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Detroit Lions: Quarterback or Bust!

Aug 17, 2007
Just WIN baby! Will the Lions ever win? Will they ever win? YES! The Detroit Lions will WIN a SuperBowl again and they will always be my favorite team. Why? I just love them. I love the fans, the atmosphere, and of course Thanksgiving Day turkey and my Detroit Lions. I have been a Lion fan now 31 years so I have a few insights into this up and coming team.

In this article I will be sharing how the Detroit Lions can turn their franchise around, and my hope and prayer is that someday it will make it's way up to the Ford Family's home and that they will read it and act on it to make the Detroit Lions a championship team.

First of all, we need a good quarterback. In the 30 years I've watched the lion, we've NEVER had a great quarterback. I'll say it again, we've NEVER had a great quarterback. Sure we've had good quarterbacks like Rodney Peete, to name one, but to be honest with you I've blotted out most quarterbacks' names from my memory because they all made so many stupid mistakes out on the field!

Why won't the Ford family simply invest in a good quarterback? Is it because they are cheap, cheap, cheap? Many think so! I hope not. Please change our future and invest in a GREAT not GOOD quarterback!

I honestly believe that even though you've hired the best coaches, the best offensive coordinator, and the BEST everything else we are STILL not going to rise to the top without a hall-of-fame caliber quarterback. Let's see what we can do to get USC's Matt Leinart or someone else who has a MAJOR name in football. Lions, you need to bring a quarterback over who has a major name and is in his prime, not ready to retire!

By investing in this quarterback, you are telling the team that they are important enough to get the very best. The quarterback calls the plays, leads the team, and gets it in the end zone. How would the lions have fared in the late 80's with Barry Sanders and say Joe Montana at quarterback? With the receivers of Herman Moore and other greats, I'd say pretty good!

Wait a minute, I think I hear some play by play: "Joe fades back, passes to Barry in the endzone, Touchdown! (repeat). Joe slips through two defenders finds Herman Moore wide open in the endzone for his third touchdown of the day. Montana runs the ball to the sideline, passes to Barry up the middle touchdown, Montana flips the ball to Sanders on the sweep, touchdown! This is too easy Dan, I'd say the Lions are untouchable this season. Yeah I'd say so too Howard. They are money in the bank. It aught to be illegal to have Montana and Sanders on the same football field playing with the same helmets on. I heard that one Howard"

How would the lions of the 80's with Barry Sanders done under Dan Marino? Not bad I'd say. May have given him one of his first championship rings. Dan, if you're reading, you can still come out of retirement and play for the Lions, it's fine with me.

The point is the Lions have to purchase a quarterback someday that is worth his weight in GOLD. It's like the Lions are willing to purchase the pistons, the rings, the valves, the outside flared fenders, the Holley Carburetor, the Mallory Ignition, the fuel injection, the chrome bumpers, the sunroof, the leather interior, but not the ENGINE! The quarterback IS the engine of the football team.

Please, Ford family, with all due respect, I sincerely thank you for the investments that you've made from the bottom of my heart, but you need to invest in a quarterback. Then, and only then, will the Lions become Super Bowl Champions once again.

Take it from a 30 year fan who just keeps growing fonder of this great team: It's time for the Lions to get their Joe Montana. Then we have a shot at a title. Then and ONLY then will we win the big game. Mark my words, we will certainly win with a quality quarterback. You can take that to the bank, make the deposit, and then cash it out!
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Don Alexander, Published Writer & Online Business Mentor
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