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Hell, by all of your logic not a single one of us should have made it as Lions fans through the Millen years. Either that, or you were supporting Millen and happy and silent as he systematically put together the laughing stock of professional football year after year.
Being disgusted with the consistent ridiculous CRAP this team has put together for the entire calendar year of 2012 means I shouldn't be a Lions fan?? I have to it silent and smile as horrendous **** continues to be laid out in front of me with my team???
"Shut up or go root for the Packers!" - said every annoyingly dumb sports fan ever.
Can't face facts and have an objective view of your own team, so you have to stomp your feet and try and shoo away the big bad guy who points out the faults and crap you're happy to shovel in your hole week after week.
This is PRO sports. It's a business. You don't deliver, you down perform up to par with the expectations laid before you - you get fired. If any one of us performed how this front office has in OUR jobs - we'd get fired. Why should it be any different?? If the guy who had my job before me went and played on his phone in the bathroom for 6 hours a day, and I came in but only did it for 4 hours a day - that justifies me keeping my job?? Pathetic what a lot of you turn into when the product being put out is absolute CRAP. Smiling, apathetic yes-men.
I don't have quite the level of vitriol as some but i agree that the people running a team should be held responsible when things don't work out the way that they should.
There is no reason this team should have taken this big of a step backwards. Everyone should be open for criticism: Stafford, Johnson, Suh, Gun, Schwartz and the front office.
Each of them have some of the blame. Sure there have been some tough breaks this season that affected the record but those are excuses for not winning and people shouldn't accept excuses for why a bad job was done. Everyone i mentioned made mistakes and none should be above question.
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Spoiled little kid? I'm a 30 year old man who buys his OWN 64GB iPad. And I'm a 30 year old man who spent over $1500 of his hard earned money on season tickets to go out and pay $30 for parking each Sunday, spend $9 a pop on beers at the game, spent $100 on a new Nike jersey - only to watch a team with no accountability for their regression, a coach who week after week stands in front of a podium and down plays any sense of criticism and responsibility for his own career, and see a front office systematically make the same mistakes over and over again.
EVERY single radio show I listen to, every single article I read echoes the identical opinions and frustration towards this franchise...and yet so many of you want to point at an 0-16 season as a reason to give an entire front office essentially a free pass. No, I don't think Schwartz should get the boot right this second...but his *** belongs on the hot seat. No Mayhew shouldn't be fired right now...but if he drafts with this same crap BPA approach, and doesn't make changes to steer the ship in a different direction - then he needs to go!!
You consider speaking negatively about a franchise performing negatively as whining?? Exactly what is a sports forum for??? Trading baseball cards and discussing Stafford's latest ESPN commercial??
Oooo the I'm a season ticket holder argument.
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Open your eyes...there's far more people with a grips on reality with this franchise leaning in my direction, pal. Catch me discussing ANYTHING other than the current Detroit Lions and you'll catch plenty of positivity. Just what exactly is there to stay positive about with the Lions right now??? Oh boy, our draft position is going to be RIGHTEOUS!!!
And if you read correctly, I've never said a thing about firing the entire coaching staff. I said they need to change their direction and approach, or else they should be fired. Doing the same thing the same way and ignoring the end result is stupidity. And your little toss in there tells the TRUE story - "not one blowout loss the entire season". That's what you really think. You think this ain't so bad. We haven't been BLOWN OUT, so it really isn't that bad.
Forget all of the wasted draft picks. Forget the complete inability to close out a game. Forget the consistent HORRIBLE penalties. Forget the terrible play calling. Forget special teams LOSING you games, and doing nothing about it what so ever...Logan still sitting back there waiting on the ball.
And no, don't get rid of the coaches anytime they miss the playoffs. But don't ignore a complete and total regression, and an absolute step in the wrong direction and just chalk it up to what?? Bad luck??? If nothing changes, expect the same exact bag full of crap you're shoveling in your face this season to come right back around next year.
All on the coaches, never the fact that the players can't execute when they have to... GOT IT