Detroit Lions: A Culture Of Excuses

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by C DeGetmon in NFL
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Watching the new Lions coach Jim Schwartz dodge and weave at his weekly press conference tells me a lot about the culture of incompetence and perpetual "wimp-hood" of those types who have been employed by Bill Ford Sr. over his 45-plus years of ownership of the Detroit Lions. Schwartz unleashed a barrage of excuses, rationalizations, and what ifs, while kicking the can down the road of some imagined future. When asked about the obvious disparity between Mark Sanchez and Matt Stafford, instead of sucking it up and acknowledging Sanchez’s stellar performance, all Schwartz would acknowledge is that Matt Stafford is the future of the Lions. The question, of course, had nothing whatsoever to do with the future of Stafford—whose 40 percent QB rating places him dead last in the N ...

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