And what, specifically, can be done about it?
The offensive line has been a disappointment generally, particularly in the run game. It seems like every run attempted in the red zone goes nowhere, or backwards.
I found myself in the Green Bay game reverting to Caldwell-era mode, where I don’t want them to even ATTEMPT to run. Just keep flinging it.
As for why the Lions fade in the second halves of games, (they’ve held the lead in the 4th quarter of every game, with a double-digit or two-score lead in the 4th in two of the three games they’ve not won).
I’m going to throw Monday Night out of it, because they did do the necessary things to win in that game, and the refs prevented it.
Because the Lions did the necessary things to win, maybe that signals that they’re starting to come around. Because earlier in the year, I think it was a mental thing; not staying as pedal-to-the-medal in scheme and execution for 60 minutes as they need to to close out games.