This thread is starting to sound like two old men kvetching about their aches and pains!
I'll agree that the Browns did have a good decade under Marty and before that had a couple good years with Sipe.
And while I acknowledge that the Lions have never - in the time since the merger - had as good a run as the Browns did a quarter century ago...
There's the small matters of Red Right 88, the Drive and the Fumble.
And the Lions present and future looks a hell of a lot better than what is happening in Cleveland.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Norv Turner. I think he gets it. I think he does an outstanding job.” — Pat Shurmur
Let me give you some advice. The GM/Prez/Whatever is THE Key. A good one can turn it around and give hope in about 3 years. Hope, not SuperBowls. Unfortunately the GM is hired by the owner, so if you have a bad hiring owner, you could be toast for a LOOOOOONNNNNG time.
But 3 good drafts and things will look up.
And weren't people on the up tick last year with McCoy?
Also 1970. When we lost to Dallas 5-0. What a shootout.
The 60s and 70s and 80s were a loss. With Barry Saunders and Herman Moore we had a great offense in the 90s, but won only 1 playoff game in 6 seasons of playoffs. It sorta wears on you. But Detroit used to hang at 8-8 and 9-7 all the time. Actually losing 0-16 was refreshing.
But we learned not to hope. It takes a long time with no results.
Even now, I don't think Detroit is hoping. We are tickled, but our expectations are still rock bottom.
“Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte