I have been pretty optimistic for this club in 2021. But losing WR Tyrell Williams AND Cephus on a club that had WR issues already has been a death blow for this club. Watching Jamie Collins give bullshit effort was painful to watch too and I am proud of Dan Campbell shoving his ass out the door. F that guy.
This post isn’t about what will happen in 2021 (I think this club ends up winning a number of games before the season ends) but what might happen in 2022 and beyond. Look at this list of guys we get back:
LOT Decker, Ragnow, Cephus, Romeo Okwara, Okudah (hard to know what we have here) and rookie CB Ifeatu Melifonwu. That is some fine players right there.
Add another draft to that with two first rounders.
Our needs are clear. Wide receiver. Safety. Corner. Linebacker.
It is easy to get buried in the bullshit of this season but I am seeing good as well as bad. The Lions are currently 10th in rushing yards allowed per carry. That is pretty good. This run defense IS getting better each week. The Lions are 21st in sacks…and the Lions will likely end up higher on this list. Charles Harris looks like a real player for us. He has 4 sacks in 7 games. We sacked Stafford three times. I also like WR Kalif Raymond. That guy can play.
If we get those guys back healthy, if we resign guys like Tracy Walker and keep this roster together and we add 2 1st rd. picks…is there hope?
This looks like a pretty sweet defensive draft. The Lions should pick top ten f not top5 and maybe #1 OA. This draft looks like there might be 2 CBs and a safety going top 10/15. Looks like there are 4 legit DEs and a top DT.
Goff is a HUGE question. I don’t want this thread to become about him but it might. To me I add the best defensive piece we can get as a blue chip defender for this defense. Then I try to add a WR late in RD. 1. The draft looks like there will be options there. In RD. 2…hell, add another WR or CB.
If we did something like that and spend free agent $ wisely…is there hope?