Originally Posted by hotdoggit18
are teams that turned it around within a year or two. I see you have a decent amount of NFL knowledge, but you should think before you post.
The Saints added Drew Brees, a Pro-Bowl QB, and had Deuce McAllister come back from injury. I'd say that had a little something to do with their offensive explosion last year along with the fact they played in a shitty division.
The Bengals took longer than a year or two to get things turned around. Only in Carson Palmer's 3rd season did they post a winning record and went back to 8-8 last season. With their problems off the field, they are far from getting things turned around.
I wouldn't call going 24 and 24 in the past 3 seasons as the Jets being turned around. They lucked out last season that the AFC North was weak as fuck in comparison to previous seasons.
Sorry, but those teams were way ahead of where the Lions were/are anyway. I have more than a decent amount of NFL knowledge and certainly a considerable amount more than you.
Originally Posted by BlackCT9A
I applaud you. It's rare to find a football fan that's done their homework as you have.
I am a homer, so I will always be on my team's side. You are right, we got decimated by free agency, but I'm confident that they'll find some way to perservere.
And you're right about the AFC wild card. There's just too many better teams in the AFC than the Dolphins. San Diego, Indianapolis, and New England are almost shoo-in's for their respective conferences...Jacksonville, Denver, and New York are just a few that are better than the Dolphins. I don't think any quarterback short of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady could save that organization.
Well, some would have you believe I don't know a lick and that I am out of my mind. Of course those are the people who claim that one player like Bob Sanders or Greg Ellis can't affect a defense to where it completely falls apart [cough]NaSSty Nate[/cough], but I stand by my statements and simply laugh at the rest.
The Titans, Broncos, Bengals, Steelers, and Jets all have a better shot at the Wild Card spots than Miami does.