Who’s to blame for the Detroit Lions slow start?

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Sep 20, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver

Calvin Johnson

(81) catches a pass as Minnesota Vikings cornerback

Xavier Rhodes

(29) covers him in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

After the pummeling of the Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on Sunday vs the Minnesota Vikings, a lot of fans are shaking their heads, and calling for heads to roll. 

Is it Joe Lombardi? Is it the offensive line? Is it Matthew Stafford? Is it Jim Caldwell? The answer to the questions listed can all be answered with one word, yes.

Football is a team sport. There is not one individual who is solely responsible for the collapse in the beginning of the season, with the Detroit Lions starting off 0-2.

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There are multiple things to point out here, and I am not in the business of crucifying anyone, but something has to be said.

It has taken me a few days of calming down, reading through message boards, and re-watching game film to come to these observations, but here is where I would like to offer my criticism.

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