The Detroit Lions and The Eric Ebron Narrative

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Revisionist History

Nov 23, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) catches a one handed touchdown against by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

This narrative has opened the door to revisionist history like nothing before. For example, the day that Odell Beckham made this amazing catch, this tweet came out.

Nothing against Cash$Kyle, but I would bet my life savings that if the tables were turned and it was Ebron making that catch for the Giants, he would have been upset that the Lions drafted Beckham over Ebron. The problem is for every Odell Beckam, there’s 13 Eric Ebrons. There was no way to know that Beckham would have such a great rookie season, just like fantasy football players will likely learn soon, there’s no way to tell if he will have a great sophomore season either.

So to say now that the Lions should have drafted someone else is irrational. It’s like saying Vietnam should have never happened. There’s nothing anyone can do about it now. The big question I have is why don’t fans use their revisionist history on other years?

Surely this is not the first time you’ve disagreed with a decision made by the Lions. Why are there not constant tweets about how the Lions should have taken Aaron Rodgers instead of Mike Williams? Or how the Lions shouldn’t have traded Bobby Layne? If anybody has an answer to that question, I’d love to hear it.

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