I was listening to a Kansas City radio show this morning and they were disappointed that they were getting the Lions. The hosts on the show really wanted Cincinnati. They went on with SOL talking points that we’ve heard for years. It wasn’t over the top from what I listened too. The main point is that people are excited about what the Lions did towards the end of the season, especially preventing Green Bay from making the playoffs. However, the Lions have not been able to keep it together for an entire season…and they have haven’t done anything as of of yet. Which to me is fair. The Lions have not proven to the NFL nation as a whole that they are real.
For me, this season is crucial for our Lions to get the respect we want. The Lions have to earn it and they are getting an amazing opportunity to make that case. They have to get it done in KC.
Like Taylor Decker said…“This isn’t the F ing Same Old Lions”
I have spent the last few days scratching my head and thinking, “this is how it must have been for the pack for 30 years”. Very very very weird feeling after having the shoulder chip for so long. Villains will be a tough sell if they keep this up. Maybe we will be Villains to the perennial winners in the NFL.
Well, are they overhyped? Hhhmm, from the Athletic.
The Lions exceeded expectations in 2022 by going 9-8. Ready or not, they will kick off the season on the biggest stage — on “Thursday Night Football” against the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. From there, the Lions have three more prime-time games, a sign they are expected to be one of the more compelling teams this season. Sure, everybody likes to see lovable losers turn their fortunes around, and head coach Dan Campbell’s fun personality adds to Detroit’s appeal. But are they really ready for this?