Re: Palmer’s injury could be ‘career-ending’
Before the 1979 season...the Lions lost their starting QB (I think it was Gary Danielson...not in CP class, but he was decent)
They went 2-14 in 1979 with 6th rd pick Jeff Kolmo.........they were favored to win the division that year, with their Silver Rush defense of Doug English, Al Baker.
They get 1st pick in the draft and take RB Billy Sims. They go 9-7 the next year... 8-8 in '81. Make playoffs in 82-83.
What is the point of this story......... only that i hope this injury, even if CP comes back next year, will force Lewis and the org. to seriously invest in some FA defensive players, so that the offense is not forced to carry this team and CP is not looked at as the only way they win anything.