moochman wrote:Surely, Dream, you cannot deny Lions fans right to be concerned about another crappy start. You want to know just how bad it is? I have real concerns that the force feeding of Megatron vs the Pack was a result of the public outcry over his under use. I know that sounds crazy, but this is the Lions, a vitural Boobs~R~Us of head coaches. Worse yet, I've a bad feeling that King is playing be QB than we will see out of Stafford. So when you ask what was expected you have to understand that the angst expressed in this thread isn't over what we thought would happen, but what we fear is yet to happen.
So it isn't about the season not exceeding expectations, its the fear that we've seen this movie before. And it doesn't end well.
Remeber, you are talking to a season ticket holder. We are 0-4 and have only played 1 game at home. I have to go to 7 more games - with no realistic chance of seeing any team success. The problem I have is the unrealistic expectations that people have about how fast this team should be able to turn things arounds...and the quick trigger to re-start again from scratch (not saying that this is your idea). Injuries are a part of the game, but having 4 starters hurt on this team is a lot more detremental than most...because we don't have a second string or back-ups (yet). If we had an actual team we would be able to overcome some of these things that plague the team, but it is going to take some time and I see them headed in the right direction. Hell yes, I would love the ship to be turned around already, but realistically it is going to take time. No one coach, player or GM is going to be able to do it on their own. It is not as easy as benching a guy that is not performing. This is the Lions...again, baby steps. When we have back-ups, I will be the first one yelling to sit somebody down for not performing. When we have a defense, I will be the first one yelling about bad decision to go for it or not go for it on 4th down or at the end of the half. Until then, we have to live with what we have, but I do still see the hope. They are not going to hit on every draft pick or free agent that comes in, but I think their hit rate is pretty high so far.
When they (Mayhew, Lewand, Schwartz) first took over last year they had a town hall with the season ticket holders. At the time they couldn't say too much in specifics, but a lot of the the things they talked about...they are doing. They had a plan and gave a glimpse of it. So far, they are following that plan.
Some of the things they mentioned that they wanted to focus on was the running game and the lines. I think they have done that the Best( ) that they could at this point.
I know many people are down on the Lions and rightfully so. We want a winner here and like Spree said whoever does make this team a winner will be a hero here. I feel like we will get there sooner rather than later and the people in charge have a plan and are sticking with it.