I like rooting for the underdog and I liked this Detroit Lions team when Matthew Stafford was drafted, and felt they were a surprise team before the world recognized them as so. Stafford was healthy, Megatron became a household name, Suh and Vanden Bosh gave this defense an identity. As far as this season goes, I expected them to miss the playoffs, but I stand corrected and their future may be bright. With that said, this team is young and some manifest their immaturity throughout the season. They acted with a sense of entitlement by whining, complaining, and backlashing for their shortcomings. I give professional coaches and athletes the benefit of the doubt until they prove otherwise, which they have done over the course of the season including their playoff loss at New Orleans. You can be positive and say they will mature, but others could say act like you’ve been there before and be accountable. I’m with the latter.
Lions on Twitter
Detroit Lions players got on Twitter after the game to argue back and forth with fans who were upset about seeing Detroit lose on Saturday according to Anwar Richardson of Mlive.com.
“Y’all can go back to being Broke & Miserable…now back to regular scheduled programming…”
“I apologize to my loyal fans for my tweet…jus disgusting how ppl can get when they don’t know nothin at all…”
Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith, who gave up a touchdown, offered this bit of advice to those on Twitter:
“Before you say anything crazy or ignorant please know your “coverages” first just a friendly reminder!!! now fire away!!!”
Lions safety Chris Harris, who was inactive on Saturday due to an injury, even got into the act.
After Richardson posted his Lions game story on Twitter, “Detroit #Lions’ secondary torched in 45-28 NFC wild-card loss against New Orleans #Saints #NFL” Harris took exception to the headline.
Harris responded by saying, “@AnwarRichardson couldn’t think of a better adjective.”
Lions defensive end Cliff Avril may of had the least defensive/attacking Twitter response:
“Blocking all ignorance…”