The Detroit Lions didn’t shock the world with a win over Dallas last Sunday, but they may have found the key to help the rushing attack be more productive.
The Detroit Lions lost to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. But is it possible they may have learned something valuable in the process?
Let me start by saying that I am not pointing out some ‘moral victory’. As I have pointed out before there are no moral victories anymore. There is only the black and white grading system of winning and losing.
However, since the Lions have dug themselves a hole the size of which not even Lassie could bring enough help to get them out of, the next criteria is execution and performance regardless of results.
In all honesty, at this point losing only helps the franchise get a higher pick in next year’s draft, which is really in their best interest, but with a defense that can’t stop anyone and Matthew Stafford out injured, losing is pretty much inevitable anyway.
But that doesn’t mean that these Lions can’t learn from what transpires the rest of the season. As a matter of fact, not learning from this season would be the major sin. If you don’t learn from your mistakes you’re destined to repeat them.
The Lions have learned very little over the last 60 years as they have frequently repeated their mistakes and well… we’ve all been able to see pretty plainly how it has affected any and all opportunities they’ve had to succeed.
So the rest of the season is important to the future of this franchise if they do indeed take off the dunce caps and learn something about their own shortcomings and then make proper use of that knowledge going forward.
Which would include every phase of this franchise from ownership to the front office to coaching to the players. And with that in mind perhaps there is something valuable they should have learned last week.