Just about every expert on planet earth believes it is going to be a very tough season for the 2021 Detroit Lions.
That’s why Lions’ legend Barry Sanders‘ benchmark success for the team in 2021 may surprise you.
During a recent interview, Sanders said his benchmark success for the Lions in 2021 is a playoff berth!
From Lions Wire:
“That’s tough. I’m hoping at the very least for a wild card (playoff berth). I think that would be considered very successful. We have to see how other things play out. I’m not going to say that we’re the favorite for our division, but if we can fight for that second spot and squeeze into the playoffs, I think that would be a big success for us.
Honestly, there are some big challenges for us. Not just last year but the last couple of years we were last or near last in defense and then a below-average offensively. You’re not going to beat anyone that way. I think you have to go in from Day 1 really ready to play. Even with those (bad defensive and offensive) stats, every game is going to be close.
What are those key plays that you can make to put yourself over the top? It certainly helps to have the kind of coaching staff that we have, where everyone played the game and understands what it takes.”