Lions at Redskins: Detroit could use a few good ‘hogs’ of their own
By Robert Jones
The Detroit Lions are in Washington to battle the Redskins. But after a quick history lesson, they might want to consider finding some ‘hogs’.
Today’s contest between the visiting Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins in our nation’s capital features the inept against the clueless. The Lions defense has been inept at its best this season and the Redskins offense is clueless. Today one of them will have to actually come out on top. Fans of the Honolulu Blue and Silver are hoping their defense won’t embarrass them again.
Meanwhile, the Redskins offense is thanking their lucky stars that they may have a matchup that maybe, just maybe, might actually allow their offense to find a rhythm, gain some confidence and possibly win a game.
Which would, of course, make Lions fans have to realize their worst nightmare; humiliations galore. Or what we commonly refer to as ‘Sundays’ during the fall and winter around here.
Now it is true that this should be the perfect remedy for what has been a truly awful Lions defense, but how many fans would truly be shocked beyond belief if the Redskins send the Lions packing with a loss?
Bearing in mind that Matthew Stafford is still out, the ground game hasn’t been completely solved yet and the defense is… well, inept, the thought isn’t completely out of the blue.
I mean truth be told, the Detroit Lions should win. Even with a porous defense that couldn’t slow down a team of retired little old ladies, but the possibility is still there that this franchise could do what it has so many times over the last 60 years and just get humiliated.
Win or lose, the Lions defense still needs to be the top priority this coming offseason. Help for the defensive line, linebackers and we even wouldn’t turn down a couple of talented new faces for the secondary as well.
This defense needs to get way better. But while these Lions are in Washington, a little history lesson might just help out the offense too.