With Larry Foote being a done deal (almost). The Lions find themselves in an unfamiliar situation. At least, from a fans point of view. The Lions are on the verge of becoming a real NFL team. The Lions have the complete make-up of a big time franchise. From the brash and intelligent GM. To the young and well mentored head coach. Young players that want to prove that they belong. Veterans that want to show that they still have it. And everything in between. The team needs to come together. Find the one underlying thing that unites them. The older players needs to take the younger ones aside. Show them a trick or two. Bring a winning attitude into the locker, and onto the field. The blueprints were made. The foundation is set. Time to built this house. And built it the right way. So it will last. Be honest. When was the last time. That you really had high hopes for a Lions team? And not just from a year to year perspective. But long term. With the same front office and coaching staff. Can I dare say: " Lions Super Bowl bid in 2011". And to think, The Lions best season. Could be the direct result of their worst season.