The Detroit Lions go largely ignored by the mainstream media. But a big move in the draft could change the fortunes of this forgotten franchise.
The futility of this Detroit Lions team seems rather obvious. As they continue a long streak of putting together zero playoff wins – closing in on three decades – there seems no end in sight.
Last Friday on the Around the NFL podcast (02-15-19), Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling, and Gregg Rosenthal were discussing the possibility of the Detroit Lions being featured on the upcoming season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
The following succinctly explained how the national media sees this team:
"“Don’t want to watch them. Don’t want to read about them. Don’t want to write about them. The Lions could not possibly be any more boring.”"
It is no wonder that finding national coverage of this team is so difficult. Not even talking about now – the offseason. During the season, this team goes largely ignored, even in years that they have miraculously made the playoffs. But what if there was a way to change that?
Of course, with any headline involving the greatest running back in the history of professional football – Barry Sanders – the next section has to involve good old number 20.
For the few nuggets that can be uncovered about this Detroit Lions team, any time there is an utterance of Barry’s name, it gets my attention.