Great article in Sports Illustrated this week about the Lions...in fact, they are on the cover.
I honestly can't remember the last time I saw them on the cover of any magazine that wasn't from Detroit.
There is a line in it that I love...
"Who saw this coming? The Lions have swagger. The city of Detroit has belief. The NFL may never be the same again."
And there's a reason for that...and his name is Suh.
Earlier this week ESPN named Ndamukong Suh the most important Lions draft pick ever...yes, even over a certain #20 named Sanders (who IS the best running back the NFL has ever seen).
Their reasoning was simple. Sanders was great...electrifying...fantastic...but he was quiet and wasn't the leader that the team needed. Suh, on the other hand, is all of those things and more. he has come to Detroit and instantly made the Lions HIS team.
Sitting at 4-0 and one of only two teams in the NFL without a loss, I am optimistic about them for the first time in a long time. And here's the kicker...I think they will only get better as they get more experience.