If the Lions want to be like NE here are the area's that they need to clean up. Fumbles, for whatever reason whether it is "deflate gate" or simply coaching, NE is at the bottom every year. Last year they lost 4, we lost 11 with the majority coming from Stafford. They had a running game, which is part of the reason Stafford had the fumbles because of having non-stop pressure. We were dead last in KO returns, DEAD LAST, but we were first in punt returns. (I know, how the fuck does that work?). FG's, we were 12th but it's totally from attempting more from 50+ than any team in the NFL, we were 7-11. He only missed 1 inside 50 all season, so we're good. Punting? Site was down but I actually liked the guy who replaced Martin better last year, we'll see what comes. We were slightly ahead of them in penalty yards. They were 4th and 5th in 3rd and 4th down conversions, we weren't on the radar. When you are one dimensional on O, well then good luck on 3rd and 4th down. If you can't run, good luck on 3rd and 4th down. We still have dumb fucks here think a real NFL RB doesn't matter. Plenty of examples of what happens when you have one and then don't, just look at Zona. Plenty of examples of what happens to us when we don't, the last 3 seasons. Our D scored 5 TD's, NE had zero. Our D forced a LOT of TO's last year, we forced 32 and they forced 18, and yet we gave up almost a TD more in points per game. Those numbers don't add up. The truth of the matter is that Patricia is being handed a team with problems that can be turned around in a single season. The running game CAN be fixed in one season. You CAN fix it, you CAN fix schemes and play calling. The D did OK considering the demise of the DL. We had no depth and starters playing injured, etc. Help on the DL, fix the running game, depth in the LB corps, all doable. There should be no excuses, none. FA and the draft will say a whole lot about the staff and for me Quinn hasn't been impressive so far.