Will Kenny Golladay’s future be with the Detroit Lions?
The Detroit Lions have had a difficult year. Former general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia were unable to deliver what they promised to the fans almost three years ago when Quinn hired Patricia and brought the ‘Patriot Way’ to the Motor City.
In truth, the ‘Patriot Way’ never seemed to be the right fit for Detroit. Sure we all would have loved to see the type of success that Bill Belichick conjured up with the Patriots, but it had failed in all of the other attempts teams made to bottle that success up and transfer it out of New England.
At the time, I felt like it would work sooner or later somewhere else to some degree. It certainly didn’t in the Motor City, but Mike Vrabel has done good work in Tennessee with the Titans and Brian Flores has turned around the Miami Dolphins in just two seasons.
Now almost three years after Matt Patricia entered our lives the Lions have a new principal owner from the same family tree that has sunk this franchise to the bottom of the NFL. And the endless search for a new regime to turn this team into winners continues.
The one difference is how this process is being handled. Almost five years ago Martha Firestone Ford requested assistance from the league to find a new general manager. The answer was former Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi being thrust upon the Lions as their aid.
He compiled a list of three individuals, interviewed just one, Bob Quinn, and recommended Quinn for the job. Now Mrs. Ford didn’t have to hire Quinn, but she did. The rest is typical Lions history.
Today Sheila Ford Hamp is looking for a new regime and is once again getting some assistance. The difference is who and how widespread the assistance is. The fact that the names that have been interviewed or will be interviewed have some promise also bodes much better than last time around.
Once the process narrows down to eventually hiring the Lions’ new general manager and head coach, then they will be tasked will some tremendous decisions. Like deciding who they will keep and who must go.