Detroit Lions fans, if you had been told that last year’s ten-six record and playoff berth “wasn’t very good enough,” you would be …
Irate? Possibly livid? Or do you honestly now anticipate the globe immediately after the franchise’s very first winning season in 11 years?
Evidently, Lions team president Tom Lewand falls into the latter category.
“Last year wasn’t great enough for us,” Lewand told Detroit Tv station WXYZ on Tuesday. “Our objective is not to be a wild card participant. Our objectives are a lot greater than that. People say to us all the time, ‘What a excellent year, what a great year.’ Nicely, you know what, it wasn’t a great year. It was okay.
“It was a step in the right direction, but we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, and our objectives are out there to be accomplished, and that target ultimately is Super Bowl championships — not just 1, but numerous.”
Lewand’s ambition is to be commended, and certainly the Lions have some pieces in place for continued success, most importantly a healthy franchise quarterback in Matthew Stafford and an unbelievable wide receiver in Calvin Johnson.
But, c’mon … child steps. “Wasn’t great sufficient” is a bit of a harsh assessment following what the franchise and its fans have endured for so long.
Don’t you assume?
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