Detroit Lions: Martin Mayhew and the Reason Why They Have Faltered

October 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions enter the bye week with a 1-3 record. If not for a touchdown with 10 seconds left in their opening game, they would be winless. While fingers can be pointed at poor play and game planning, they are not the main culprit.
Much of the hope entering this season is due to the success of last season. A 10-6 record earned the team a playoff berth for the first time in over a decade. Many felt that the team would build on that success this year, but that has not been the case.
In truth, some of last year’s success was pure luck. The Lions came back from two touchdown deficits on four occasions. While that is great, it does show some cracks in the system. Since their 5-0 start last season, the Lions are 6-10.
The issue has been there for a couple of seasons, but this offseason it hit a new low. The team has poorly managed the draft which has led to a lack of talent available to be able to play. The team had to live under Matt Millen's reign, a story ...

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