Welcome to another year where we list off our favorite sorrowful, depressing songs. You only get this type of content when rooting for the Detroit Lions. Congratulations.
There was a time where the NFL season was very much in doubt. The reality of a global pandemic caused much uncertainty, and at one point basically the entire Dallas Cowboys team was quarantined. All we wanted was some semblance of normality and for any version of sports to return. Well, this is what we get as Lions fans. I think I was better off without football.
For this week’s Song of the Game, I give you another sad song. Because this is about the sixth or seventh time in a row I’ve had to pick after a Lions loss.
Week 2 Lions-Packers Song of the Game: “Get Out” by Chvrches
Normally I wouldn’t react so strongly and emotionally after just two games, but after 34 games of coaching and a 9-24-1 record, we’ve seen all that’s needed from head coach Matt Patricia. As our fearless leader, Jeremy Reisman put it in last week’s rendition of this series, it’s the same as it ever was. Heck, our defense is actually worse than it was last year after spending so many resources this offseason to improve each position. Isn’t Patricia supposed to be a defensive-minded coach? How is this happening?!
So do you want to turn it around?
And do you want to show me how?
I’ll be the first to admit that I have admired Patricia’s ability to adapt as a head coach when it comes getting everyone on the same page. We saw early roadblocks in his first year when reports came out that some players were unhappy with him. We also saw some bad blood between Patricia and the media. But as we reached Year 3, the locker room has never been more unified.
Good intentions, never good enough
Can we get out, get out
Get, get, get out
Get, get, get out of here?
The same cannot be said for Patricia’s ability to adapt as a game planner, though. The philosophy and scheme remains the same, and the Lions are still unable to close out football games when leading. Matt Patricia has long overstayed his welcome as head coach, and I’m including Bob Quinn here as a package deal. So to them I say, “Please, just get out.”
Song of the Game is an opportunity for our staff to express their weekly feelings of being a Lions fan, but through the art of song. Each week, we’ll provide a song that perfectly encapsulates the Lions’ game and how we experienced it. By the end of the year, we’ll have a full Spotify playlist telling the story of the 2019 Detroit Lions season.