Who doesn’t want to be a head coach in the NFL? It boggles me how hard it is for the Detroit Lions to attract a top tier coach. So what that this team has basically been a modern day perennial loser. Not every team will be able to create a football factory like the New England Patriots have under Belichick.
Are the Detroit Lions a destination team currently? No. Are they still an NFL team? Yes. That alone should bring interest. After a few consecutive trips to the playoffs with wins there will they be? No. As far as I’m concerned, unless your franchise has a Super Bowl win you’re not a destination. This is why a hungry coach should come to Detroit.
A hungry coach should take this team under their wing and morph their existing talent into a consistent Super Bowl contender. The only way to win one is to make one. One thing is for sure, name a more loyal fan base in sports than those of the Detroit Lions. With all the losses that have followed this team, their supporters remain and sell out Ford Field consistently.
Since moving into Ford Field, the Lions have one winning season. The core of that winning season is still here. What does that mean? The team can compete given the right guidance and performance. Better yet, this team can compete now.
Finding a coach with passion and comfortable with being an underdog shouldn’t be a problem. And if that’s asking too much then don’t come. Pressure is part of the game. What this team hasn’t been able to sustain is bonding as one unit. Once that happens, along with adding a fiery head coach who isn’t afraid of discipline, the Lions will be ready to compete.
Come coach the Detroit Lions, the key pieces haven’t left the city.