I'm a guy who spends most of my time on
, of course, so offered with a grain of salt.
But, suppose what we're seeing is a result of concentration of our head coach and staff on a particular aspect of the team, and other parts of the team have suffered because of it.....
What we saw, finally, in Detroit was the emergence of the offense as a legitimate strength of the team. Perhaps the coaching staff has been concentrating on the offense the past few weeks while they got the passing game going. That effort has paid off. Meanwhile, though, our defense has been regressing noticeably.
Suppose that now, Pete focuses more on defense for the next game or two. He's known as a defensive minded coach for a reason. He's got to be annoyed at the performance in Detroit to the point that they're going to get most of his attention this week. I imagine he'll be sitting down with Bradley and the D coaches on the plane ride home to start working on fixes.
That and home cooking will get us back on track for Minnesota. I'm still hopeful....
As I've said elsewhere, if we can make it to Thanksgiving or so at around .500, we could get on a roll and do some damage. We're still very much playoff eligible IMHO.