As if the relationship hadn’t soured enough, the honeymoon between Lions GM Matt Millen and upper management now appears to be on rocky ground. This after the Lions, now at 0-3, were blown out Sunday in San Fran by a 49’ers team with a QB and offensive coordinator that were on the Lions one year ago.
Millen has been the problem for years according to fans, and now Vice Chairman Bill Ford seems to feel the same way, basically saying that Millen should be gone. “I think the fans deserve better and if it were in my authority, which it’s not, I’d make some significant changes,” Ford said Monday.
Bill Ford is the son of team owner William Clay Ford. He probably wishes Dad would take his advice and dump Millen, who has had zero success with the team since being named GM back in 2001. Consider the record Millen has had – 31-84, worst in the NFL. The team started red-hot a year ago, but then that start died out, as the team crumbled to a 7-9 record.
Things don’t seem to be going in the right direction this year either, as the team has started each game in a huge hole, and then as they seem to work their way back in the games, the opponent pulls away, like a week ago vs the Packers at home. The Lions have lost the first three games by a total of 54 points, average losses of 18 per game.
It’s time that the teams owner does what is right before the teams next game at home October 5th vs the Bears. Dump Millen, get a real GM in there, and give the fans of Detroit what they want, and what they deserve, which is a fresh start.