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NYLion

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  1. The Fords are not football people, that's a big part of the reason why they've failed for decades. They don't surround themselves with football either with Wood being the most recent example and then subsequently hire the wrong people time and time again. It's also **** luck too. It's beyond comprehension that the Lions couldn't even fluke into more than one playoff win in 63 years. You can have bad owners and fluke into a good season or three throughout your history. The consistency of failure is remarkable, possibly the most remarkable run in sports history.
  2. It's not bare on the offensive side but they have a defense that is miles away from even being average and a new regime that's going to take a while to eradicate the massive stink of the previous regime. Not to mention that there are so many bad contracts clogging up cap space for the next few years, no receivers signed beyond this season and not a ton of draft capital. Quinn really left a plate of **** for the next regime. There are some nice pieces on offense (if Golladay is kept) but this thing is being built from the ground up and Stafford at 33 with two years left on his deal doesn't really fit their timeline. They haven't won with a prime Stafford in over a decade and had a few teams that were light years better than the one they'll be fielding next season with a Stafford that might start declining. What are they holding on to with Stafford the next few years? What happens if he walks in 2 years and they have no young QB to build around? I'm not saying they need to throw the young QB into the fire right away but if there's a QB they really believe can be good (Wilson, Lance, whoever), they'd be dumb to not at least heavily consider it. BTW, Watson, Jackson and Mahomes (who was considered a reach at the time) were all taken behind where the Lions will likely be drafting so there's been plenty of 3rd or 4th best QBs that have succeeded in recent years. Herbert as well btw who looks like a keeper, 3rd QB taken.
  3. The situations aren't remotely similar. Cousins was able to succeed because he was surrounded by a great supporting cast, top running back, lots of good receivers and excellent defense. The Lions simply don't have the supporting cast to succeed with Stafford anytime in the near future, the Lions are a long LONG way away from building the type of team around Stafford that Cousins had. He's turning 33 next year (with a lot of mileage on his body) has two years left on his contract and a new regime is about to take over. What's the point of building around Stafford now? I'm not saying they have to trade Stafford this offseason but drafting a QB in this draft should be high on the priority list.
  4. Yes Jefferson was a taken in the 1st but he was the 5th? receiver taken, so many receivers taken last year that I forgot he was taken that high. Point still stands though. Claypool was like the 10th receiver taken and we see where he is now.
  5. I think they'll franchise Golladay at the very least. It should be fairly easy to sign a #2 WR to replace Jones. As we've seen over the years, the Lions have had little issue stocking up on receivers most of which were free agent signings or later round picks, Calvin notwithstanding. I think Cephus could be good, he's done a decent job at getting open in his limited reps but seems to have a bit of a case of the butter fingers unfortunately. If there was an elite level prospect like Jones available, I'd consider it depending on where the Lions wind up drafting but I'd prioritize other positions over receiver. They desperately need to beef up the Front 7 and QB needs to be a strong consideration even if they keep Stafford for another year. I'd prefer to target receiver in one of the other rounds, lots of good receivers are usually available outside of the 1st (Metcalf and Jefferson are two recent examples, there's many more).
  6. That's one way of looking at it. They're also one game out of 4th so there's very little separating 4-16 remarkably. I just don't think they will magically start winning games regularly with Patricia gone. I'm just hoping for them to at least show a pulse, I don't expect them to win more than 1 or 2 games the rest of the season. 5-11 or 6-10 should put them in that 8-12 range. Even with an improved team, they still play the likes of Tampa, Tennessee and Green Bay. They never beat Minnesota either.
  7. I'd lose it a little bit if they took a WR in the top 10, a 3rd straight year of drafting a non-premium position in the top 10. Depending on BPA of course, I'm taking either a QB or the top Front 7 player left on the board. Parsons is my favorite player in the draft outside of Lawrence so I'm taking him without hesitation if he's there (I doubt he drops out of the top 5). If not, I'd address that D-Line or take one of Wilson, Lance or Trask/Jones. I'm really interested to see how the defense does now that Patricia is gone. I'm curious to see if it really was a complete lack of talent or if it was at least somewhat due to schematic issues. Guys like Okudah, AO, Walker and Harris have some talent, add in Hand if he ever remains healthy and I wonder if these guys will improve in a different scheme, Davis too. Guys like Tavai are hopeless, a worthless pick.
  8. Yeah, it's probably wishful thinking on my part. I was just hoping that perhaps the hometown factor might lure him in. Better choice than the other "Michigan Man", speak about a guy who has a rigid system.
  9. I saw an article that he was born and raised in Michigan (had no idea) so that might give the Lions a leg up.
  10. Not wrong at all. He's essentially the offensive coordinator version of Patricia in the sense that he's in a perfect situation to succeed with an elite offensive mind in Reid and the best arsenal of offensive weapons in the league. Is he a product of the KC system or is he good on his own? No idea, seems risky. Saleh seems like a strong candidate. That 49er defense has been decimated by injuries yet they keep on ticking. Apparently he's a Michigan guy too so I'd imagine that he's high on the Lions wish list. I don't know who the best candidate would be, all these guys have question marks. I just want a coach who doesn't have a very rigid system, can make adjustments in game and whose players will play hard for him. Who that is? I have no idea.
