Herman Moore On Lions' Loss vs. Vikings
The Detroit Lions lost a heartbreaker to the Minnesota Vikings with a score of 28-24. For the most part, the Lions dominated the game, but errors in the fourth quarter resulted in the loss.
Legendary wide receiver Herman Moore breaks down the loss from Week 3.
Get a new kicker?
Lions kicker Austin Seibert missed two field goals in Sunday’s game, resulting in Detroit losing.
Seibert’s inability to kick anything longer than fifty yards has plagued his career. If the Lions want to win football games, they cannot miss multiple field goals. The Lions should consider releasing Seibert and looking for a new kicker.
Herman Moore on Austin Seibert (0:05)
“I think they’re going to be looking at that position. Will they make a change? I don’t know.” Moore continues, “I see a lack of confidence; that’s just my opinion and observation when they’re being this aggressive on fourth down, especially it looks like there no hesitation when they cross the fifty-yard line.”
If the coaching staff lost credibility with Seibert, it is time to move on.
The defense right now is ranked thirty in the National Football League. This defense is concerning because they seem to have regressed from last season.
Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn should receive blame for the poor play. Lions injuries do not help when you have multiple players who have yet to see the field: defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike, edge rusher Joshua Paschal, and edge rusher Romeo Okwara. If the defense does not improve, the Lions need to make significant changes in coaching and personnel.
The Lions this season have been good in the first half of games but playing poorly in the second half, and this trend is concerning.
Herman Moore on second-half adjustments (4:26)
“What is it that we are doing at halftime that is causing us all of a sudden to go to sleep offensively and defensively, allow teams to get back and then click, all of a sudden something turns on, because you are doing something to hit a reset button.”
D.J. Chark’s slow start
The urgency for wide receiver D.J. Chark is beginning to mount as he has played underwhelmingly as a Detroit Lion. The expectations for him this season were high, and so far, we have seen little from him.
Herman Moore on D.J. Chark (6:38)
“There is urgency definitely in him; I can see it in his route running,” Moore says. “I don’t see him feeling as if he is a part of the unit, he’s part of the progression.”
Must Win Game vs. Seattle Seahawks In Week 4
The Lions face the Seahawks Sunday, and it is a must-win game. Seattle is considered the inferior team with talent issues across the board. Currently, the Lions are favored by six points to win this home game. If the Lions win, they reside at .500 on the season.
If the Lions lose this game, they will have a massive uphill battle to climb, as the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Minnesota Vikings all having winning records. A loss would be a crushing blow to the season’s first quarter.