The NFL is, if nothing else, a copycat cat league. Now Detroit needs to copy, of all franchises, Cincinnati.
At this time last week, Cincinnati wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh appeared on NFL Network’s Team Cam show and proclaimed, rather boldly, that the Bengals would not lose all their games this season. He guaranteed at least one victory. And he vowed that if they didn’t get it, he would walk a marathon-like, 26-plus miles from his house in Cerritos, Calif. to the NFL Network studios in Culver City.
If it worked for Cincinnati, it might work for Detroit. So consider this an official invitation to Lions linebacker Ernie Sims or defensive tackle Cory Redding or running back Rudi Johnson to step forward, appear on NFL Network, and guarantee that Detroit will not lose all its game this season and become the first team in NFL history to go 0-16 in a season.
Be bold. Be loud. Be daring. Step forward. One Lion needs to roar. Someone needs to speak up before the Lions go down. It didn’t hurt the Bengals last week, and it won’t hurt the Lions this week.
Houshmandzadeh spoke out and the Bengals broke out. The Lions need to take to the air, but in a different way than this team is accustomed. The Lions need to take to the airwaves, these airwaves.