Speculation is abound on just who is going to take over for Matt Millen in Detroit. One name that popped up today according to the Detroit Free Press is Floyd Reese, who was the former GM of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans back from 1994-2006. Reese told a reporter for the Free Press: “If I had Williams Clay Ford’s number, you’d be hearing a dial tone right now. I’m in a unique situation. I’ve been in the league 32 years. … I could be in Detroit tomorrow.”
In other words – he wants the job. Should Reese get it though is another story. Reese is a solid guy when it comes to the draft (something Millen couldn’t do), and even played football at UCLA and for the CFL. Despite all that, he’s old school, and the Lions have a need for new blood, not recycled GM’s like what Reese would represent. Let Reese continue doing TV, and keep the searches to the young blood of those that can be around long enough to turn the Lions into winners.