Pathetic. Disturbing. Lackluster. It’s more than 24 hours after and it still has the sting of disbelief that we’ve sunk this low. This team had the opportunity to pull within one half game of first place in the pathetic NFC North and instead they are officially the worst of the worst. Did we really understand that Matt Millen’s impact will be left for months and years to come? After the latest attempt at professional football, the Lions have only proven that some of them need to leave town immediately.
Which is a bigger relief for Lions fans: The team that plays in week six in 2009 will be drastically different or The Lions do not play against the NFC East? Placing things into perspective, the Lions were blown out at home by the Bears and the Packers. With those two teams hovering at the sub .500 mark, that would make these losses of incredible significance. We are watching a team with no imagination on offense and a Tampa Two which is only Buccaneer-like by title.
How Jim Colletto is allowed to make play calls, I have no clue. At Purdue he led the Boilermakers to a stunning 21 wins over 6 seasons (or 3.5 wins/season) where the team was practically begging for new leadership after his departure. In each of his seasons in Baltimore coaching the O-line, he actually saw a steady decline in team production. By the end, the Ravens offense was considered the laughing stock of the league. Meet Jim Colletto’s background and you can clearly see why 14 rushes for 58 yards is the norm and not the exception. You’ll be able to understand that this team has scored more than half of its points when down by more than 2 possessions. This team is really bad and his role only makes this team worse. 12 to go in the road for 0-16.