On Christmas Eve, the Detroit Lions had an opportunity to move to 8-7 on the season, and even grab control of their own destiny, when they took on the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately, things did not go at all as planned for Aaron Glenn and the Lions' defense as the Panthers absolutely dominated to the tune of 570 total yards (320 rushing yards) and 37 points. On Thursday, Glenn made a concerning comment.
What did Aaron Glenn say about the Detroit Lions debacle vs. Panthers?
While speaking to the media on Thursday, Glenn was asked if he had any regrets in terms of the defensive scheme the Lions used against the Panthers.
His response was a bit concerning.
“Not at all. Not at all,” Glenn said. “Obviously, as a coach the first thing you look at is yourself. But when you’re just playing down-safety defense when that had been the talk the whole week as far as stopping the run, we know exactly who they are.”
Instead, Glenn insisted that the Lions' inability to stop the run was about execution, technique, and assignment.
“Execution, technique, assignment,” Glenn said. “There’s a number of things involved with that situation, and we talked about them, had a really good practice yesterday, gonna have a good practice today and move forward.”
Nation, does it concern you at all that Glenn does not think the Lions' defensive scheme was the problem during their loss to the Panthers?