Tom Brady recently voiced his discontent with modern football, stating that “modern football has a lot of mediocrity”. However, Hall of Famer Barry Sanders has a different perspective.
During an appearance on Robert Griffin III’s podcast, Sanders expressed his enthusiasm for the current NFL season. He suggested that Brady’s viewpoint might be influenced by his experience with the struggling 2-8 Patriots and 4-6 Buccaneers, while Sanders has been following the 8-3 Lions.
“Maybe he’s talking about the teams he played for, but the team I played for?” Sanders retorted. “The team that I played for, no. It’s anything but mediocre. I saw that comment somewhere. Look, for us as Lions fans, maybe I just have blinders on, because of how we’re leading the division, how well we’re playing. But I still see a great product. Still see great teams and a very popular game. I would listen to anything he has to say, and I’d have to get into more detail what he’s referring to, but I think this is the greatest product, the greatest thing we’ve ever seen as Lions fans. So I’m gonna enjoy this for a while.”
Despite the Lions’ lackluster playoff history, with only one win in the 10 years Sanders played for them and their last win dating back to 1957, this season shows promise for the team. Sanders and his fellow Lions fans are hopeful for more playoff success.
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