birddog wrote:I may be looking through rose colored glasses here.. D.B. may help him some w/that. I'm likely more optimistic than most.
Situational football will be the talking points this year IMO.. not overall stats. Lions have some bright spots to work with on O.
i know better than to look at anything re: the loins optimistically. that said, i don't look at the DB hire pessimistically. did it move the needle? nope. matt millen moved the needle. rod marinelli moved the needle. i want wins. show me. if you can't show me on sunday, it's all white noise.
re: bright spots on O....yes. they have a young and talented OL. they have a really good piece at WR in golladay and a really good piece at RB in kerryon. martha ford has quinn's, matty patty's, and stafford's contracts all expiring in the same year IIRC. if it needs to blow up....it should be relatively easy to press the big red button. in theory.
a wise man once said potential will get you fired. the loins have had potential forever. the '18 loins were emotionally flat. i haven't seen the team look that aloof ever, i think. hell, the 0-16 year they played their azzes off....they just had a historically chitty team.
but stafford ain't the problem. he might not be the answer, but he damn sure ain't the problem. anyone that actually pays the loins more than a guffaw of amusement and pity should know this.