The Detroit Lions went 3-13-1 in the first year of Dan Campbell’s era, ending the season as one of the NFL’s worst teams. Despite last season’s lack of success, there is optimism around the league that the Lions’ fortune will change a bit this year.
Here’s a sample of the Lions’ standing in the NFL strength rankings around the web. The Lions will begin their season on Sunday, hosting the Philadelphia Eagles. The start is 1 pm
“Josh Schrock writes, “Lions fans are optimistic that a major leap could come in the second year of the Dan Campbell era.” “But if they’re smart, they’re hoping for a five- or six-win season that sees Aidan Hutchinson and Jameson Williams shine as they pick the top picks for touchdowns by Bryce Young, CJ Stroud or Anthony Richardson.”
“Dan Campbell has something all desperate losing teams are looking for in their rebuilding effort: acceptance,” Austin Gail wrote. “Veteran running back Jamal Williams crying passionately in training camp is an extension of the same willing, competitive mindset that made the team go 10-7 against the spread in 2021. However, the raw talent on the roster is still limited and will ultimately prevent the team from unleashing hell.” that they want until long-term solutions are found in the middle.”
According to Eric Woodyard, the Lions’ seven-win season should be considered a success. “The team, which finished 3-13-1 last season, is still in the midst of a rebuilding process, but the front office has upgraded the roster through free agency and recruiting this off-season,” Woodyard wrote. “Given the improvements, the Lions should at least double their win total. Lions fans may have higher expectations, but a truly successful campaign will set that benchmark and improve Detroit’s standing in the NFC North.”
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Pete Briscoe details his belief in the direction of lion leadership. “Dan Campbell is leading this team in the right direction. They are going to beat some good teams this year, but watch out in 2023.”
The black MMQB/SI crew gave the best rating (so far) across the web. Dan Campbell Lions is hard to try, darlings strong blowsYou have a chance to be one of the good stories in the league this season.”
The Bleacher Report team shares their optimism about the attack of the lions as the new season approaches. “The Lions have a few things going in their favor outside of a colorful coach. Detroit has quietly built one of the best offensive lines in the league. The additions of DJ Shark veteran and rookie Jameson Williams (who recovered from a rupture in the AFC Champions League), along with Amon Ra Saint Brown, gives Jared Goff a powerful trio of wide blows.”
“Can they climb the ladder? Absolutely. They will? We’ll see,” notes Mike Florio.
Like many others, Dan Hanzos shares an affinity with the up-and-coming Malcolm Rodriguez in black. “It is not uncommon in the history of strong blows To see one of the underdogs in the camp find his way to the final list of 53 men as a Profound Sanctuary. He. She he is It’s uncommon to see this kind of NFL underdog win a straight first job,” Hanzos wrote. “The Lions would need big contributions in unexpected places to compete for an accessory spot — Rodrigo (Rodriguez) could be one of those players.”
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