When defensive tackle Shaun Rogers was released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this month, immediately talk began amongst fans about him possibly returning to Detroit. It never seemed likely that Rogers would end up back on the Lions, but at the very least it was something to consider with not much else going on at the time.
Before, we knew that the Lions were at the bottom of the NFL in terms of talent. We knew the roster was flatly awful. But it’s been so long since we’ve seen truly competitive football in Detroit, judging the Lions against only themselves no longer makes sense.
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.