The final numbers helped tell the story on where the Lions stood at the finish of the 2016 season, and the way they added up in the standings told Bob Quinn that there is still a lot of work to do.
Bob Schnelker was an old-school tight end as a player in the NFL, but he incorporated modern-era big-play concepts in the passing game in his tenure as offensive coordinator of the Lions.
Jace Billingsley’s rookie season with the Lions ended with a gain in status, even though it didn’t show up on any box score or stats sheet.
The postseason is a new realm that is unlike anything the Lions encountered in a regular season marked by streaks of wins and losses and performances that were up and down.
No matter how some numbers might show that the Seahawks aren’t as formidable entering the playoffs as they have been in previous seasons, QB Russell Wilson likes how the bottom line reads on the 2016 season.
Pushing the reset button sounds like a good way for the Lions to purge any lingering disappointment over the way they ended their season and make a fresh start in the playoffs.