NFL defenses played the Detroit Lions differently after Barry Sanders retired

Another season was unraveling for the Detroit Lions. This time the year was 1999, a few months after super star running back Barry Sanders unexpectedly retired. After an 8-4 start the Lions could no longer run the football. We in the media became critical of offensive coordinator Sylvester Croom, the offensive line and head coachContinue reading “NFL defenses played the Detroit Lions differently after Barry Sanders retired”

The world needs a Detroit Lions 30 for 30 documentary

Hey ESPN we need you. NFL Films! We need you. There have been a number of entertaining and informative 30 for 30 documentaries that chronicle the good and bad of sports. It is time now for a 30 for 30 on the Detroit Lions and their fans entitled: “Why we still love them.” If theyContinue reading “The world needs a Detroit Lions 30 for 30 documentary”

Lions kick the can down the road for a proper rebuild

Maybe, just maybe, the Detroit Lions are a real organization. That was my initial thought after they shipped quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for quarterback Jared Goff, two future first-round draft picks and a 2021 third round pick. What the Lions are doing is kicking the can down the road, hoping theyContinue reading “Lions kick the can down the road for a proper rebuild”

Even Lions quarterbacks who win playoff games are run out of Detroit

Matthew Stafford is just the latest Detroit Lions quarterback to be run off by the Lions or Detroit fans in their prime. It’s a long list and includes the only man in the last 63 years to win a playoff game — Erik Kramer. In the early 1990s the Lions paraded a three-headed monster atContinue reading “Even Lions quarterbacks who win playoff games are run out of Detroit”

Stafford finally listens, approves to be traded by Lions

Gentlemen, if you are married, you already know this. Sometimes, its best to listen to honey bun. When you roll over in bed and the wife is lecturing you at some point you realize she is whispering the truth. You need to listen and take her thoughts into consideration. Kelley Stafford, the wife of LionsContinue reading “Stafford finally listens, approves to be traded by Lions”

The golden nugget trapped inside Dan Campbell’s treasure chest of bluster and mustard

Will it be better to see Dan Campbell stalking the sidelines at Ford Field as Detroit Lions head coach or stomping Drew McIntrye for the WWE championship belt? That’s the kind of day it was over the Zoom airwaves as Dan “Shit Starter” Campbell introduced himself to the Detroit media and Lions fans with aContinue reading “The golden nugget trapped inside Dan Campbell’s treasure chest of bluster and mustard”

The Lions should not cancel Campbell as head coach candidate for past remarks

The Cancel Culture should not get away with trying to cancel New Orleans Assistant head coach Dan Campbell from becoming the Detroit Lions head coach. Campbell made anti-Gay remarks as a college student during a Texas A@M pep rally a life time ago. It was a mistake. He should not have made the comments. However,Continue reading “The Lions should not cancel Campbell as head coach candidate for past remarks”

The Lions have never hired a GM with GM experience. I have a theory why

The Detroit Lions continued a trend of not hiring someone with General Manager experience when they selected former Los Angeles Rams Director of College Scouting Brad Holmes. I have a theory. The Ford family is not interested in hiring someone who can come in Day One pounding the desk and telling them that they areContinue reading “The Lions have never hired a GM with GM experience. I have a theory why”

Losing Lions is a decades old problem

This is how bad it gets this time of year for many Detroit Lions fans. The 47-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not sting. Losses like this no longer make you angry. You don’t give a damn because you became numb to another dismal season months ago. Yet there remains pockets of angerContinue reading “Losing Lions is a decades old problem”