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str8jacket
09-24-2008, 07:46 AM
About damn time (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8601458)



Detroit fans, your wish appears to have finally come true.

FOXSports.com has learned that the Lions have finally removed team president and GM Matt Millen from his post, unseating one of the most criticized executives in Detroit sports history.

Millen was informed of the move last night during a late-night high-level meeting. This morning several people within the building confirmed that he had large packing boxes in his office and he made his way around to different employees telling them of the move.

It is unclear if Millen was fired or removed himself from the equation but the news comes just days after Bill Ford, Jr. publicly stated he would have fired the GM if it was his decision but he lacked the authority to do so.

The Lions have started off horribly and the groundswell for Millen's demise has once again been strong. Unfortunately, that's nothing new as there have been events like the Millen Man March, an in-game walkout protest and calls for Millen's firing for years.

The Lions have won only one playoff game and are an NFL-worst 31-84 since Millen took over in 2001. They have also been a model of futility on the road and Millen has gone through three head coaches, none of whom have been able to turn the Lions into a winner.

GridironChamp
09-24-2008, 11:18 AM
Alright, I can now root for the Lions since they had the cajone to toss their
****ty GM... unlike KC.

str8jacket
09-24-2008, 11:19 AM
Alright, I can now root for the Lions since they had the cajone to toss their
****ty GM... unlike KC.

It only took 6 years..........

GridironChamp
09-24-2008, 11:21 AM
It only took 6 years..........

How long as Peterson been in KC?



What has he done?



:cheers:

str8jacket
09-24-2008, 11:22 AM
How long as Peterson been in KC?



What has he done?



:cheers:

I'm just sayin......his time will come.

GridironChamp
09-24-2008, 11:23 AM
I'm just sayin......his time will come.

Well Im 90% sure his contract is up at the end of this year and as long as Hunt
doesnt screw the pooch and renew it we should be alright.


But that is a long time to suffer.

CanDB
09-24-2008, 11:28 AM
My goodness....31 and 84.....coaches fired.....draft pick after draft pick.....and finally, finally the guy in charge has to leave. I can not believe this has taken so long. Detroit has just made their best move in years, unless of course the replacement has equally dismal impact on the team, which is as likely as lightning hitting you twice. Keep that long metal object out of your hands on stormy days Detroit.....

rockreptile
09-26-2008, 02:06 PM
they've been very bad during the time Millen has been in charge.... it was a horrible day when our broncos were dominated by the lions,,,,

was that last year or the year before ?