I will admit it, part of the reason I wrote this article was because I wanted to use the title. Boys outgrow a lot of things but potty humor isn’t one of them.
The overall organization is trending upward, but…
…the Lions face a difficult schedule, particularly early in the season.
The Lions aren’t to the point where a road game at Chicago is considered easy by any stretch of the imagination. The bad news is that it should be considered the easiest game of the Lions first four games. After that, the Lions face three straight games against teams that won at least eleven games last year, including road games at Minnesota and Green Bay.
The Lions best chance for a win before their week seven bye comes in week five when the St. Louis Rams visit Ford Field. The Rams managed to get their lone win of the 2009 season in Detroit. Another loss at the hands of the Rams could send the Lions’ 2010 season into the tank quite early.
Of the ten games that remain after the bye week, five of those are against teams that made the playoffs last season. It is very possible that the Lions could be vastly improved and have very little to show for it in terms of their final record.