...for the start to the 2010 season, go get a dose or two of reality. We have to be more patient than this...we're acting like the annoying Bears fans that I constantly have to listen to all the time living close to Chicago.
Our team, not but two years ago, was only beginning the lowest of low seasons. To expect that this team would be already dominate is just irrational. Jim Schwartz walked into a complete and utter crapfest when he took the job of head coach of the Detroit Lions about a year and a half ago. We all know this...so why are people writing about his job security. IF YOU WANT CONSISTENCY AND SUCCESS, YOU HAVE TO LET IT BUILD. You cannot be firing and hiring coaches, revamping all personnel every other year, and changing over your entire defense or offense every other year. You have to let things build and gel.
This seems like common sense to me. But the predictable impatience that is being shown by some Lions fans is starting to eat at me. If you are one of these people, you are not allowing for things to just happen. As much as you want to see a successful Lions team, you have to take a step back and let things happen.
In 2010, thus far, we've played three very good teams...two of which we played notable games against and one we didn't. What is wrong with that? We all know our record SHOULD be 1-2 at the moment...possibly 2-1 or 3-0 with Stafford under center. This team is SCORES better than the ones I've seen in Detroit over the past decade. But we still have the problems that we've been discussing here for weeks and months. Our secondary needs work. Our pass defense still needs improvement. Next offseason, you can bet that will be addressed...along with the linebackers. We're pressuring the QBs more....we have a notable offense when everyone is healthy...and Schwartz seems to get the big picture of what needs to happen in Detroit for success to follow.
Please, for the love of God, stop being so impatient and impulsive with your criticisms. Yes, Schwartz has made mistakes. It's going to happen. But let's be reasonable here. Any fans who have REALLY been disappointed by the start of the season set themselves up for heartbreak. I knew going in that this season would be very tough and that our record probably wouldn't speak of the progress we're having. The schedule is as tough as nails....the injuries are piling up predictably, and our defense is still questionable at best. We're better than this. You know what it's going to take to see this team succeed....much more time than people have been willing to give thus far. Accept it and move on. Our time is coming, my fellow Lions fans. It just may not be at the speed you'd like it. But it's coming. And with patience, it will arrive....no doubt. And it will be glorious. Hang in there.
We're going to have a rough one in Lambeau this week. Get ready.
That is all. GO LIONS!!!