First, they will lose all away games so the absolute best they can do is 8 and 8, figure they will split their home games so 4-12 for next year is a good bet. There are also certain bets, such as the Lions will lose any game played in San Francisco, Green Bay, and Washington.
Do you think there is any chance we might get a Monday night game? Not next year but perhaps the next next year.
Last year the Lions traded Roy Williams and came away with a slew of draft picks from Dallas, coupled with their own and the lack of Matt Millen at the helm, the Lions had a good, no, they had a great draft. They also only won 2 more games than they did the year before, kind of shows how bad they are. Now, the way I see it, they do not have all those picks this year, and everyone else in the league hopes to improve as well, what makes anyone think that this draft will produce more than 2 more wins?
Fact is they were damn lucky not to go winless again this year.
Trade away the #2 pick, even if Soo is available, trade it, trade it, trade it. If its a good team with a good record take their #1 and #2 pick for this year and next year. We need more talent, trade down please. We need a foundation, trade down please.
Look for the Lions to hit 4 wins next year, if they are lucky and have another good draft. I see no salvation for this team for at least 3 years, probably 5.
Seeing the Chicago game really made it sink in. We are this bad. I thought they might win this game, Chicago at home, no motivation for the bears. But it ended very poorly for the Lions with a double digit loss in front of their home crowd. You just can’t do that, not against mediocre teams.
I remember when the Lions went 2-14 not too long ago, so many games were close. You can’t really say that this year. We are not even close. I have no doubt in my mind that the 0-16 Lion team that started the year in 08 would beat the 2-14 Lions that finished this year. They have so many needs still, if they can get someones 1st and 2nd round picks for their first pick they should do it, they need both quality and quantity.
We need another good draft like next year, and we may win 4 or 5 games with a little luck, which would put us in the lower end of mediocre.
Nothing but good news from the Lions, Staffords surgery went well and he will be ready for “next year”, they are guaranteed a first, second, or third pick from the draft for “next year”, and Coach Schwartz says “winning will bring people into the stands” in an obvious reference to “next year”.
Really, what did anyone expect considering that the Lions have not won in San Francisco since 1975. They started out like gang bangers for sure, but in the end it was another double digit road loss, their 20th in a row.
This road loss thing is simply unGodly. They currently have the 4th consecutive road losses in NFL history, they have not won a road game in over two years. The most pathetic thing about this is that they already own the record at 24 which they did earlier in this decade (2001-2003) so now one has to ask themselves what the most pitiful road record in a decade is and I am pretty certain the Lions will claim that prize as well. I remember the first streak and they had a couple close games, these games have been double digit losses going back to probably the Minnesota loss (Orlovski, Safety, ring a bell) if my memory serves. How can you draft so high for so long and be this bad.
I think the players tried today, but there is just not enough talent anywhere for this thing to go anywhere. I can’t see Calvin Johnson resigning with us either. He’ll probably end up traded next year ala Roy Williams. Why would he or anyone stay here with a bit of talent when all that will happen is double and triple teams.
To show how far down the totem poll the Lions are, the 49ers are trying to break .500 for the first time in 7 years. They are mediocre at best, but the Lions are at least two touchdowns below mediocre it appears.
Next week a sub mediocre team will come to Ford Field, the Lions actually might have a chance to pull something off here but I don’t expect to see it happen, probably just another blacked out game-a fitting end to another wasted year with another record setting losing streak to try and break next year.
According to what I have been reading, football card collectors are going to be going after Stafford cards this off season because they believe they will be cheap until he proves that he can come back from the off season surgery. So if you wanted a Matt Stafford rookie card but thought they were too expensive this year, wait till this season is over and you should do well at the card collector shop.
Hope everyone has a great Holiday season. This has certainly been a tough year, unemployment still at record heights, value of home falling, and certainly not a banner year for our sports team. The Red Wings gave up a 3 games to 2 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals, losing in game 7 to Pittsburgh, and what the Tigers did was certainly very Lionesque. What makes Christmas so great is that for one day none of that stuff matters.
But I have to admit, reading some of the disaster, tradgedies, and stats on this site make be believe that if ever anyone was cursed, it was the Detroit Lions. The part about the playoff record before the curse (6-1) and after the curse being the exact inverse (1-9) is really strange.
Watching the video on this play I have to call this probably the most exciting Lion play on defense since the Lem Barney era. Too bad it was in a losing cause but hell, at least we have a little something to build on for next year. The end of the Cleveland game and this interception are two highlights that dwarf anything we’ve seen here recently.
As for getting the #1 pick, they say that Suh is the best player coming out of the draft in the last 30 years so I say if we have a chance to draft him…trade down, you’ll never get more value for someone who has never played than now, besides Suh couldn’t beat Texas by himself, the Lions need so much more than one guy.
Great historical video of the 1957 NFL Championship between the Lions and Browns. Great shots of old Detroit and Briggs (aka Tiger) stadium where the game was played. The announcer is singing the virtues of the Detroit franchise. Makes you a little proud,
Also check out the rookie of the year for Cleveland, a young Jim Brown.
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