In this live episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris is joined by our old friend, PunkRawkinTrev to conduct a live postgame therapy session for Lions fans after the Detroit Lions lost to the Chicago Bears today. This is one of those games that seemed to have really sucked the hope out of fans. The consensus is that this pretty much signals the end of any playoff hopes for this team in 2018. There are questions about the team from top to bottom. The boys take your calls and discuss what it means and what could happen next.
This was one of those games that seems to happen every year. It’s the game that really signals that the team won’t find the success that fans so desperately crave. It’s been much harder for fans to deal with in 2018. Expectations were high. Our GM told us that a 9-7 record was unacceptable. We have a new coach who was bringing discipline and a work ethic to the team that is hadn’t had. Conditioning, drafting, scouting, everything was being changed and it was the Lions year to make a splash.
Detroit Lions Podcast Resets Expectations
None of that matters. Fans feel as though they were lied to. Expectations were set high and then dashed quickly. People don’t know who this team is, nor how to define success anymore. They want a winner, and all they see is massive failure, again. This game was the gut punch that fans who had been around awhile expected. The one they expect every year. So far, they are rewarded with that gut punch with more reliability than you’ll get out of any Ford vehicle.
Matthew Stafford looked lost. The secondary looked lost. Everyone who had a coach looked lost. Interestingly, special teams performed well after they fired (and didn’t replace) the coach. Injuries bit the team in key locations. Marvin Jones was hurt. So was Kerryon Johnson. Kenny Golladay was dinged up. Darius Slay couldn’t play, and Sam Martin left the building in an ambulance for god’s sake. The entire day was a parade of headlines touting bad news and failures. This was a horrible game for the Lions, with massive implications for the season and the organization going forward.
So we take your calls and conduct an intensive post-game therapy session to help you cope with the upcoming work week and purge the bitter taste that comes from a loss like this. Definitely a needed prescription.
A hearty thank you to everyone who took the time to join us for the live post game version of the Detroit Lions Podcast!
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