The Detroit Lions appeared to be in the driver’s seat of the NFC North earlier in the season. They stumbled down the stretch before officially being eliminated from contention last week.
That has Lions fans grumbling and the Lions coaching staff is fearing they’ll be with out a job on Black Monday. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Lions coaching staff thinks they’re out as well as the front office including general manager Martin Mayhew.
On #Lions: Coaches think & fear they are out. Possible front office may be, too. By the end, the two sides were barely talking. Big issues.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2013
It is odd that the front office is on the chopping block. The Lions definitely haven’t made poor front office and personnel decisions, they’re struggles have definitely come from the coaching side of things. The Lions are incredibly talented and an underachieving squad. The front office went out and got running back Reggie Bush to leave Miami for Detroit in the offseason as well.
Bush blamed the Lions collapse on chemistry.
“There were certain games where maybe the offense was playing well and the defense struggled,” he said, via the Detroit Free Press. “Then there’s games where defense played well and offense struggled. Or there’s games — I’m thinking of the Philadelphia game — where special teams just played lights out and offense and defense couldn’t really get it together.
“I just think that maybe our chemistry as a team definitely struggled and lacked a little bit — and obviously the turnovers and big plays, making more plays when needed.”
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