New Year, Head Coach-New,Leadership–But Will They Be the Same Old Lions?
The Detroit Lions find themselves in the same situation again: A laughable professional sports team that can't and doesn't ever play for a Super Bowl.
They have had great players like Barry Sanders in the past and only got to one playoff game. But this year could be different because it will be the first season without owner William Clay Ford, who passed away earlier this year. Now, his son takes over, Bill Ford Jr., who I think will be a vast improvement from his dad.
I think in the past Ford Sr. just wanted people in the front office who were paid a lot of money to be yes men. Like the worst General Manager ever in pro sports history, Matt Millen.
Now, the Lions also have a new head coach in Jim Caldwell. He took the Colts to the Super Bowl and was offensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens when they won the Super Bowl. Also, the new offensive coordinator for Detroit is grandson of the great Vince Lombardi. Factor all these new situations and some Vince Lombardi karma, and you might have recipe for positive change.
But when it's all said and done, it will be the same old story and the Lions will stink!