Yeah, losing that game the way we did sucks. All the momentum we had comes to a halt, but here’s what I think.
If we are actually turning the corner, we’re going to win next week and pick all our momentum right back up. That’s where we’re going to see a change. Lions teams of old would hit a roadblock like this and then let failure snowball on them. If the leaders in this locker room make the choice to get back up and work their ass off this week in practice, and then kick ass on Sunday and WIN this game, then I think we will have turned the corner. Obviously, we can obvious turn the corner again and go back into oblivion, but so can everybody else.
I read a blurb last week where supposedly an NFL plyer from another team stated that nobody likes playing the Lions now because they know they are in for a fist fight. Also said, when the talent gets upgraded that Detroit is gonna be a destination.
Never said who the player was supposed to be. But I believe someone probably did say that.
I wish I could find the quote I read the other day that was supposedly from a division rival player. Basically it said the lions play hard and physical every week and that they didnt look forward to playing them again.
Lots of positives signs this year. Just hope to Keep seeing progress
I said this in another thread. The 3 game winning streak and playing Buffalo tough until the end is nice but I’m not convinced that they’re “for real” or “turning a corner” until I see how they bounce back from this. Often times you see young teams get close in a big game lose a tough one and then crumble thereafter.
How they bounce back from this mentally will be very telling as to far they’ve actually come. I could easily see them losing to Jacksonville after being hungover from this loss and reading their own press clippings about how much improved they are.
If they can beat Jacksonville and finish the season strong (7-8 wins) then I’ll be much more convinced that they’ve taken that next step to relevancy but if they lose that game and crumble the rest of the season, they still got a ways to go. Could go either way IMO.
I agree with those who think the Lions will stomp Jax next week
I’m actually a little shocked at how good they looked against the Bills
That defense was on fire. I think it was their best performance of the year — considering the opponent
This is no big test
1-6 was the big test
I think the trademark of good coaching is when a team plays their best ball after October. That clearly happened last year and is clearly happening this year. I expect that will be the case as long as Campbell is around.
My first thought at the end of this game was that Jax will enter a hornets nest next week