Detroit Lions: Fractured franchise, Less owner involvement

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There is no guarantee that Quinn and Patricia will transform this team into a winner. But these guys might be on the right track in terms of changing the culture of this team.

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One thing became clear last season: some of the players aren’t fully committed to winning – the criticisms by a handful of players made that very apparent.

Going back into last season, stories about ‘too many wind sprints’ and ‘practicing outside’ really fit well with the ‘loser mentality’ of this organization. There is a lot of complaining being done by guys that make a lot of money to play a game.

Yes, the game is tough (even dangerous at times), but ‘running’ and ‘being out in the weather’ shouldn’t be number one on the list of grievances. Small details like that speak to a Detroit Lions franchise that is broken.

It is time to get rid of the old ways, the old players, and start fresh. Everything has to be about winning. Those who can’t get on board need to be removed from the team.

And the ownership needs to provide every resource possible to that goal of winning. But they also need to stay out of the way, specifically when it comes to a decision that they don’t like.