High Times In Motown: Why The Lions Will Be The NFL’s Next Dynasty

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Lions reached historic levels of futility in 2008, being the first NFL team to finish the season winless. They were a mess on both sides of the ball, finishing 30th in the NFL in offense and last in defense. An everlasting image of how bad the Lions were that season is quarterback Dan Orlovsky unknowingly running into the back of his own end zone for a safety.
However, this Lions team is completely different. They boast a new look on offense, defense, on the coaching staff, and in the front office. They have a strong nucleus of players and boast the potential to be great this year and into the future.
The Lions have lots of young talent on offense, which bodes well for a team that hasn't had great offensive output since Barry Sanders retired.
Second-year quarterback Matthew Stafford was injured at many points last season, but when he was healthy, he showed flashes of absolute brilliance, throwing for over 400 yards and five touchdowns versus Cleveland in Week 11. Eve...

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