Detroit Lions: 1st-Quarter Grades for Every Position

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Detroit Lions: 1st-Quarter Grades for Every Position
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Since I graduated from high school over 20 years ago, it's been awhile since I've had to even think about report cards. I just remember I hated them. 

Progress reports don't tell you everything, but they can tell you about the direction you're heading. If the Detroit Lions were students, they'd be heading for catastrophic failure. 

Only 14.7 percent of teams reach the playoffs after starting 1-3. That's an 85.3 percent chance of failure. 

When faced with failure, students can either hunker down and do the work necessary to excel, or they can give up. 

It's almost a gift that Detroit faces a bye this week. Let it stew in failure in a week and see how it comes out against the Philadelphia Eagles

But that is the future. 

It's time to look back and see how it actually did. Overall grades can be misleading. I'd give it a solid D. A stuttering offense, a lackluster defense and an atrocious special teams could be graded even worse. 

But are they? 


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