In my thirty years of being a fan, I’ve never been more frustrated with an organization than the Quinn-Patricia regime.
The most bothersome thing lately is how the Lions seem happy to just ship talented players out of town and get practically nothing in return. Over the last few years, we’ve waved goodbye to Golden Tate, Quandre Diggs, Darius Slay, Snacks Harrison, and Devon Kennard, among others. We’ve gotten absolutely nothing outside of a paltry few later-round draft picks.
Almost all of those players - definitely Kennard, Slay, and Snacks - could still be on this team under the current cap. Does anyone here believe that we’re going to sign three better players than Kennard, Slay, and Snacks with the roughly $45mil in cap space we have? Even if you think Snacks is broken down, Slay is overrated, and Kennard is average - I bet you still don’t think we’re going to sign three better players than those guys!
So, why are they gone? This is the definition of GUTTING a team - just waving goodbye to players for no reason…or because you don’t like their attitude, or they’re not “Buying In” to your plan, or they’re not a “good fit” for your System?
How can anyone defend this? I’m tired of Lions fans saying “just wait and see, you never know, it might work!” - does anyone really believe this is going to work?