Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 1/8/13
The Detroit Lions were possibly the greatest disappointment in the NFL in 2012 after going 4-12 to follow a 10-6 year that also saw a playoff berth. The national and local media alike hopped on the Lions’ star trio of Stafford, Johnson and Suh in 2011 a base that any team should be able to build around and find success. In fact I would argue this season is worse than the 2008 in which the Lions went 0-16. Back then we knew the Lions weren’t very good as it was a team capped off by nearly a decade of Matt Millen drafting players and making decisions. The Lions had little expectation and it certainly showed on the field. Enter 2009 and the drafting of Matthew Stafford. The first round selection out of Georgia showed promise from snap one despite his numerous injuries early on. 2010 saw the selection of Ndamukong Suh and his eye popping 2010 campaign. And from these consecutive high draft picks coupled with Calvin Johnson, Lions nation was rewarded with a 10-6 season in 2011 and a playoff
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