Anyone that reads this site enough knows that I am the pessimist, and Ken is the
nauseating "half glass full" guy. Yes, Ken, who predicted an 11-4 season last year. He has been hammering all week, "DO NOT SLEEP ON THE LIONS." Whatever. That's a rather obvious statement given this team's play the last two decades weeks. It's the Redskins. It was only a few weeks ago we lost to the lowly Rams. I have my usual stats and reasoning of why I think the Burgundy and Gold will prevail easily, but I'll save you from that for now. You see....Brian Orakpo articulates it better why the Redskins will tame these Lion cubs in his blog post this week:
"We cannot relent this week vs. Detroit. Last year, the Lions snapped a 19-game losing streak with their 19-14 win in week 3. The loss still stings today. Unfortunately, it caused our season to spin out of control after a cascade of criticism from the media and fans. We couldn' t block out the devastating loss and my teammates stopped believing in each other.
This year is different. The players on this team have displayed the heart and drive necessary to win from day one. We have a new coaching staff and new blood. Everyone has put their egos aside and has decided to play as one. The Lions will see a different team on Sunday."
This is where I usually follow up with Stafford having not played since his arm was mechanically re-attached to his body, but I'll wait until later in the week to make a full-blown assessment prediction. The fact this Redskins team is STILL bitter about that loss even though we have a new staff in place makes me happy...very happy.