Ask any NFL coach, and they’ll tell you there are two possible outcomes to a season: winning the Super Bowl or failure.
Obviously, that’s what the expectation should be for every team right now. If you aren’t going out there trying to win championships, you’re going to quickly find yourself out of a job.
But we have to be realistic here. The Detroit Lions could very well win the Super Bowl in 2019, but it feels pretty unlikely. And the bar for “success” in Detroit right now is a little lower than most, as the team continues to undergo a drastic culture change.