Murray is part of coaching; Kingsbury got out coached; worrisome.

    Cardinals looked like a team that had been reading their own press clippings.
     
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    Murphy looked awful. His dumb mistakes gave the Lions 2 FGs.
     
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    The fact there we still don’t have a INT is ALARMING.

    Hell, it took 7 games until we got a INT last year?
     
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    To be fair, the Lions ran out a bunch of multiple TE sets. Campbell can only cover 1 TE at a time.

    the sky isn’t falling. The Lions were a trendy playoff pick to begin the season (somehow). They’re a better team than they’ve shown in their last 11 consecutive losses.

    Kyler’s turnover avoidance regressed right back to the mean.
     
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    Their 11 game losing streak is greatly exaggerated too. Stafford broke his back last year and they were forced to use David Blough for 5 games and Jeff Driskel in 3 games.
     
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    Crazy how fast the pendulum swings back. You posted a thread right after the niners win that you couldn't see why we couldn't be contenders.

    I think we need to have some balance in our praise/criticisms of the team.
     
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    This is a no identity team.

    not great at passing football

    not great at running football

    not great at stopping the run

    not great at stopping the pass

    Cardinals are the Lions of the NFC West.
     
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    The play that drove me crazy was the intentional grounding. That’s 2 weeks in a row. It’s like he doesn’t know the rule because he had plenty of time to throw it out of bounds somewhere near a receiver.


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    The defense wasn’t the problem... if we don’t give the ball away three times our TOP goes up and Detroit doesn’t score 26 on us. Not to mention the points we lost due to the turnovers.
    I would prefer to see our defense more aggressive but the simple fact is that our second year qb had a bad game and it cost us the win.
    Growing pains.
     
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    very alarming, you won’t go far against good teams not producing turnovers
     
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    As bad as the turnovers were we still had a very good chance to win. Bad play calls at the end.
     
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    Almost every team has at least one or two stinkers a year.

    I think this loss will refocus the team. If they play like crap next week than we can get worried.
     
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    Real concerns (IMO):
    • Kyler Murray was sniffing his farts all off-season instead of getting better at reading defenses
    • Chandler Jones spent more time talking about getting sacks in 2020 than finding ways to create them
    • Father Time caught up to Fitzgerald
    • Byron Murphy might not be better than replacement level

    Fake concerns:
    • Patrick Peterson is no longer good — soft zones today we’re reminiscent of two years ago
    • We can’t cover tight ends still — plenty of teams only have one legit TE but Detroit has two

    Real
     
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    Simply an indication of your coaching. Play scared and this is what it looks like .. it will work occasionally, but not when you need the big plays in games like we did today. Essentially...not playoff style defense which is all that kinda matters at the end of the day.
     
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    i don’t think we are that good, seriously
     

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