Tracy Walker: Lions going 0-17 not a possibility in my mind

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The Lions forced the Eagles to punt on the first possession of Sunday’s game, but that pretty much took care of their highlights for the afternoon.

Outside of a kneeldown at the end of the first half, the Eagles scored on all of the rest of their possessions and led 41-0 by the time the Lions finally got into the end zone in the fourth quarter. The 44-6 loss dropped the Lions to 0-8 on the season and kept open the possibility that they’ll be the second team in franchise history to go winless for an entire season.

Safety Tracy Walker referenced that potential outcome when he spoke to reporters after the game.

We can’t sit here and linger behind it, we can’t sit here and allow those to be excuses,” Walker said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We have to fix it right now because obviously it ain’t going to fix itself or we’re going to be 0-17. So at the end of the day, we got to go out here and be better as a team. . . . That’s not a possibility in my mind. I mean, I’m just saying, if we don’t fix it, if we continue with the same problems, obviously we ain’t going to win a game, so we got to fix it.”

While the Lions got blown out on Sunday, they’ve been more competitive in most of their other losses this season. That suggests they’ll find their way to victory at some point, but no one is likely to be too shocked if things continue down the same path when they return from their bye in Week Eight.

16 responses to “Tracy Walker: Lions going 0-17 not a possibility in my mind

  1. Considering Goff is a hand me down Dan Orlovsky, sadly 0-17 could be a possibility. They let a mediocre team like the Eagles come in and boat race them on their home turf. That was pathetic to watch.

    Signed, Lions fan

  2. I knew this season was going to be tough but didn’t think it would be this bad.

  3. I don’t care what the possibility is in Tracy’s mind, the possibility in reality is there, and it’s quite possible. At least now we know that a diet of kneecaps is not sufficient for athletic performance. Something else is required.

  4. They could certainly go 0-17, but I don’t think anyone should be shocked if they beat the Steelers coming off their bye either. Stranger things have happened.

  5. Yeah, the 1st team in history to go 0-16 will be the first team in history to go 0-17. I am a Lions fan. I know the drill.

  6. They better CRUSH those extra draft picks, otherwise this’ll be one of the most embarrassing trades of all time.

  7. Just think of the legacy the Lions could achieve, the first and only team to go both 0-16 and 0-17. Pretty no one will ever match that achievement. Except a future Lions team with another new coach and GM you never heard of.

  8. This all goes back to Holmes ridiculous decision to do his former team a huge favor by taking Goff and $50M in cap space over 2 yrs for a likely end of the first round pick in 2023 . That was the excuse he used not to draft a QB , he was all in on Goff . With that much invested in Goff Campbell is forced to play him even though he’s been beyond terrible. Add in other questionable decisions by Holmes like doing the Rams another solid by by trading for Brockers then signing him to a 3 yr $24M deal , signing Perriman to a guaranteed $2M deal only for him to be cut it’s clear Holmes has struggled just as much as the team on the field . Once again the Lions managed to take a bad situation and make it worse .

  9. This is going to happen, it all starts with coaching, The guy has 5 years guaranteed. Sorry Lions fans

  10. 0-17 will not happen. They still get to play the Broncos. Old man Vic will find a way to let the Lions right the ship.

  11. So the new GM traded for his guy Goff in exchange for some late round picks. Strike one. He spent his 2nd and 3rd round picks on two DTs who obviously stink considering the Eagles just ran for 200 + yards on them. Strike 2. He also did absolutely nothing to get any WRs this off season to help Goff. Strike 3? What’s the plan here? What are two late round firsts going to do? I realize the last regime left them nothing. But so far they’re doing the same thing.

  12. Go 0-17, then don’t let the guy who traded for Goff anywhere near the draft room.
    Get a real QB. Build up the Oline. Go on from there.

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