There is only one team that has been in the NFL for the entire Super Bowl era with out ever playing in the Super Bowl. That team is the Detroit Lions. But the Lions briefly tasted success a couple seasons ago before struggling last year. The pieces Detroit has assembled though have them poised to succeed.
“I expect big things,” Nick Fairley said. via the Detroit News. “I am going to say we are going to the Super Bowl because I am competitive and that is what I want for the team and it is one of the goals. I am sure we are going to take it game by game and day by day.”
The Lions have found stability at quarterback with Matthew Stafford, when he isn’t injured. They have the best wide receiver in the league fresh off a record breaking season, and now they’ve added a dynamic running back in Reggie Bush. They added some defensive talent with their first two draft picks selecting DE Ezekiel Ansah and CB Darius Slay.
“I expect big things,” Fairley said. “We picked up some good guys in the draft. It is going to be up to us (players) to getting the chemistry up to where we can play off each other. We are going to do some big things this year.”