Found November 17, 2012 on
Even at 4-5, with the odds against them, the Detroit Lions won’t quit.
I’m sure the attitude of their head coach plays a big part of it, and the tenacity of one veteran is a factor as well.
Lions center Dominic Raiola said yesterday that counting the Lions out was “disrespectful” and compared his team to the also-4-and-5 Saints.
“But the Saints are 4-5 and they’re right in the hunt. How the (bleep) does that work out? We’re 4-5, too. So they’re basically writing us off.”
While the Lions are not the Saints, Raiola makes a somewhat valid point. The Lions still have a chance in the NFC playoff hunt, and although I have already written them off, they seem to keep fighting.
I can’t hate on Raiola. The man has lost so many football games in his career that once he finally has some talent around him, he’s bound to show a little fire.
I think that Dom was trying to say this: his team is very talented, albeit underperforming. Should the Lions start playing to their potential, a playoff run
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The Lions are disappointing their fans this season. This week their weak defense is facing Aaron Rodgers. I just hope they don't give up 50.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a tie.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
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Start slow, finish strong.
The Detroit Lions know the drill all too well.
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