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Remember week 3 of the 2009 NFL season? When the Detroit Lions snapped their 19-game regular season losing streak? Probably not, but that’s when they snapped their 19-game regular season losing streak. Remember how the players lapped Ford Field, giving high fives to the fans for sticking it out through a season-plus of ineptitude? The gesture was met with opposing vigor.
Critics argued that the Lions had reached a place of contentment with failure. They should expect to win each and every week or they shouldn’t take to the field. They’re professionals. Their celebration…a little bush-league, they said.
I was one of those on the other side. I thought it was a genuine, human response to brutally tough time in Lions-Land. Of course, the team went on to win just one more game last year, so maybe the other guys were right. Either way, nobody’s pickin’ Detroit to be in the mix come January.
Just don’t tell that to Louis Delmas.
Plagued by a groin injury this pre-season, the DB finally made it onto the playing surface last Saturday, and arrived with all the gusto you’d expect…in the post-season. Look out kids: