On Thanksgiving, the defense reacted with an equalizer, after the late-game tactic was used again by Dan Campbell. The late-game tactics are under fire after he tried to call back-to-back timeouts before a key third down in the final two minutes of his 16-14 loss on Thanksgiving against Chicago.
Chicago converted the ensuring third and 4 before kicking a 28-yard chip to win Detroit at the buzzer.
Campbell said he tried to call the second timeout because half his secondary was in a mistake and the touchdown was inevitable.
Half of our secondary had one call, half had the other, and so banged the timeout, yeah, Campbell said.
How do it happen? How does it work out? How do half the secondary issue a day out?
In one call, then the second, and then the third, of the ball, and then it has a penalty, so so we can't do it. So, it's about to be a touchdown. And, once you do it, I think it was about a tying to a kick. That is a game for the team. Those who do it are so quick, and in the same case, it is a break, and that he has to slap the ball in the flat,
The Lions ran out of timeout lined up in Cover-0, but went to a Cover-2 with the Chicago staff and alignment. But some players missed the check, which caused the breakdown.
If anyone were on the same page then I had to drop the penalty right away. "We stepped off the pitch, so no doubt if they did not make the right decision."
The Bears drew a very big deal by the squander of the last 3 1/2:18 on the end of the fourth quarter. In an effort to get the ball out of Chicago, Andy led the ball and moved the chain of the ten-yards by opening the third-and-4.
The Lions double-timedout was expensive as well as hard to achieve, so why are they now going with anyway? Safety Will Harris was in the nickel, but put to a 7-8 yards of sleep on third and 4 play on Byrd and continued to play off him past the sticks.
Byrd caught the ball without resistance, which helped move the chains and kept Detroit's offense on the sideline for the rest of the game.
We like the fact that he was playing there a little, and we also like how he started to learn. He is smart enough to run, so that he can get used to it, and the hesit is important for the defense.
Instead of assuming the result of a win for Chicago, Campbells worst fear, that the defending would go by a touchdown against coverage of blown coverage, would have certainly made Detroit better play possible, though it would also have guaranteed that Goff would have better stayed on the sidelines for the final 8 o'clock.
"It's tough, Goff said after the game, but it didn't happen as long as we left the field last time I wouldn't be back for a 4-minute drive or to go win the game. So yeah, it is tough. But credit to them, credit for those offense."