Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will put 15 to 20 percent fewer plays on the call sheet for Sunday’s game.
Caldwell said that, while it might be difficult for people outside the team to notice, Stafford has steadily gotten better this season.
Detroit’s defense is ranked No. 1 in the NFL, but the team’s inability to move the ball consistently is becoming a concern.
Head coach Jim Caldwell noted Monday that there is not one particular area on offense the Lions need to shore up.
Detroit safety Glover Quin has become something of a locker room sage, regularly holding court with reporters and dispensing wisdom about the NFC North leaders.
“Overall, they’ve taken it upon themselves to look at themselves and say … ‘We’re going to be a little bit different,’” Caldwell said.
Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate present quite the challenge for defenses. Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie do the same for offenses.
“He’s making progress,” Caldwell said. “If we have a guy that’s not going to be back for the entire year, we’re going to tell you.”
Playoff fever has run rampant among Lions fans. Head coach Jim Caldwell has no plans to let it spread throughout the organization.
Following another bout with the injury bug, the Lions may be playing the Cardinals and the Patriots without Warford and Waddle.