Matt Patricia: No 'big divide' among Lions after three blowout losses


#1

Really? They aren’t hitting the panic button yet? What exactly warrants hitting the panic button? Or did they hit that when they decided to trade Golden Tate?


#2

I wouldn’t say they hit the panic button when they traded Tate. More like just simply tapped out.

There’s no divide because ever since that message was sent (and make no mistake – there was a message there) the whole team has been on the same page for the first time all year.

“We’ll get 'em next year.”


#3

Yea…
I’m believing more and more that the players heard that message loud and clear. It’s one thing to lose a guy to injury, but one of your best players and team leaders? For a 3rd round pick next year?? Would love to hear what Detroit offered him for an extension.


#4

Seems to me, the team is mailing it in. Not everyone, but enough to turn a team with a chance into a dumpster fire. It only needs to be enough to protect yourself frm injury because you believe management gave up on the season. Even though I expected the trade to happen, it took the wind out of my sails. What would it do to players trying to protect their livelihoods?
Injuries have taken their toll, too.


#5

I’m in that familiar Lions fan territory of both at the end of games running through miracle comeback scenarios hoping beyond hope, while simultaneously hoping we lose - and scanning league standings hoping the other shitty teams loose so we can get a top draft pick

Being a lions fan really fucks a person up