The Detroit Lions need a plan going forward. After losing Martha Ford and Jim Caldwell, what else would need to happen to fix the coaches and offense?
Martha Firestone Ford and Jim Caldwell, the owner and head coach of the Detroit Lions, respectively, need to be replaced. General Manager, Bob Quinn, has an incomplete grade pending this offseason. What needs to happen to fix the coordinators and offense? Let’s get to it.
This week we saw our Detroit Lions pull out a road win to push their record to 7-6. We are right in the middle, mediocre. The Lions are still technically in contention for a wild card berth, but they have done little to change the 2016 narrative. That narrative says, “We don’t belong in the playoffs.” It is continued by the lack of success against good competition.
As a fan base we choose to support a team that has failed to deliver a championship since before many of us were born.
If you’ve been a fan long enough you might remember the lone playoff victory. That kind of futility is an art form in its own right.
At least the Fords, owners for 53 years, must find it to be high brow art. They seem to have perfected owning the least successful team during their dreaded tenure.
In my previous post I detailed the top of the franchise and asked if they needed to go, and possibly who to put in their place. I only covered the owner, general manager, and head coach, what many might refer to as the brain trust.
These are the main visionaries of the organization. When the franchise hasn’t won even a division title since 1993, though, it’s difficult to use that term without laughing.
Note about the owner
Obviously, we cannot force the Fords to sell the team, or just replace Mrs. Ford.
I would ask, “Why hold onto the team if you don’t care about winning, Martha?”
The franchise isn’t going to double in value anytime soon. I realize that it has increased by a spectacular amount since purchasing the franchise for five million dollars back in 1964, though. If that’s all you care about, sell while you can enjoy the $1.7 billion the franchise is worth now.
The Lions are the 31st most valuable team in the NFL, due to losing and small market. That’s right, only one NFL team is worth less money according to Forbes.
Why do the Fords insist upon inflicting themselves upon Detroit?