The Detroit Lions Have Some Pretty Big Buts

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Jahvid Best is the newest to at Matthew Stafford's disposal (Photo:

…the potentially potent offense is still young.

It is hard to deny the strides that Matthew Stafford has made since his rookie season. Stafford’s familiarity and comfort in the offense is apparent and he is now surrounded by a significant playmaker at each skill position.

The only downside is that much of the talent comes along with inexperience. Stafford has just ten regular season NFL games under his belt, Jahvid Best is only a rookie and Calvin Johnson hasn’t played a meaningful game in his three years as a professional. Tony Scheffler brings some experience from his four years in Denver but has never played in a playoff game.

The opportunity to develop together will one day be a plus for this group. The immediate problem is that the offense lacks a proven go-to guy that has played through important situations. The offense should be fun to watch but we should expect some growing pains along the way.

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  • Ross Z

    In my humble opinion:

    Games that should winnable: 1 of 2 from the Bears, St. Louis, Buffalo, and Tampa Bay

    Games that we have a shot at winning if we play well: Philly, Giants, Redskins, Miami, 2nd game from the Bears

    Games that you can file in the ‘L’ column: Minnesota x2, Green Bay x2, Jets, Cowboys, Patriots

    Basically, if they win 4-5 games, I’ll be content. Less than that will be disappointing and more than that would be bliss.

    • Zac Snyder

      Looks about right. As the Lions continue their march towards respectability we can look forward to filling in the traditional “Games the Lions should win but won’t” category.