Lions DC Cory Undlin: Let’s not panic

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The Lions are off to an 0-2 start despite holding leads of at least 11 points in each of their first two games and the defense has allowed 56 points over the last five quarters.

Neither of those things inspire much confidence about the direction of a team coming off of a 3-12-1 season, which may be part of the reason why defensive coordinator Cory Undlin is cautioning against looking back as the team prepares for Week Three. Undlin said he wants “blinders on” for a unit that has plenty of games left on the schedule.

“My attack and my vision for these guys is always the same,” Undlin said, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “I believe in them. We have good players. I don’t have any doubt. Have we played the best we can play? Obviously not. We’re 0-2. But at this point right now coming up to the third game, we have 14 games left. So let’s not panic, all right? Let’s not forget that we haven’t played great, I haven’t coached good enough. Let’s not forget that.”

The Cardinals are next up for the Lions and Undlin’s going to need to find the right mix of coaching and execution if they’re going to throw cold water on Kyler Murray‘s hot start to the regular season. Failing to do so might not lead to panic, although whether that’s because it’s September or because expectations are low for the Lions would be up to the beholder.

13 responses to “Lions DC Cory Undlin: Let’s not panic

  1. Come on folks, it’s the Lions, and they are 0-2. It is definitely time to panic and have a sense of urgency.

  2. Let’s not panic, it’s only been 63 years and we have one playoff win. We also have a QB with a broken back that has cost has three attempts at a playoff victory from critical and multiple turnovers. Now we are run by washed Patriots staff and our roster consists of their former players…..but we got this.


  3. Coach you need to start packing your bags. You just said you have good players and you have not coached good enough. Your Coach is gone if they do not turn things around and you are making what he has to do easy for him. See ya.

  4. Detroits defense was historically bad in terms of passing yards given up last year. They look even worse this year and are now also giving up near historic numbers in rushing yards as well (near 250 at 7+ ypc last week!)

    This defense isn’t just bad – it’s record setting bad. Fire Patricia (and Quinn) yesterday!

  5. The defense is awful and the head coach is still congratulating himself for being a defensive genius. I’m sure he believes he has the best defense with all the best plays. He has tremendous defensive plays. The fact that the team isn’t winning is the fault of the media.

  6. Remember when the lions fires a pretty good coach In Caldwell to hire this loser just because he came from the pats?

  7. I think that Cory needs to panic about his employment status and future prospects. I know it is early on, but the Packers put up over 40 points on you’re defense and the the Bears came back from a large deficit to beat you. You should have been able to at least hang on to beat the Bears.

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