Yesterday’s Super Bowl was decently entertaining. The first half was boring and the second half was pretty good. I couldn’t help but envision the Honolulu blue and silver taking the field for the biggest game on the biggest stage soon.
While watching these two good teams play I also couldn’t help but get the feeling that I’m watching teams that are not much better than the Lions. As a matter of fact I don’t think either team is better than the Lions AT ALL. I know, I know…. I can already hear the cornbread and Kool-aid jokes flying towards me at the speed of light, but I’m serious. The Lions can win the Super Bowl if the Giants can and I still feel the best two teams in the league this year was the Saints and Packers.
The Patriot’s pass defense is horrible but they made it to the Super Bowl because of Tom Brady, the Giants are a solid team throughout that rode a great D-line and a hot-handed QB to a championship victory.
Now ask yourself this. Did you see a noticeably higher level of football being played? I sure didn’t. Much like the Packers last year, the New York Giants were on the doorstep of not even making it into the NFL Playoffs.
So what does it take to win now and why is it that the Lions have just as much as anybody in this league?
It takes an elite quarterback an opportunistic defense and a bit of good fortune, that’s about it.
The Lions have everything we could possibly want in a QB, I just wrote about how amazing Matt Stafford is recently.
The Lions simply need to stay on the course they are on, they are headed towards being champions I can smell it in the air and NO that’s not cornbread baking, they need to keep as much of this young nucleus of play makers together as possible and I’m sure Martin Mayhew has that goal in mind.
Our defense got shredded at the end of this year, partly because our corners and safeties were dropping like flies in the second half of the season, but in part because we simply need a couple upgrades back there(why don’t our corners turn their heads around and look for the dang ball? Anyway…)
The Detroit Lions have shown that they can score with anyone in the league, they don’t have too far to go to be pretty good on defense as well. The first half of the season showed as much. Hopefully Cliff Avril is brought back for a fair amount of money along with an upgrade at corner and someone to compete for Spievey’s safety spot and within a year we could be seeing our Lions playing in and even winning the Superbowl.
You heard it hear first, now pass me that Honolulu blue Kool-aid!