It’s that time of the year where everyone is constructing their Christmas wish lists, buying gifts, and thinking about spending the Holidays with family. When thinking about the Holidays it’s always important to think of those who are in need other than those who have everything. Who is in need more than the poor unfortunate Detroit Lions? The Lions are on their way to become the first ever NFL team with a 0-16 season. The state of the Lions is even worse than the Michigan economy, which is not an easy task. Here are several items on the Detroit Lions 2008 Christmas wish list;
Too many L’s and not one W. The Detroit Lions really want a win for Christmas. A 0-16 season will make history, but not the history that the Detroit Lions want. A win would help the Lions spare a little extra embarrassment. Nothing can turn around the Detroit Lions 2008 season, but a win would feel like a Super Bowl victory at this point. The Lions have to attempt to not finish last in the NFL, but it’s going to take a lot at this point to avoid paying out extra millions for the first overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft.
This is one thing on the Lions Christmas list that they won’t get this year. There are a select few die hard fans who will not give up their support under any circumstance, but most fans are fed up with the current state of the Lions. The Lions have not won a playoff game in 17 years, have not been to the playoffs in 9 years, and have only 31 wins in 8 seasons including this year. A fan base will only support a losing team for a certain period. After countless disappointing seasons, draft picks, and coaches, how are there any poor Lions fans left?
Heart, Brains, & Courage
The poor Lions don’t have heart, brains, or courage. At this point I think the Lions want to click their heels together and go home for the year. As defensive player Sean Cody stated “we don’t know how to win”. You have got to want it. You play hard on every play, play smart, and never give up, that’s how you win. The Lions are in desperate need of a heart, brains, and courage before the end of the season.
New General Manager
Matt Millen is finally gone, so what next? The Lions need a capable general manager and need one fast. The importance for a good General Manager is greater than how fast they hire one, but there is no time to waste. If the Lions were able to choose a General Manager by Christmas time, Detroit fans may have something to look forward to.
New Head Coach
At this point Marinelli may be wishing to be let go by the Lions as his Christmas present. Marinelli is a great person, and a smart tough minded football coach. This will not be his last head coaching job in the NFL, but it doesn’t look like it will continue. No coach could have made the Lions a winning team with the current roster, ownership, and management. The Lions most likely will be coach less by Christmas.
It looks like a black Christmas in Detroit unless they are able to get a few of the items on their Christmas list. Happy Holidays to all including the Detroit Lions.