Bill O’Brien draws a circle. Matt Patricia draws a circle. Within each circle, they think about their failures as a head coach with the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions, respectively. In the center of the circiles 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 down to their opponent, possession football, and jamming 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, 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 Bill O’Brien era have in common.
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