Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Year, New Lions. Nope!

Good news, Lions beat Green Bay this week. 

The bad news, the Lions didn't make the playoffs and fired their head coach Jim Caldwell.

A bag of rocks has more brains than Bob Quinn.

Here we go again, the Lions can't keep their act together. 

 While some see the firing as a step in the right direction, it's a step backwards.

Was firing him the answer or are there deeper problems in the organization instead?
To many the Lions problems began when William Clay Ford Sr. purchased the team.
 For several years the teams seasons were so bad, that there were too many to count. 

Players, coaches team presidents, and assistants were have come and gone from the Lions.
Although the Lions were in the playoffs a few times, they have never made it beyond the NFC Conference Championship.

 The Lions even went 0 - 16 during the historic 2008 season. Many blamed Matt Millen who was team president at the time for the season. Even after Millen was fired, the team kept going downhill. 

Finally after the historic season a new head coach, team president and general manager were named.

 The Lions  got the first pick in the draft. The Lions chose Matthew Stafford as quarterback. The team even hired Super Bowl champion Jim Cauldwell as head coach. 

Some improvements were made and the Lions reached the playoffs a couple of times. 
Still the Lions couldn't win a playoff game. Even with all the changes made, can the Lions be a sucessful team or are we cursed by the football gods?

If I had all the answers why the Lions can't win, I'd be running the team. However I can only give my observations.

 First: hire a better team president, team manager who has a background in football. 
They should know what they are doing and have the winning record to prove it.

Second, hire coaches who have head coaching experiences and a winning record. 
It take time to rebuild a time. You can't snap your fingers and make everything better. 

Third, get good players. Detroit need good running backs and defensive players.

Fourth: The team has to act like a unit. Group dynamics, group cohesiveness plays a large part in the way a team operates. Good teams look after each other. 

 We can never go back to being a losing team again. 0 - 16 should never happen again. We fans are tired of having our playoff hopes dashed. 

Let's hope the Lions can finally start winning games again.















  





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