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Eight and Fifty.

“It was an embarrassment, the fans deserve better, and if I had the authority, I would have fired the general manager… but I don’t have that authority” – Bill Ford, Jr.

Matt Millen, General Manager of the Detroit Lions is 8 – 50 on the road in his tenure. I’ll whip out some other wacky stats, only 5 teams in the history of the NFL have made the playoffs after an 0 – 3 start, one of them the Barry Sanders Lions. PS., if it wasn’t a game against the Cowboys, they lost. So… they lost anyway.

This is the story of the franchise. The plight of those that love football in the city of Detroit. There is just nothing there. I can’t even be angry. What’s the point? Third game in a row where the team was never really in it, down by 21 right off the bat. What is there to root for? Hell, if they get another top five draft pick, how are they going to fit it into the cap? Three guys are going to be making half the allowable money!

Millen should not have been allowed to pick a third coach. Millen did Mooch wrong, he saddles the guy with a quarterback he didn’t want then fires him on Thanksgiving, what a disaster. What a ‘Lions’ thing to do. This next experiment has been a disaster as well. You get a Defensive Line coach and give him the head gig, not a single D-Line guy has gotten better under him by the way and you get a guy that is ‘the greatest show on turf’. An offensive guru that ran a pass first offense all the way to the Superbowl (twice). You then nonsensically fire your guru, even though he’s produced the best record in your tenure, and talk about pounding the rock despite not really having a running back. And yet, Martz was critized when he took the San Fran position and immediately said that the 49ers are much further along than the Lions were. Well…

You showed us Mr. Martz.

Martz, the guy that Marinelli and Millen decided wasn’t good enough for this team took a QB that wasn’t good enough for the Lions and crammed the ball down their throat for 4 quarters on both sides of the ball and ran a PERFECTLY BALANCED game.

It’s gonna be a loooonnnng season.

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