The Detroit Lions have made a shocking start to the 2015 NFL season.
The Lions have opened up the new campaign with a 0-4 record, complete with losses to the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers, two teams that aren't even likely to challenge for the playoffs this year.
Cause of Problems
The Lions haven't gotten going on offense at all this season, which was magnified on Monday Night Football where they couldn't run the football at all and only managed to put 10 points on the board. The Lions face the Arizona Cardinals this week and Tyrann Mathieu has spoken out about the state of Detroit's attack.
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The Honey Badger was speaking on a teleconference call ahead of the game and the Cardinals safety said that by watching tape, he has realized why the Lions are struggling so much. According to Mathieu, the Lions offense just doesn't look like it understands what it should be doing on the gridiron.
“For me, they just look like they don’t quite understand the system yet, so to say, because you think about it, those guys, they could easily put up 30 points a game,” Mathieu said, according to the Detroit News.
“I’m very, very, very surprised. You look at those guys’ personnel on offense along with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. I think those two guys alone have you raising your eyebrows as to wondering why they haven’t been putting up a lot of points this season," Mathieu went on to add.
"It’s one of those teams, man, that they look out of sync right now, but they’ll find their rhythm at some point during the season.”
This all might be the case, but until the Lions offensive line starts creating running lanes for Ameer Abdullah, and giving Matthew Stafford more than one second in the pocket to eye up his receivers, Detroit will keep on struggling.