As we approach Black Monday in the NFL, general manager Bob Quinn faces his biggest test as the leader of the long-suffering Detroit Lions organization.
Detroit Lions general manager, Bob Quinn, is a man in the crosshairs. Chants to make changes after the disappointing 2017 season are growing deafening. Quinn has reached his moment of truth. What has to happen to keep believing in Bob Quinn? Let’s get into the subject.
To properly set the background for any talk about Quinn, one has to remember the circumstances that brought him here. Since 1964, when the Ford family took over the team, they have only won their division three times, and zero of those have been since 1993.
Former head coach, Wayne Fontes, (which really means Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders), earned two of those. In fact, not only have the Lions not won a title, they don’t even have one Super Bowl appearance.
They even set the bar for disappointment by going winless, 0-16, in 2008, a feat the lowly 2017 Cleveland Browns are close to replicating. They cannot beat being defeated, though.
That is a level of futility that is almost unmatched in any sport, at any point in time.
Enter general manager, Bob Quinn.
Super Bowl LII is slated for February of 2018.
Super Bowl 52. Not one time have the Lions been one of the 104 teams to play in that game.
Let that sink in.