Detroit Lions: ESPN analysts aren’t the only doubters
Stephen A. Smith has his opinion of Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions, but what will it take to silence all of the doubters? We discuss the topic.
It’s a time-honored fall tradition in the U.S. to bash the Detroit Lions. Detroit’s historic run of 60 years without sniffing an NFL title is cringe worthy. Some Michiganders have flipped to the next closest NFL team like the Chicago Bears or the Green Bay Packers, even.
Stephen A. Smith, an ESPN broadcaster, tweeted an all-to-early condemnation of Detroit Lions quarterback, Matthew Stafford, during the first quarter of Week One. Stephen A., as he is so often called, is not the only person to underestimate the Lions, though. We will discuss what it will take to silence doubters of the 2017 Detroit Lions.
The Stephen A. Rant
More than six thousand people agreed. Stafford threw a pass where his receiver was held and it was intercepted by the Arizona Cardinals. The pass was returned for a touchdown and I’m sure many people had that deja vu feeling, especially die-hard Lions fans. I know I’ve seen that kind of start snowball into I’m going to the store by the third quarter.
What we ended up seeing was a team that battled through a rough start to victory. It was a team win. The defense played well and scored, Matt Prater, the place kicker, kicked a monster field goal, and the offense scored four touchdowns.
Aside from punter, Casey Redfern, going down with an injury and the pick six, it was a complete game.
We’re going to need to continue to see that team, if they’re going to make us believe that they aren’t the same old Lions.