Dissecting the open letter
In an effort to dissect the letter in an objective way, we’ll say that some of this sounds very reasonable on its face. Good teams don’t fire everyone in four-year cycles.
Mrs. Ford did saddle VP-GM Bob Quinn with former head coach Jim Caldwell for two years, after which he has only had Patricia for two years. There have been many injuries, as well.
She isn’t wrong about those facts.
So, her narrative has good points and if the results were better we’re sure fans would have zero issues with the current brain trust in Allen Park. Patricia is 9-20-1 as a head coach after letting his long-time mentor Paul Pasqualoni run the defense.
The offense during the last four years has been a good passing unit while struggling to gain consistent yardage on the ground often forcing the team to stall in the red zone.
While Quinn has had good selections, like Pro Bowl snub wide receiver Kenny Golladay, the franchise has failed to find difference-makers to pair with holdover core players cornerback Darius Slay and quarterback Matthew Stafford. Both are big advantages as starting building blocks over what most GM’s inherit.
So, there is plenty of blame to go around.