The Detroit Lions were downed by the Browns on Thursday night after yet another uninspiring performance. Of course, all of the team’s starters sat for Detroit, leaving head coach Matt Patricia with a chance to evaluate some of his roster bubble players just a couple days before he and general manager Bob Quinn must make some tough cuts.
And the result was a pretty horrible performance. The Lions were down 25-0 at halftime and though it got a little better in the second half, it was still a pretty embarrassing performance. Combine it with the first three games in the Lions preseason, and it doesn’t exactly paint a pretty picture.
So with the preseason now officially over, today’s Question of the Day is:
Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ preseason loss to the Browns?
My answer: The same. Despite another disappointing performance, the final preseason game will have absolutely no resemblance to what the team will look like even in Week 1. Almost all of these players won’t be on the roster come Monday, and those who remain will likely have minimal roles going forward.
It’s not fun watching these Lions players get overmatched every week of the season, and I will openly admit it’s hard to fight the pessimism for Matt Patricia’s inaugural preseason, but it’s imperative to remember that we’ve only seen this team play for eight possessions with its starting quarterback. Things will look completely different when Matthew Stafford is out there, both offensively and defensively.
It’s not all going to come together right away, and there are probably going to be some serious kinks to work out early on, but Thursday’s performance hasn’t changed my mind on much of anything regarding what this team will look like in 2018... other then the fact that their depth probably wasn’t as good as I thought.
How do you feel after Thursday’s loss to the Browns?
This poll is closed
A lot better
A little better
A little worse
A lot worse