  11. I misunderstood and was thinking new coach. Regardless, the Jets should be high on the list for a new coach because of Lawrence. The Lions are kind of in no mans' land. Not much of a talent base to work from, not bad enough to get one of the elite QBs in the draft, a good but aging QB with 2 years left on his deal, hamstrung by a lot of awful contracts. An awful situation for a new GM and coach to walk into, arguably the least attractive job in the league.
  12. Good point about Snyder. That does knock Washington down a couple of notches. The Jets are drafting Lawrence, obviously. He alone will make them an attractive destination.
  13. And add the Jets to that. The Lions are going to be very low on that list as an attraction. The Jets and Jaguars are going to get young franchise QBs to build around, the Redskins are building an elite level defense and the Texans have Watson. Atlanta (Detroit South) and Detroit are in tough against those other teams, not much of a foundation to build on and old QBs who are in limbo.
  14. Not even close, the Leafs have had some contending teams in the last 60+ years, made several conference finals in the last 30 years. The one franchise, that has been around almost as long as the Lions, that comes close to their level of futility is the Browns and even they've won 6 more playoff games than the Lions in the last 60+ years. The Cubs perhaps before they won a World Series. That's about it, nobody comes close to matching one playoff win in 63 years. It's one of the most remarkable stats in sports history, unbelievable inepitutedle consistency.
  15. Good, had to be done now. It made zero sense to wait until the end of the season to do the obvious. At least this shows that Sheila cares. A nice first step in a very long process to earn the trust of the fanbase.
  16. Is this team any less talented than the one that ended the Caldwell era? What makes you think this team is even remotely respectable? They are a Stafford injury away from being the worst team in the league, Stafford (and Gurley) won them the Atlanta and Washington games. They are near the bottom of the league in nearly every statistical category outside of passing which is somewhere in the middle. It's not the most talented team but this coaching staff is getting the least out of its talent. Name one defensive player, outside of Okwara, that has progressed under this sorry excuse of a coach? Everybody makes fun of the gameplan and scheme from writers to announcers to opposition fans.There's nothing respectable about this team, they're an embarrassment.
  17. Happened just this season with Bill O'Brien who btw was far FAR FAR more successful than Patricia. I don't care that other teams don't usually do it. Most other teams aren't as futile as the Lions, most other teams don't mail in games like the Lions did the last two, most coaches aren't as unsuccessful as Patricia almost 3 seasons into their tenure especially with a top 10 QB handed to him. For the reasons I stated above, it should be done now. There's zero to be gained by keeping a regime that is probably going to be fired anyway. The fanbase is pissed (an all too loyal fanbase btw), the players have given up and make no mistake, there has been a noticeable dip in their give a **** meter the last few weeks. Why let this continue? Show the fanbase that you care Sheila, it'll be a step towards earning their trust.
  18. Send a message that losing won't be tolerated especially in the fashion they did the last few games when the team mailed it in. Put your stamp on the team as a new owner (although she really isn't new), rid of the distraction that is Quinntricia's job status, rid of the toxic culture this guy has created for the sake of young player development. I don't see what they have to gain by letting this lame duck coach finish out the season outside of tanking for a higher pick. Just get it done with now instead of letting the black cloud hang over the team for the rest of the season. Lots of young players on this team and these next 5 games are still key development games even though there aren't playoffs to play for. In any event, I thought today had to be the day for firings. If it didn't happen after arguably the worst back to back performances in Lions history then it won't happen until the end of the season if even then. Gutless organization.
  19. I see some notable regressions in his game, namely his mobility which was never great to begin with but he's starting to get that "old man" look to him in the pocket that Brees and Brady now have. In any event, I think he has a few good years left in him but he's too old to lead a rebuild and with only two years left on his contract, it would be wise to get some value for him sometime in the next year and start fresh for the sake of him and the team (especially for his sake).
  20. Stafford is starting the downside of his career (you can see the regression starting already), his contract is up in a year and there will (better be) a new regime to start next season so with this being a QB rich draft and the Lions drafting high, this is the time to snag one to start off the next and 50 millionth Lions rebuild.
  21. The Lions, at the very best, are going to get the 3rd best QB as the Jets and Jags are locked into the bottom 2 and both are almost certainly taking QBs. I wouldn't be surprised if up to 4 QBs get taken in the top 10 with so many QB needy teams and this being a super charged QB hyped draft. Has Quinntricia been fired yet? No? ****. I better wake up tomorrow to a platter of firings.
  22. If there's no firings tomorrow, I don't see it happening until the end of the season IF it happens. Long week off, Black Friday. It needs to be done now.
  23. I'm enjoying this sadly. Get out you arrogant fat **** and take your Patriot buddy with you.
  24. Yep, lots of unnecessary penalties keeping the Lions in it and they are still up by 17.
  25. Everybody just going through the motions, checked out. Good. Exactly what was needed to set a torch to this regime.
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