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Postby elaine95 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:13 pm

How would you define a successful season for Detroit this year?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Lions NewsDetroit Lions NotesDetroit Lions AnalysisDetroit Lions TransactionsDetroit Lions Game RecapsNFL Open ThreadsSaturday open thread: What do the Detroit Lions need to accomplish for 2019 to be successful? New Graham Glasgow Jersey ,135commentsHow would you define a successful season for Detroit this year?EDTShareTweetShareShareSaturday open thread: What do the Detroit Lions need to accomplish for 2019 to be successful? Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsAsk any NFL coach, and they’ll tell you there are two possible outcomes to a season: winning the Super Bowl or failure.Obviously, that’s what the expectation should be for every team right now. If you aren’t going out there trying to win championships, you’re going to quickly find yourself out of a job.But we have to be realistic here. The Detroit Lions could very well win the Super Bowl in 2019, but it feels pretty unlikely. And the bar for “success” in Detroit right now is a little lower than most, as the team continues to undergo a drastic culture change. Even the examples of quick turnarounds in this league tend to be muted in their accomplishments. The Bears may have had a fantastic regular season last year, but they got bounced in the first round of the playoffs. Was that a successful season? So today’s Question of the Day is:What would constitute a “successful” season for the Detroit Lions in 2019?My answer: Simple: A playoff win.I know that’s asking a lot for a franchise that has only won a single playoff victory in the Super Bowl era, but the past no longer matters. We’re talking about the present Da'Shawn Hand Jersey White , and I think Detroit has enough talent to compete with (read: not necessarily beat) every team in this league. At this point, it’s all about coaching.The Lions made a coaching change last year so they could pull themselves out of mediocrity. That will obviously take time and a ton of effort to not only get the proper talent in place but to change the mindset of long-standing traditions in that locker room. But this is the NFL, and you aren’t afforded a lot of time.We saw glimpses last year of what this team can be, and we actually saw it pretty early in the season. Detroit absolutely controlled the play against the Patriots, Packers and Dolphins—all before we even hit Halloween. Those are their blueprints, their proof to trust the system. If Matt Patricia and company can get those kind of performances on a more consistent basis, this team should absolutely compete on a level worthy of this franchise’s first playoff win since the 1991 season. I’m not predicting they’ll win a playoff game, just saying anything short of that would be a disappointment. Your turn. Matt Patricia never had to appear on Hard Knocks during his 14 years with the New England Patriots and he has no desire to start now.However Womens Sylvester Williams Jersey , that decision isn’t in Patricia’s hands. The Detroit Lions are one of five teams across the NFL that can be compelled to appear on the annual HBO training camp series due to the fact they haven’t done the show in the last 10 years, haven’t been to the playoffs in the last two years, and don’t have a new head coach.The Lions can’t say no to the series if they were ultimately asked to appear. So instead, Patricia and G.M. Bob Quinn are trying to suggest another team would be a much more desirable option.According to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, the Lions feel as though the Oakland Raiders are a much better option than themselves to appear on Hard Knocks.“I think Jon Gruden is an excellent choice for that show,” Patricia said. “I think the Oakland Raiders and everything they’ve got going on right now would be fantastic viewing for everybody to watch.”While Patricia’s suggestion is wholly self-serving, it’s also likely true. Gruden has a far more gregarious personality and would likely be more accepting of the television invasion given his years in the broadcast world. The Raiders final training camp as a team playing in the Bay Area would be an obvious story line to follow. Plus, the Raiders currently have the No. 4 overall pick in the draft Youth Austin Bryant Jersey , which could give the show an intriguing top rookie to follow (the Lions pick eighth).“Nobody wants to do it. Except Oakland,” Quinn said.The Raiders, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins are the four teams along with the Lions that can be forced to do the show.
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