The problem with this team is a lack of accountability from the players themselves. Suh, Fairley, Stafford, Calvin, Reggie & Joique aren't vocal on the field. None of those guys are the field generals so many good teams have.
We lost Nate & Delmas who were the team cheerleaders, but really haven't replaced them with any vocal leadership.
I think a big part of our undisciplined play and frequent late collapses has to do with the fact that there are no players on this team to rally around. Calvin makes big plays but doesn't really fire up the troops. Neither does Suh.
I don't think there are any FA vet leaders available (Ed Reed? He uses a cane though), and any rookie that comes in will need a year or two before they can start rallying the others.
Unless Stafford turns into that guy on offense, and someone steps up on D, I'm afraid we'll see a lot more stretches of uninspired play, like we have in the past.
Does leadership even matter at all?