We are just two games into the 2019 season and the Detroit Lions are bringing the roar back to the Motor City. The Detroit Lions are about to turn heads…
It is still early, but it is quite clear that this Detroit Lions team is far different from teams past. This Lions team has found what Detroit has been lacking for years, they have found their roar.
I don’t want you to take me the wrong way here. I’m not saying that the Lions are the best team in the league. I’m not saying that they are going to the Super Bowl this season. What I’m saying is that the Detroit Lions are fighting, they are showing some mettle that they have previously lost. The Lions are being heard from the Motor City to Glendale and beyond.
Detroit has been known to let games get away from them. Whether it is from a lack of effort, fatigue, talent, whatever the case may be. Let’s face it, the Lions have been doing a lot of lying down the past few years. Their roar has been diminished along with the will to fight. Detroit hasn’t played a full four quarters of football in some time, until now.
Now here we are, just two games into the 2019 season and the Detroit Lions are showing a whole new life. They have not been dominate by any means. Detroit gave up an 18 point lead in the fourth quarter at Arizona to kick-off the season with a tie, then struggled mightily at home against the Los Angeles Chargers, barely squeaking out a win. But, the Lions remain undefeated and continue to resemble a promising team.
The Lions defense is starting to gel and the big men up front are starting to return to form. This defense did not gas out against the Chargers as they did in Arizona. Detroit’s defense has given up some yards, but they are not allowing too many points. They will tighten up sooner rather than later, which looks evident.
Detroit’s offense is still in the early stages of acquiring and learning a whole new offense. They have done fair the first two games, but what stands out here is the playcalling. Defenses no longer know what the Lions are preparing to throw at them. I expect to see this offense to be around the top 10 to 15 offenses league-wide by midseason. They seem to be picking this offense up very quickly and players are creating good chemistry at a speedy rate.
The Lions are an average football team that’s on the rise. You can surely believe teams are taking notice, whether fans are or not. The NFL is beginning to realize that this Detroit team is going to be the real deal very quickly. They are playing with pride, passion, desire, and the will to win. The Detroit Lions are finally playing four-quarter football.
In Arizona, the Lion’s defensive line was so exhausted it looked like they were leaning on the Cardinals offensive line in order to stand up. They dug down deep and fought on. They were not willing to accept defeat. The game didn’t end with the win that Detroit was hoping for, but they didn’t lose either, it ended in a tie.
In their home opener against the Chargers, Detroit did not run out of gas. The defenses ruled this game. Once again, the Lions revealed their roar. Just as they did in Arizona, they dug down deep and put up a fight. Detroit walked away with the win this time, due to their will to win and aggressiveness.
Some saw this game as ugly, I saw it for the sheer beauty it truly was. What some fans don’t realize is that every team occasionally has ugly games. The good teams find a way to win these games. Guess what … Detroit won an ugly game against a good Chargers team this past weekend.
The fight spreads from the players to the coaching staff and into the front office. These Lions are wanting nothing less than wins. There will be no more lying down. There will be no more taking a quarter or two off in every game. There will be no more predictable play-calling. There will just simply be no more of the same old Lions. It’s time to welcome the roar back to Detroit ladies and gentlemen. It’s about to be a hell of a ride!