Detroit Lions Overreactions
The Detroit Lions put the smackdown on the Chicago Bears for Week 10, giving head coach Dan Campbell the first road win of his tenure.
One of the main reasons the Lions won this game was rookie edge rusher, Aidan Hutchinson. Hutchinson was disruptive on the defensive line resulting in an interception to cornerback Jeffrey Okudah. Hutchinson also recorded a sack on quarterback Justin Fields.
With Hutchinson’s playing this season, does he have a chance to win the defensive rookie of the year award?
My answer has yet to be.
Hutchinson still has some work to get into this conversation with other rookies playing well, such as cornerback Sauce Gardner of the New York Jets.
Is it an overreaction to say the Lions’ defense is playing better?
No, it is not.
The Lions’ defense has been improving as of late, stopping quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Fields in the last two weeks.
If the Lions’ defense is getting better, young players such as safety Kerby Joseph and Jeffrey Okudah are the reason why. They are making crucial plays on defense when needed.
Is it an overreaction to say Dan Campbell has figured it out in decision-making?
Yes, it is.
Campbell has received a lot of grief with how he has made play calls in year two as head coach. However, on Sunday, the Lions played well on all fronts: offense, defense, and special teams.
We still have multiple games to play this season to see if he has corrected mistakes. The win versus the Bears was solid, but they made questionable decisions in the Packers game.