Five Reasons to Believe Louis Delmas’ Eight-Win Prediction for Detroit Lions

June 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It wouldn’t be a complete offseason without a Detroit Lions player making some kind of outlandish prediction about the coming season.
Well fear not, for this year, Louis Delmas has satisfied our requirements .
This string started with Jon Kitna boldly predicting 10 wins for the Lions in 2007.
After the Lions finished the 2007 season at 7-9, he quietly renewed that prediction for 2008, while then-rookie running back Kevin Smith predicted 20 touchdowns for himself and a playoff win for the Lions.
As if the results of that particular prediction weren’t embarrassing enough, Smith then renewed his prediction of “playoffs” for the 2009 season, claiming that the 0-16 team of 2008 was “not that far off.”
As a wise man once said , it was good for Smith to have confidence and aim for the playoffs, but there was obviously no way it would happen.
Delmas’ prediction is more modest than those in years past, but only slightly. He...

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