02 Aug 2010
Hurray! The NFL season is just one month away! (Kind of. A little more than a month.)
but the Lions are unlikely to improve much, if at all. They may be picking first overall in 2011. They may actually have regressed in 2009, their schedule looks to be difficult in 2010, and the one time they're on national TV is certain to be yet another rout. (Hello, New England. The turkey usually sits in the owner's box.)
Even in a best-case scenario, the Lions will rival the 1990-92 Patriots as one of the worst post-strike-era teams in NFL history. At worst, they'll fit right in with the WWII Cardinals ... if they hit their projection (and become one of the roughly 10% of NFL teams who managed to improve two or more wins in one season and one or more the following season), 5-43-0, well, most teams win more than that in one season.
You know it's bad when you're reduced to hoping for things like "please actually figure out how this play-action stuff works."
4 replies , Last at 17 Aug 2010, 5:17pm by zlionsfan