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Lions Fans Do Not Believe Dan Orlovsky

Lions fans are highly skeptical that the team is only two pieces away from being a contender, as is believed by ESPN's Dan Orlovsky

ESPN football analyst Dan Orlovsky is known to be a staunch supporter of the Lions. 

And don't even get him started on Detroit franchise passer Matthew Stafford and the idea of trading him. 

Orlovsky -- a blatant Stafford apologist -- is firmly opposed to the thought of shipping the veteran quarterback out of Motown.

Since Orlovsky's retirement in 2017, he has worked diligently to become one of the best NFL analysts on television.

Whether it be on the air for the Worldwide Leader in Sports or during radio hits, you will often hear Orlovsky express the belief that the Lions are not far away from being Super Bowl contenders. 

How close, you may be wondering? 

Try just two players away, according to the former Lions backup passer. 

While he was in Miami, Fla., covering the Super Bowl for ESPN, he spoke with Detroit Free Press Lions beat writer Dave Birkett regarding the state of the team. 

"You’re probably two really good players away from, all right, let’s have a conversation of being one of the better teams in the conference,” Orlovsky said via the Free Press. 

He added, “I think they caught a lot of bad breaks last year, just keeping it real. So if they stay healthy, they’re two good pieces away from being in the conversation of being a good, good football team. A good, solid, you-can-win-every-game football team.”

To nobody's surprise, many Detroit fans are highly skeptical of Orlovsky's analysis. 

And it's because -- most notably -- they're leery of the current regime's ability to build a winning roster. 

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While Detroit head coach Matt Patricia came under heavy scrutiny for a variety of boneheaded decisions in 2019, general manager Bob Quinn deserves to shoulder some of the blame as well. 

There have been several free-agent signings and draft selections made by Quinn that have not panned out. 

Check out these reactions from fans on Twitter that are not nearly as optimistic as Orlovsky about the Lions moving forward.

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