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Lions preparing for Eagles with “no-huddle defense”

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Philly’s defense has held its opponents to 21 points or less in eight straight games.  The Lions would be very happy to do that on Sunday to the Eagles’ offense.

In an effort to slow down Chip Kelly’s attack, the Lions will unfurl a “no-huddle defense.”

“We tried to tempo that this week, and I think we got a good look at it,” linebacker Ashlee Palmer said Friday, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.  “On defense this week, we had like a no-huddle.

“The coaches, they didn’t give us the defensive play until the offense was on the line getting ready to snap the ball.  It makes you communicate and talk to everybody around.”

The obvious goal?  Get the defense ready to deal with the fast-paced Philly attack.

“The way we’ve done things I think is the right approach,” defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said. “We tried to really pressure the defense with different calls, different formations.”

Preparing for the different calls and different formations against the Detroit scout team is one thing.  Facing it in the December elements is another.

So while the Lions can nail down their first division title in 20 years with three wins down the stretch, the first of the last four games could be the hardest.

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5 Responses to “Lions preparing for Eagles with “no-huddle defense””
  1. ninjapleazee says: Dec 8, 2013 8:44 AM

    Did Suh call for team meeting

  2. bennyb82 says: Dec 8, 2013 9:02 AM

    They can get the division title by winning three games or by Chicago losing a couple and the Packers putting Flynn at QB.

  3. packhawk04 says: Dec 8, 2013 10:21 AM

    The ultimate up and down team. Never know what youre going to get. Because of Packer and bear injuries, that might (might) be good enough to win the division this year. If the lions cant win it this year, might be time to blow it up.

  4. Awol.West says: Dec 8, 2013 10:46 AM

    Eagles O-line underrated, Lions defense as a whole overrated. Without starting corner Slay and Detroit playing away from the dome, go with the team taking care of the ball. Calvin, Reggie, and Matthew haven’t done much of that. They will always get their stats, Desean big day.

  5. ziggystheansah says: Dec 8, 2013 12:17 PM

    Awol.West says: Dec 8, 2013 10:46 AM

    Eagles O-line underrated, Lions defense as a whole overrated. Without starting corner Slay and Detroit playing away from the dome, go with the team taking care of the ball. Calvin, Reggie, and Matthew haven’t done much of that. They will always get their stats, Desean big day.
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    have you watched the lions this year? Slay out actually hurts the EAGLES, not Detroit.
    I guess a Defense that just sacked matt flynn 7 times is overrated, sure…

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