Earlier this week an anonymous General Manger ripped the Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh. As of Thursday Suh was still thinking about it and he let he feelings known to the media. Now we know the reason why the anonymous GM made these comments, because instead of only thinking about how to sack Michael Vick this week, Suh is worried about what an anonymous person said about him. And it appears it’s that easy to e the Lions focused on the wrong thing. Now if that the biggest problem, things would look a heck of a lot better than they actually do.
It looks like Suh was involved in a road rage incident Thursday morning. We could speculate on what did or do not happen but let’s take a few days and let the facts come out. In fact the real issue DJC is having is this is several incidents now where Suh has failed to be in control of his emotions. Granted we do not know the full story of what happened Thursday morning inAllen Park. More to come on this one.
The Thursday before a must win game on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles (and being 2-3 is far better than being 1-4) the Lions are focused on the wrong things. They should be zeroed in on how to beat the Eagles, how to come out and dominate them. That should be the focus, and it is the fault of Head Coach Jim Schwartz if it is not. If he cannot keep his players focused and motivated it may be time to start having a serious discussion about what his future with the team actually is.
Just about all of 2012 has been dominated by strange off the field issues for this team. Some of them criminal in nature, but it really paints the picture of a locker room not focused on the job at hand. Add that to the accusations made by former Lions’ players that the current Lions’ players do not care about playing special teams and we start to see a locker room on the verge of being out of control. That is not good by any means.
So weather or not we agree with the criticism of the Lions (made even harder to stomach since the coward who said them wasn’t man enough to attach his name to it) it certainly seems to have worked. Getting the Lions to focus on the wrong thing is a great advantage for their reaming 2012 opponents and all of their divisional rivals.
For now the Lions need to get this straight, the game this Sunday at the Eagles is a must win. If they fail and enter next week 1-4 there would be strong sentiment by their fans to calls this season lost. If that happens we could be in for a very long year, and yet another high first round draft pick.