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Tuesday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ loss to the Jets?

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We know the answer, but we still have to ask...

NFL: New York Jets at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

They say there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but today’s Question of the Day is going to test that mantra.

It’s become a weekly tradition here at Pride of Detroit to gauge Lions fans’ confidence in the team throughout the regular season, asking fans whether they’re feeling better or worse about the team after each week’s performance.

Coming out of the preseason, hope was lower than normal. The Lions looked horrible in pretty much every quarter of the exhibition season, but it was easy to brush that off as meaningless.

Those concerns are much harder to ignore when the same issues popped up in the first regular season game against what was thought to be an inferior opponent.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ loss to the Jets?

My answer: A lot worse... duh.

I knew the defense was going to struggle early on, and not much about that side of the ball surprised me. In fact, early on, the defense actually looked a little better than I was expecting.

However, the continued struggles of the offense were surprising, even if the feeling was all too familiar. For some time, the Lions’ offensive talent has been considered top-notch, but Detroit’s offense efficiency has never matched that perception.

In the first week, the Lions’ run game continued to look awful, the Lions offense again had a debilitatingly slow start, and Matthew Stafford got his ass kicked yet again.

Overall, there’s very little about this team that looked much different from the team that collapsed down the stretch against inferior opponents last year. And they may even be significantly worse than where they were at the end of 2017.

I’m not saying the Lions made a mistake in hiring Matt Patricia or that their 2018 season is already lost, but, man, it’s really hard to feel good about this team right now, whereas you could at least make some sort of argument 24 hours ago.

Your turn.

Poll

How do you feel after the Lions’ loss to the Jets?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    A lot better
    (63 votes)
  • 0%
    A little better
    (9 votes)
  • 3%
    The same
    (58 votes)
  • 4%
    A little worse
    (69 votes)
  • 86%
    A lot wosre
    (1278 votes)
1477 votes total Vote Now