The Detroit Lions have a long history of making player personnel blunders, but what first-round pick is the biggest ‘buyer remorse’ in their history?
The Detroit Lions are one game away from the abomination known as the 2019 season coming to an end. Sort of like a late Christmas gift to all the Honolulu Blue and Silver fans who have faithfully watched this disaster and deserve a reprieve.
Yes, Sunday’s game against Green Bay only has one meaning; the Packers need to destroy the Lions, then the Washington Redskins need to beat the Dallas Cowboys to ensure Detroit has the second pick in the draft and an opportunity to select Ohio State defensive end Chase Young.
Tis’ the season to be jolly and getting what looks like a can’t miss pass-rusher for a defense that can’t muster a pass-rush to save their lives is about the jolliest message left for Lions fans.
The 2019 season will be remembered as a disappointment that has been heavily contributed to by injuries and a defense that simply cannot play at even an average level. I suppose at this point we would accept below average as opposed to pitiful.
But not this Sunday. The defense has to continue their porous ways for one more game and the Washington Redskins, who I have never really liked, need to give me a reason to like them just a little bit.
This coming offseason will be a huge one for this franchise. General manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia will either hit a home run in the draft and free agency, then make the appropriate changes to their defensive coaching staff to give them an opportunity to turn this sinking vessel around or they will go down with the ship and set the Lions back years in re-building.
But all of this starts with losing this weekend, like they have been doing, and getting a late gift from Washington. Then comes the much-anticipated selection of Young. Unless…