The Lions have talked playoffs before. Jon Kitna predicted 10 wins in 2007. Kevin Smith said the Lions would make the postseason a year after going 0-16.
But Monday, as players hauled garbage bags full of belongings out of the locker room on Day 1 of an uncertain off-season, talk of making the playoffs next year for the first time since 1999 didn’t seem that farfetched.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.