Detroit Lions’ Offseason Finally Less Intriguing Than Regular Season

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Generally speaking, the most exciting part of the NFL season for Detroit Lions fans is the offseason.
The NFL draft is like Christmas, and free agency a shopping spree. Both supply us with opportunities to forget what happened in the previous season and focus on the reasons why next year will be better.
Thirteen weeks into the 2010 NFL season, I figured it would be more of the same. The Lions were 2-10, Drew Stanton was in and the Lions didn't appear to be going anywhere.
Then they won a divisional game. The next two weeks, they went on the road and won two straight. Then they came back home and closed out another divisional game.
The Lions were on their first four-game winning streak in over a decade, and just like that, it was over. Not the winning streak—the season.
Any other time, the end of the season would have been a reprieve: a time to pick up the disappointing pieces of another shattered season, discuss what coaching and personnel chang...

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