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  1. #1
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    Lions closer than ever?

    The Detroit Lions have enough pieces to contend in the NFC North, but they will have to prove it on the field.

    The Detroit Lions last 60 plus years have been a ‘how not to win’ lesson for students of the game. This franchise has run the gauntlet from mediocre and boring to pathetic and embarrassing, with extremely limited time in the potentially good zone.

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    As a matter of fact, even in the very few seasons that the Lions resembled a real NFL team and made a run to the playoffs, they pretty much rolled over and died when they got there.




    The last time the Lions actually won a playoff game, they became a part of NFL history. That was 1991 when they became the only NFL team to beat the Jimmy Johnson led Dallas Cowboys in the postseason.

    Go ahead and look it up. It’s a stat I can hardly believe myself. The reason it’s so hard to believe? Until Jimmy Left Dallas, his teams were stacked with talent, incredibly well-coached and always poised when they needed to be the most.

    Yet Wayne Fontes and his Lions toppled Jimmy’s Cowboys. A team that would have won a record three straight Super Bowls if Jerry Jones’ ego hadn’t caused Jimmy to leave Dallas. You can say what you want, but there is absolutely no way I will believe otherwise.


    So in the past 63 years, the Lions have played their best when they needed to the most once. Then just one week later after that Herculean effort, the Lions collapsed and had the tar beaten out of them by the Washington Redskins, 41-10. Just one game away from the Super Bowl.

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    As we glance ahead towards the 2020 season, it’s easy to see why the national media always picks the Lions for last place and never does any homework to see if perhaps these Motor City cats have a chance. Because Detroit continually fulfills the prophecy.


    As Lions fans we might be sick of it, but how you argue the results? That being said, is there even the slightest bit of a chance that the latest version of the Lions could possibly contend in the NFC North

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    With an offense that could be very good and a defense that does have the potential to make some big strides this season, it will all come down to how well they are managed. Shrewd in-game adjustments and a willingness to be diverse on defense instead of clinging only to the ‘Patriot Way’ could give the Lions a chance to make a run in the NFC North.
    This bit of the article stood out to me and I wholeheartedly agree with. The offense has the potential to be very good. The defense, although they were atrocious last year, could be a lot better with some of the players they brought in. Time will tell.

    However, when the game plan doesn't go as planned, like we have seen so frequently in the past, the coaching staff HAS to make adjustments. They have to adapt to their opponent and what they are doing to put both the offense and defense in the best possible position to win.

    NFC North Take

    Bears - Not really worried about in my opinion. Yes they have Mack and could have a great defense but their QB situation is trash. I believe it's going to go Mitch, Foles, Mitch in terms of who leads the offense.

    Vikings - I was happy to see Diggs leave, I felt like he always put up pretty good numbers against us. Cousins is overrated in my opinion but can be productive at times and with Cook in the backfield, it makes his job that much easier. If our defense can't stop the run the Vikings will beat us both times.

    Green Bay - They are the NFC North favorites. There are rumblings that Rodgers is washed up but until I see more along those lines you can't count them out. Adams at #1 and the emergence of Jones as a trusted #1 RB sets them up to have a productive offense once again. Then, you draft a QB with their first round pick? If that doesn't light a fire under Rodger's *** than I don't know what would.

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    I'll believe it when I see it.

    I think the potential is there, especially offensively, but I'm not fully buying anything they sell anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
    I'll believe it when I see it.

    I think the potential is there, especially offensively, but I'm not fully buying anything they sell anymore.
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    The head coach is very capable to grab defeat from the jaws of victory.

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    he might also have crabs around his jaws

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    How is Patricia still coach?

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    Lions will suck but not suck enough to get a franchise player. But let's be honest. Even if they do get that player, they will waste his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahoda View Post
    Lions will suck but not suck enough to get a franchise player. But let's be honest. Even if they do get that player, they will waste his career.
    so stafford and calvin and barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket View Post
    so stafford and calvin and barry
    and jerry ball, based on my 75 sack season on tecmo bowl

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuySir View Post
    and jerry ball, based on my 75 sack season on tecmo bowl
    and Mel grey and Jason Hanson ....
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