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The only truly important goal for any franchise

What, my fellow POD readers, is the only important goal any real football team has?  To patch it's leaks?  To get to .500?  To appease it's fans?  To put a tolerable product on the field?  Of course not.  The only important, only real goal of any Pro football franchise is to win the Super Bowl.  Look at the Detroit Lions last year. The 0-16 Detroit Lions.  How many players on the Detroit Lions could legitimately start on a Super Bowl winning franchise? Probably exactly one in Calvin Johnson.  You know what that means?  Do you understand the connotation?  It means that everyone else is expendable.  Everyone else is replacable.  No, I'll take that one further.  For the Detroit Lions to be a Super Bowl team, every single player not named Calvin Johnson or Jason Hanson must be replaced.  What the Lions did with the Stafford pick, the Pettigrew, the Delmas pick was get players they felt were Super Bowl team caliber players.  This isn't a matter of filling needs, because, if you look at the Super Bowl as the ultimate goal of this franchise, and it had better be, then every spot on the roster but WR 1 is a need.  The Lions goal can't be to patch it's holes.  It' can't be to try and make this a tolerable team, an average team.  That's the absolute worst way of thinking for any front office.  If you don't like the players, fine, that's your opinion.  But if you don't like the players becaues you felt like there were more important needs, you're thinking totally the wrong way.  You're thinking way too small.  I can only hope the Lions front office is thinking big.  

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