In the first two days of the draft, the Detroit Lions braintrust kept repeating the same phrase of “drafting to our strength.”
At first blush, that might appear a fairly ridiculous thing to say. Really? You were 6-10 last year and you haven’t been to the playoffs in forever so why not, you know, draft to some of your weaknesses?
On the field, offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath carried himself with a mean scowl and a physically aggressive demeanor which propelled him to two-time Football Championship Subdivision All-American honors at South Carolina State.
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.