Hockenson Takes Shot At Lions On His Way Out
He's right. Winning is probably going to be more fun than losing.
The Talented Tight End Was Brutally Honest As He Joins Division Leader
T. J. Hockenson, a former Pro Bowl tight end who was traded from Detroit to AFC North Division rival Minnesota just before the NFL trade deadline, was brutally honest in his first encounter with the press in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
"That's really what we're here to do," T.J. told the gathered reporters Wednesday afternoon. "Is to go somewhere and win some games, so, you know, that's the first time I've been able to say that, so I'm really excited."
Winning Is Something T.J. Knows Little About, Thanks To The Lions
Yup. He's sure not wrong.
Winning some games is something the big receiver hasn't done in his just over three year stay in the Motor City. Hockenson has won a total of 12 games in that time in Detroit, while Minnesota has already won half of that number with still 9 games left.
The Vikings have a four game lead over second pace Green Bay with nine games left, and since they have five games left with teams with losing records, they have a solid shot at the NFL playoffs, another thing T.J. has yet to experience.
I understand the business side of pro football, and you can tell yourself the move was a good one, but T.J. was a likable guy, and I hope he finds winning to be much more fun than the frustrating losing the Lions have been doing lately.
He'll Be Paired With West Michigan's Kirk Cousins
The verdict from most pro football experts is T.J. will be getting an upgrade at quarterback with former MSU great Kirk Cousins, wo is having a pretty good season so far.
The takeaway for Lions fans is that the Vikings were snake bitten last year when they lost eight games by less than 8 points. This year they've won all five close games by eight or less points.
If the Lions can start winning the close ones, they've at least got a chance, and that's all fans want is a chance.
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