We’re at a strange point in the offseason. It’s not like there’s nothing going on right now. There are still some residual signings from free agency sporadically happening. NFL Draft rumors are picking up (though they may not be real) and sites are churning out 5-10 mock drafts a week.
But at the same time, there really isn’t anything happening. Pro Days are just about over, free agent signings are pretty much limited to backups and special teamers at this point. We’re already regurgitating the same draft scenarios for the third or fourth time since draft season began.
So let’s take a break from all of that and reflect on the season that was. The Lions 2016 season was a lot of fun. Though it ended on a sour note, the team definitely took us for a ride in between Weeks 1 and 14. So today’s Question of the Day is:
What one word would you use to describe the 2016 Detroit Lions season?
My answer: Wild. When we look back at Detroit’s 2016 season, there’s no doubt in my mind that it will be defined by the eight fourth-quarter comebacks. It was not just the frequency that made the season so unbelievable, but the manner in which they did it. Every week they seemed to up the ante and increase the degree of difficulty. I still have a hard time making sense of Detroit’s win in Minnesota, after giving up the go-ahead touchdown with just 23 seconds left and no timeouts remaining.
I know many of you will look at 2016 and see something like “collapse” or “disappointment”, but for me it was a wild, enjoyable ride.