Bill O’Brien draws a circle. Matt Patricia draws a circle. Within each circle they think upon their failures as a head coach with the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions. In the center is a long list that includes: establishing the run, running off talent, lack of player development, making decisions in the name of a bland puritan culture that doesn’t win football games, playing to their opponent, possession football, and round pegs in square holes. These two franchises are kindred spirits in misery. Each one suffering similar fates, to different extents, at the northern and southern regions of our country, and each one playing football in the cellar during the 2020 NFL season.
On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and Chris Perfett of Pride of Detroit discuss the Texans-Lions Thanksgiving game. Topics include: defenestration, life in the cellar, previous Lions-Texans match ups, Detroit’s failure to ESTABLISH THE RUN, life without Kenny Golladay on the field, Deshaun Watson’s performance against another terrible pass defense, feeling better about the DeAndre Hopkins trade, and what the Matt Patricia era and the Bill O’Brien era have in common.
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