Mouch is gone
After that Thanksgiving roust in which the Falcons took the field alone (did you see any Lions at the game? I didn't --and I was there! I stayed for a whole quarter and a half...), the Lions have fired head coach Steve Mariucci.
The article points out the supreme patheticness of the Lions, such as the stat about how we haven't won ONE playoff game since 1957! I don't think we've made it to the playoffs since 1995, if memory serves.
I'm not feeling sorry to see Mouch go, but one of the problems with the Lions is that they always have a scapegoat instead of addressing the actual problem. Maybe Mouch wasn't the right coach, but who hired him? Who put this team of losers together? Millen, the team prez. Granted, I don't know that it was Millen who called 7 yard pass plays on 3rd down when we needed ten yards to make a first.... but still, he's to blame as well.
And how about blaming a QB (who yes, is as inconsistant as Michigan State) when our offensive line are the most pathetic bunch of losers out there. I don't think Peyton Manning could function behind those guys.
But let's address the real problem -the fans. Yes, we are to blame. Because WE KEEP GOING! Why? Why do we enjoy self-induced torture? In any other city, this team would have been relocated years ago. But not here. Here in the D the fans sell out the stadium and tune in on TV to watch the games, no matter how bad the Lions may be. What is the motivation for the owners to go out and make the investment to build a winning team when we act perfectly happy to support losers?