The Lions‘ attempt to run a no-huddle offense against the Bears last week resulted in one of the more inept offensive displays in the team’s spotty recent history. At least one Lions player, Dominic Raiola, says he actually felt humiliated in the midst of such a self-inflicted calamity.
“There was no communication,” Raiola said. “It looked like we were a Pop Warner team, people running ‘Go’ routes and throwing underneath, and throwing long routes and [receivers] running underneath. It was terrible. I was embarrassed to be out there. I mean, like coach [OC Jim Colletto] said yesterday, I’d have booed myself.”
The Lions say they will scrap the no-huddle against the Vikings and go back to sucking in the usual way. Meanwhile, the Lions announced that Jon Kitna is officially out for today’s game, and that Dan Orlovsky will make his first NFL start. An old familiar face to Vikings fans – Drew Henson – has been signed from the practice squad to be the #3 quarterback. Yes, Drew Henson. That’s how bad it’s gotten for the Lions.