The Detroit Lions are soul suckers

I’ve been a fan of this team for a long time. The Detroit Lions have never been something that resembled a title contender in my lifetime.

The Lions haven’t won a playoff game since the 90’s. They’ve went through a string of head coaches, general managers, and team presidents since then.

Bob Quinn became the general manager of the Lions in 2016 and I began to buy in a little more. He was with the New England Patriots organization before coming to Detroit.

He was with a very successful organization for a long time and I thought he could bring those winning ways to a team, town, and fan base that deserves it.

The Lions have had two back-to-back winning seasons while Quinn has been the GM. The team has looked right on the verge of being something worth watching on Sundays.

Quinn then hired another member of the Patriots to be their head coach.

Matt Patricia came into a situation where the Lions are supposed to be contending now. They have the franchise quarterback with Matthew Stafford. They have talent on their roster to win games now.

However, after another disappointing loss, the Lions sit at 3-4 half way through the 2018 season. Their latest defeat came at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks.

Some players came out and said this team just wasn’t focused going into Sunday’s game. How in the hell do professional athletes come into a game and not be focused? On top of that, it was arguably their biggest game of the season to this point.

There was a lot of buzz around this game. Ford Field was sold out and they provided standing-room only tickets to fans. Somehow the Lions found a way to let every one down again.

They’re soul suckers. They’ve been this way for a long time and it doesn’t look it’s changing. How does a team look as good as the Lions did against Miami one week ago and then do what they did on their home field against Seattle?

I’m not a superstitious person. However, the Lions are making me one. It feels like there’s a curse around this team. No matter how much they try to change their fortune, it doesn’t seem to work.

I have some advice for Lions fans after Sunday’s self-destruction: Stop drinking the kool-aid. Quit buying tickets and merchandise. Until this organization actually can prove to be anything reputable, stop supporting them.

I could be overreacting. An optimistic person would say there’s still a long way to go this season.

I’m done being optimistic with this team.