NFL Power Rankings: Week 16
The Detroit Lions Complete Their Perfect Season
Total Pro Sports – Who would have thought that the Detroit Lions would have gone 0-16 this year? After going 7-9 last year and finishing 3rd in the NFC North, the Lions stumbled big time this year finishing off with a perfect losing season with a 0-16 record. The Detroit Lions were mathematically eliminated from the Playoffs in week 11.
The last time a pro team went 0 for on the season were the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers who went 0-14 in their inaugural season. The 1980 New Orleans Saints also started the season going 0-14, but proceeded to win their second last game of the year finishing off with a 1-15 record. In 2001 the Carolina Panthers did the opposite of everyone else they won their first game but lost their next 15, finishing the year 1-15.
So whats next for the Detroit Lions?
They’ll look forward to the upcoming 2009 NFL Entry Draft where they will probably draft another Wide Receiver adding to their core of disgruntled receivers.
- 2007 – Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech) – After having a standout rookie year with the Lions, he admitted to feeling back pain this past year. His number still increased and was the only bright side for the the lowly Lions team. He had 1331 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
- 2005 – Mike Williams (USC) – After having a stellar career at USC, Mike Williams fell off the map completely. He played a total of 3 seasons in the NFL and is now currently a Free Agent.
- 2004 – Roy Williams (Texas) – Traded in this past season to the Dallas Cowboys, after batting heads with Calvin Johnson for the #1 receiver on the team.
- 2003 – Charles Rogers (Michigan State) – After a standout career at Michigan State his career went downhill when he the Lions drafted him in the first round, second overall. In September 2008 he was charged with assault and battery of a female acquaintance. In December 2008, Rogers was sentenced to attend sobriety court or face jail time after violating his probation. He tested positive for vicodin.
The Detroit Lions officially need a major shakeup starting from the front office then to the team. Things have not gone well for them over the years, so unless they want to keep loosing changes need to be made.
Staring off by drafting a Quarterback in the 2009 NFL Draft, such as Tim Tebow or Heisman Trophy Winner Sam Bradford if they declare for the draft. But then again knowing the Lions they will probably screw that up as well. If we were either Tebow or Bradford knowing that the Lions are selecting first overall we would definitely stay in college for another year.
I guess anything this day and age is possible, if the 2007 New England Patriots can go a perfect 16-0 in the regular season then the 2008 Detroit Lions can have a perfect losing record 0-16.
Are back to back 0-16 in the works for the Lions? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!