The post-Matt Millen Detroit Lions place a very high priority on the NFL draft. Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz have spurned the temptation to make quick fixes that sacrifice the future for the present and realize that the successful drafts make for successful franchises. While it is nice to fill some holes, adding talent is their first priority every April.
As a long time Detroit Lions ticket holder, I have been pleasantly satisfied with the progress my Lions made last season. With the 2011 NFL schedule released I was delighted to see a few games that will surely heighten the long time rivalries with divisional foes, especially the Monday night game on ESPN against the Bears. Below are my top three games on this year’s Detroit Lions schedule.
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.