``Now, we have to understand that we cannot expect miraculous play and heroics right off the bat from Joey,'' Mornhinweg said. ``It's a situation where we certainly have to play better defense, especially pass defense. Our special teams have to be solid. We do have to run the football.''
As a college quarterback at Oregon, Harrington was known for his ability to win games with big plays in the closing minutes but he said he would have to resist an urge to try to make every play a big play for the Lions.
``I want to bring some consistency,'' Harrington said. ``I'm not looking to go out and make a big play. I'm not looking to go out and steal the show, to throw a bunch of deep balls. That's not how I play.
``I like to get in a rhythm, I like to make everybody feel comfortable so our offense starts to click. I think that's what we really need right now.''