It is officially, Detroit is the worst team in the NFL

@mscott (1924)
United States
October 12, 2008 7:20pm CST
Despite finally getting rid of their crummy GM Detroit still stinks. It is too bad they let that guy do so much damage to that tram. I am still not sure why they drafted a quarterback last year and won't give him a chance. Anyway, with the rams and texans winning today I think Detroit is now officially the worst team in the league. Another game today they should have won.
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@mgeise (51)
• United States
13 Oct 08
The Lions appeared to on the right track after making some solid additions over the past few years, but they are just a mess now. They need to get what they can for Roy Williams, give Drew Stanton a chance, and simply rebuild. Build around Ernie Sims on defense and Calvin Johnson on offense. This team has struggled for far too long, and they've never properly rebuilt. Like the Buffalo Bills did over the past three years, the Lions need to cut the veterans who have leveled off, trade/cut the malcontents, and acquire as many draft picks as possible. It's going to be a long few years in Detroit. And you can thank Matt Millen!
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• United States
13 Oct 08
Would you send a baby QB out there to get slaughtered? They have no protection for their QB, so the kid couldn't do much anyway. Might as well let Kitna and Orlovsky get beat up on. They almost won. If not that for that boneheaded safety, they would have. Getting rid of the GM didn't help because the personnel he picked are still there. Ford is not stupid, with luck, they will find a good football guy and begin really rebuilding next year.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I would let him play yes. Flacco is playing, Eli played, Ryan is playing, Manning played. It would be nice if they didn't have to but they need to find out what they have since drafting high will happen and they might end up having to take a quarterback.
• United States
13 Oct 08
Flacco is regressing from a great start. Eli had a lot of questions about hm until he won the super bowl. Peyton was jumpy about being sacked for years because of being played in his rookie year. The only thing they would learn from starting their rookie QB is how good he looks lying on his back. It used to be that rookies were sat a year to give them time to develop. David Carr and Vince Young started their rookie years, look at them now. The better thing for the overall development of the team int he long run is to wait a year to start the rookie QB. The long term improvement of the team is more important than winning this year. There is little chance of the Lions having a winning season this year, so why jeopardize the future of the team just to start the rookie?
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