Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 1/2/13

DETROIT , MI - JANUARY 16: Jim Schwartz head coach of the Detroit Lions talks during a press conference after being introduced on January 16, 2009 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
As the Lions finished off an extremely disappointing season following a year in which the team went to the playoffs, plenty of blame is to go around and rightly so. Everyone from head coach Jim Schwartz to general manager Martin Mayhew deserves some share of the blame and obviously it’s going to be debated as to who exactly gets more of it. In addition to the blame game, a common target aside from the coaching staff and members of the front office is the Ford Family themselves which is totally understandable. Since William Clay Ford, Sr. purchased the controlling interest of the team in November of 1963 the franchise has just one playoff win and only a handful of playoff appearances. Certainly disappointing and frustrating to say the very least. But out of all the blame that is placed on the coaching or front office, fans seem to be blaming the Ford Family for all the wrong reasons. Time and time again you will hear fans saying the Ford Family doesn’t want to win, they don’t c...
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