Could the Eagles assist the Lions in finding Matthew Stafford’s replacement?
So, Matthew Stafford wasn’t the problem, huh? We spent years asking ourselves why the Detroit Lions couldn’t win, and the answer was obvious. It’s the same reason Calvin Johnson and Barry Sanders couldn’t. The Detroit Lions are a snake-bitten franchise. The curse is real.
Even when this team, has an opportunity to achieve greater heights, they find a way to screw things up (Jim Caldwell). Matthew Stafford’s recent success makes the mind wander. What might have happened had he played elsewhere? What might he have accomplished? How would we view him?
Detroit’s questions about themselves are of a different sort. Is there anyone that can elevate this team into a consistent winner? Jared Goff clearly isn’t that person. Well, let us first say this. If Stafford and Goff couldn’t do the job, Gardner Minshew probably won’t either, but Dan Campbell wasn’t expected to turn things around quickly.
If they move some of his chess pieces, Goff for instance, Detroit may be able to add building blocks. Minshew would serve as a decent band-aid in the meantime. Heck, the Lions might even be able to trick their fans into believing that ‘Minhew Mania’ is truly worth believing in.
Nothing connects Gardner to Detroit, other than the fact that he and the defensive line coach, Todd Wash, spent two years together in Jacksonville. Sure, Wash coached on the opposite side of the ball, but the quarterbacks coach is another former Jaguar, Mark Brunell.
Yes, that’s a stretch. Everyone knows it, but Detroit will be their usually desperate selves this offseason, and if the Birds are looking to sell that Minshew stock, they could find buyers in the Motor City.