Lions preparing for Eagles with ‘no-huddle defense’

Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles like to use an uptempo no-huddle offense. The goal is to prevent defensive units from making substitutions based on the packages or down situations. Another benefit of the no-huddle offense is the same defenders being on the field and getting worn out.

In an effort to stop the no-huddle offense the Eagles use, the Detroit Lions have been practicing something they call a “no-huddle defense.”

“We tried to tempo that this week, and I think we got a good look at it,” linebacker Ashlee Palmer said Friday, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.  “On defense this week, we had like a no-huddle.

“The coaches, they didn’t give us the defensive play until the offense was on the line getting ready to snap the ball.  It makes you communicate and talk to everybody around.”

It seems like the only way to try and stop them is to practice their game.

“The way we’ve done things I think is the right approach,” defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said. “We tried to really pressure the defense with different calls, different formations.”

It is an interesting approach, and a tough match up. Both teams are in tight divisional races and looking for a win to stay in the hunt.

Topics: Detroit Lions

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