The Lions are the only NFL franchise that has been in existence every year of the Super Bowl era without ever actually playing in the Super Bowl. Nick Fairley thinks that is going to change this season.
Fairley told the Detroit News he doesn’t see any reason why the Lions won’t go to the Super Bowl.
“I expect big things,” Fairley said. “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.”
Last year the Lions were one of the NFL’s biggest disappointments, going from the playoffs to 4-12 amid a raft of off-field trouble. But Fairley says this year’s Lions will be the NFL’s most pleasant surprise.
“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.”
By the standards of the Lions, just reaching the playoffs qualifies as “big things.” But Fairley is thinking bigger than that.