Lions ready for Bucs to blitz victory formation

Dec 2, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions offensive line coach George Yarno (center) coaches players during the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Greg Schiano led Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known for their attempts to blow up the victory formation. The move is viewed as poor sportsmanship, because the game is over. Almost like the opposite of running up the score. The Detroit Lions will be ready for it if they get in that position.

Get in shotgun and cut them,” center Dominic Raiola said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Seriously. I mean, I think about it. I thought about that when they did it the first time. You get in shotgun and you just, as low that they go, really all you got to do is get the snap back.”

Left guard Rob Sims suggested that the Lions invited those kind of plays after they called a fake spike at the end of the game against the Dallas Cowboys.

“It’s going to be what it is,” Sims said. “I’ve been saying people are going to start keying that kind of stuff. When we’re supposed to just down it and do all that kind of stuff, people are going to take advantage of that now that they’ve seen us play like that, and so be it.

“Hopefully, we do get in victory and that’s one play, and they come up and do what they do, and we walk out of that locker room [with a win]. . . . I’ll take it all day. Victory formation? Yeah, come on, knock me down.”

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