Detroit Lions and The Playoffs? Why Not? But Then Who Cares?

June 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I'm sitting around with nothing to do, so my mind naturally turns to the Lions. Not sure what that says about me.
Fortunately this affliction has a large support group.
Anyways, I'm sitting here thinking what if Stafford takes the next step this year?
It happens all the time. Some QBs who made the Pro Bowl in their second year include Drew Bledsoe, Peyton Manning and Donovan McNabb. It took Montana three years, but he had only eight starts going into that third season so I'm going to count him too.
Even John Elway and Troy Aikman had huge leaps in their games by the second year.
A quick rundown of those six QBs I mentioned shows that in their second year of starting, five of them made the playoffs. For three of those teams, it had been a while since that happened.
Most importantly, they turned a collective 29 and 67 record around into 67 and 29 in their 2nd year starting. Nice.
I would take an average 11 and 5 season and the playoffs this year.

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