The Detroit Lions are rebuild ready barring a miracle

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The other reaction to the first paragraph is that you also just cannot get very excited about being 1-2 or about the coaching staff and front office’s results this far into their time in Detroit. This gets to the heart of our skepticism.

Quinn is his fifth year of building the roster, which is 100% his and has a 27-36-1 record attached to his name. Patricia is 10-24-1 in his third year at the helm after being hired by his friend, Quinn, and the rest of the Detroit Lions organization going into 2018.

The promise of hiring Matt Patricia after Bob Quinn was in Detroit was that these men knew each other and would bring similar winning football to the Motor City that they enjoyed together in New England, working under Bill Belichick, the Patriots general manager-head coach. The New England Patriots have won six NFL titles under Belichick to date with Quinn and Patricia there for multiple titles each.

The Detroit Lions just ended an 11-game losing streak dating back to 2019 and have folded to the first two divisional opponents in exactly the same ways as their 2019 counterparts. Before defaulting to excuses about injuries or chemistry, listen to the wisdom of a rebuild.

The big question Lions fans have to ask themselves is, “How much time are you willing to waste waiting to see if Quinn and Patricia can figure out what is wrong?

Really think about that for a moment. Do you have a number in your head? Read on.