In the NFL the difference between an 0-16 season and a 2-14 season is not great. It's like comparing horrible to awful, filthy to dirty. If you ask the players, they'll tell you that going 2-14 this season was almost worse than the 0-16 debacle of 2008. Why? Because after that historical bad 0-16 season, Detroit cleaned house. They fired the entire coaching staff, they fired the GM, they gave 40% of that roster their walking papers. Forty Percent! That never happens. And yet, it made little difference in the end result. You can understand how the discouragement level on this team actually increased . However, in what may be unprecedented in Detroit Lions history, the fans might be slightly more optimistic than the players. There is promise. There is hope. Yes, the Lions are picking seco ...
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