Leadership Questions Are Front and Center for the Detroit Lions This Offseason

February 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Earlier this week, fans of the Detroit Tigers engaged in an interesting debate about the importance of leadership. The question basically boiled down to this: Does the best player on one's team need to be a leader?
The issue was raised when Octavio Dotel, the Tigers' journeyman reliever, said that his teammate Miguel Cabrera, reigning American League MVP and Triple Crown winner, wasn't a leader.
Here's Dotel's quote from Eric Adelson of Yahoo!:
You have to step up and say something. Miggy’s more about his game. I don’t see him as a leader. ... Everybody has their eyes on Miggy Cabrera
I suppose as an encore Dotel is going to tell us that Justin Verlander is a great pitcher and Jim Leyland is ornery.
Dotel's statement was obvious and unnecessary on many different levels, but that's a discussion for the Tigers page. The debate he stirred up is just as applicable to the Detroit Lions.
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