by Drew S. McCarthy, esq.
Everyone knows the old saying: No news is good news.
In the case of the Detroit Lions, this couldn't be more true.
Remember last off-season? It seemed like every other DAY there was something new popping up about a player on the Lions. Aaron Berry waving his gun around in his yard, Mikel LeShoure eating potpurri when he got pulled over and Titus Young...well, we all know how that one ended. However, let's not deviate too far from center here. Right now, all is quiet on the Eastern side of the mitten state. And believe me, that's a good thing.
Of course, we all love it when the national media talks about our favorite team. We clamor for it!
"Cabrera deserves more love!"
"Why don't people talk about Matt Stafford more?"
"What about the consistency of the Red Wings???"
We feel slighted as fans when our teams aren't getting the recognition we feel they deserve but in the case of Lions? Maybe less is more. Look what happens when no one is getting in trouble! The players get to focus on FOOTBALL! And no one reading this is gonna sit back and tell me that focusing on the game is a bad thing, right? The lack of news about the Lions is really good news in disguise. No more of the crap headlines, the memes of Suh as a monster or Fairley and LeShoure in a Cheech and Chong haze. Gone are the days of Titus Young and here are the days of Reggie Bush and Glover Quin! When the biggest off season headline is the retirement of Jason Hanson, this team is finally getting it right.
Unless the Lions news is about football, it's better to have no news at all.