He writes today that a winless season for an NFL team is an impossibility. The Detroit Lions are literally inventing new ways to lose every week in his own backyard. And yet -- he remains confident they won't get shutout all year.
"Let me reiterate -- it ... is ... impossible ... to ... lose ... all ... 16...games ... in an NFL
This league is rigged for the accidental victory, and the Lions came awfully close Sunday against Carolina to being the blind squirrel stumbling upon that acorn.
I'd like their chances of finally getting that first victory against Tampa Bay next week if they played it in Tampa, because this team plays better away from the poisonous climate of Ford Field. Now, the Lions are wholly responsible for creating that toxic environment, but they seem more comfortable knowing that they're the villain when they first take the field as opposed to when they commit their first dumb mistake.
Impossible? Anything is possible.