Moore After The Game: Lions Have Defensive Problems, Firings Not The Answer
The Detroit Lions lost to the Seattle Seahawks 48-45. The Lions’ offense was fantastic, but the Lions’ defense was awful. Legendary Lions wide receiver Herman Moore gives his thoughts on the game.
Coach Firings Would Be The Wrong Decision
Defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn has received criticism for his defense being ranked dead last in the National Football League this season. With the loss to the Seahawks, multiple pundits suggested a coaching change should occur.
Firing would be a wrong decision. Problems can be resolved, but firing a coordinator four weeks into the season would be a bad decision.
Herman Moore on potential coach firing (0:16)
“Right now, there is a problem that needs to be fixed; one thing you don’t want is to bring more problems and bring more issues to this table. And right now, if you start opening that door, what you are going to find is there is going to be a breakdown in communication, there are going to be people picking sides, there’s going to be coaches picking sides, and all of a sudden everything falls apart.”
OC Ben Johnson Coaching Well
The Lions’ offense had a lot of injuries before the game against the Seattle Seahawks. Players such as wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and D’Andre Swift did not play.
Even without their top players, the Lions’ offense was great, scoring forty-five points with a cast of backup wide receivers. Offensive coordinator Ben Johnson deserves a lot of credit.
T.J. Hockenson Was On Fire
Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson had a fantastic game, nearing two hundred yards receiving and two touchdowns. Before this game he was silent on the season, and when the team needed him the most, he produced a big deal.
Herman Moore on T.J. Hockenson (1:30)
“All of a sudden, T.J. Hockenson, who has been struggling this year, he steps up, has the biggest game of his career.”
It is essential to understand there have only been four games played this year, and the Lions have time to get better and win games. At this point, making drastic decisions, such as firing coaches, is unnecessary.
Let this coaching staff look at the flaws and make adjustments. The season is not over yet.