“We would have never been able to do that last year, not even in December,” Orlovsky said, describing a play Stafford made in practice.
The Detroit Lions are starting their second year under offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, and the unit hopes to catch up to last season’s stellar defense.
“He’s a real pro, and every day you can see him do things that really excite you,” Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Wednesday.
“People always ask me, ‘What happened?”” Moore said of his 2014 season. “It never quite clicked for Ben and I, and young guys played well.”
The Detroit offense still has plenty of room for improvement, and Lombardi said Ebron figures prominently into the equation.
The Lions need more from talented quarterback Matthew Stafford, and the offensive coordinator plans to help him as much as he can.
Ankle injuries have plagued Bush this season, causing him to miss five of the last seven games, including three straight.
Tate did not come right out Thursday and say he should have gotten the ball more, but he would have liked more chances to help.
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will put 15 to 20 percent fewer plays on the call sheet for Sunday’s game.
Head coach Jim Caldwell noted Monday that there is not one particular area on offense the Lions need to shore up.