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What is going to happen to the Lions next?

Posted on: May 19, 2008 2:52 am
Edited on: November 6, 2008 10:52 am

The Detroit Lions have been a below average for quite a while. The only respite was in the late 1980's with the entertainment value of watching Barry Sanders and his special running style.

The much anticipated arrival of Matt Millen in 2001 as General Manger/President/CEO has not seemed to help the situation at all as spectators have become frustrated and have been displaying hundreds of "Fire Millen" signs at every game. Early in the 2008-9 season, he was fired.

The drafts have been a disaster, and many first round picks are no longer in the league. Jon Kitna, while a capable backup (at best) has been tasked to lead this group of ever-changing players behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league and things never seem to get better. A good defense, some players who can create a pass rush and a decent QB may be able to get this team to an 8-8  or a 9-7 mark, since their Division isn't as tough as others.

What should the fans do? BOYCOTT THE GAMES? Would that even help? As long as the games sell out, why spend more to get better players? -----------What is the solution?
Category: NFL

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2008 5:03 pm

Is Matt Millen responsible for the Lion futility?

0 - 8.....Unbelieveable.

Wow.....Now they are the only winless team in the league. Who could have seen this coming? Oh and EIGHT???? Damn.....How long before Marinelli is gone, now? The team didn't sell out for Washington last week for the first time ever at Ford Field and the game was blacked out locally and wasn't on local TV. People have given up on this team and will not pay top dollars to see them LOSE.

Even the signing of Dante Culpepper may be too little, too late. If he still had potential, wouldn't another team have signed him by now? He is 31 and his best years are behind him. He is supposed to sign and report to the team Monday, but will it do any good?

The 4 point loss in Chicago was another tough pill to swallow. They also had a 2 point loss at Minnesota, so I can't figure out why they play better on the road than they do at home. It's a mystery - just like the team and the futility over the past 40 years.....One playoff win since 1956 will not fill the stadium guys! Let's get a QB that can play and play some Defense. In the 1970's, the Lions had a so-so offense, but ALWAYS had a good defense. This year they are 32nd in the league in defense. If this doesn't improve, the team WON'T.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2008 1:22 pm

Is Matt Millen responsible for the Lion futility?

Here we start the 2008-09 season with a humiliation to the Falcons. Many people had this "penciled in" as a win in the preseason look at the schedule. Now the Lions get the Packers at home. This game has almost turned into a must-win game NOW or the entire year could be down the drain!

Despite a 4-0 preseason, they are now 0-1.....The Falcons seem to have score 21 points before the Lions had their 2nd first down! How is the season looking now? If they can finish 8-8, it will be a miracle.

What is the solution???

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