For the Detroit Lions, it would have been pretty cruel had the NFL season been delayed or cut short. After a terrible, embarrassing decade that included the first ever 0-16 season in NFL history, the Lions seemed to turn things around towards the end of 2010.
They won their final four games, even beating the eventual world champion Green Bay Packers in the process.
But they still finished 6-10 last year, so if they have hopes of making their first postseason appearance since 1999, there are a handful of areas that need upgrading.
Here are 10 moves that would get them a huge step closer.