Detroit Lions Head coach Jim Schwartz has been on a mission since last month to anoint his D-Line a nickname. Last month, Shwartz tweeted, “I’ve heard a lot of people suggesting names for the Lions’ front four. Send your ideas. Whoever has the best, gets an autographed fball.” Today he announced the winner, and it is “Silver Crush”, with “Dis-Assembly” line a close second. Other notable mentions are “Non-Stop Motors”, “Detroit Pride” and “Ghost lamp Darkness”. Schwartz picked “Silver Crush” because it acknowledges the history of the front four for the lions in the 1980’s.
The Lions D-Line of Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch and Nick Fairley have done absolutely nothing to deserve a nickname. Once again we put the cart in front of the horse, and make a big deal out of nothing. Looking at the bigger picture, the Lions need to play better defense. A nickname will not help us win a game, or gain respect from our opponents. Fans have flooded Tom “The Killer” Kowalski twitter account enraged by Schwartz’s choice. They feel that it is too close to “Silver Rush” and ripoff of “Orange Crush”.
The D-line have not played a single down with each other, and we are already crowning them as winners. I know Schwartz is bored with the lockout, but lets hold-off on having contests trying to come up with a cute nicknames for our D-line. Suh & company will be great, but lets at least having a winning season or get a wild-card berth before we jump to conclusions.