Close, but no cigar. That was the story of the Detroit Lions’ 2010 season, wasn’t it? Here was a team that was right there — a lot — but couldn’t get wins until the last month of the season. There were some moral victories. There were some curiously questionable calls (Ndamukong Suh on Jay Cutler, anyone?). There were some weird calls (take a guess what play I’m referring to). But, at the end of the day, there were only six wins.
The NFL offseason is here, which means it is time for teams to assess their needs to prepare to improve themselves for 2011 (if there is a season). With that in mind, here’s a look at what I feel about Detroit’s needs, listed from most pressing to least pressing.
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.