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Matt Millen warns that Lynch faces 'steep learning curve'

Matt Millen knows a thing or two about the challenges of morphing from former NFL player to front office manager. With that in mind, his take on the San Francisco 49ers hiring future Hall of Fame safety John Lynch to become their general manager is worth sharing.“When I heard the news, good luck,” Millen said, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “He’s a bright guy...
Via Sportsnaut
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Millen to new 49ers GM John Lynch: “good luck”

When the news broke on Sunday night that the San Francisco 49ers were hiring Fox analyst and former NFL safety John Lynch as their new GM, the general reaction on Twitter was “what the hell?”. The second reaction was something along the lines of “didn’t they learn from the Lions hiring Matt Millen?”. Millen himself weighed in on his former Fox colleague’s new job. ...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Millen apologizes to Lions fans for his GM tenure

It was one of the most perplexing moves in the early 21st century, the hiring of Matt Millen as Detroit Lions president and CEO straight from out of TV/Radio, where he was an analyst for the NFL on Fox and Westwood One Radio. Millen was in charge of the Lions between 2001 and 2008 and steered the team to one of the worst performances in NFL history. At 31-84, it led to extreme distaste...
Via Awful Announcing
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions president Rod Wood says team doesn’t need to rebuild

If you hearken to the words of new Detroit Lions president Rod Wood, then you’re feeling extremely positive about the team’s future. Despite Detroit’s 2-7 start, and despite the fact the franchise is in the midst of its third losing season in the last four, Wood is convinced the team he inherited isn’t far from contending. In fact, he believes the general manager he hires...
Via Sportsnaut
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions president has money quote about crumbling franchise

New Detroit Lions president said something in his introductory speech that sums up the state of the franchise perfectly. Detroit Free Press beat writer Dave Birkett posted the quote on Twitter: New Lions president Rod Wood: "I would probably say that Im not qualified to run any other NFL team but I think I'm qualified to run this 1" — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 20...
Via Sportsnaut
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

By Larry Brown JaMarcus Russell has gone down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history, and stories like this really help explain why. Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen joined “The Afternoon Delight with John Lund & Greg Papa” on 95.7 The Game Friday to talk about some of the current draft prospects. During the conversation, Millen, who was terrible as a GM, was asked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Millen haunts Lions; Staffords lofty goals and Mayhew visits with Lewan

Detroit Lions Did any Lions make the all time, all crime team?(READ) Lions relive one of Matt Millen’s mistake with free agent quarterback(READ) Lions wasting time with visit from Taylor Lewan(READ) Stafford and the Lions have lofty goals(READ) You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind: Millen haunts Lions; Staffords lofty goals and Mayhew visits with LewanDid any Detroit Lions...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions re-haunted by one of Matt Millen’s mistakes at quarterback

Every time I think we could maybe go a week without rehashing the nightmare days of Matt Millen’s tenure in Detroit, something brings those painful memories back. The most recent addition to the Detroit Lions roster left me speechless, hurt and in denial; had Millen possessed the soul of general manager Martin Mayhew and brought one of his classic mistakes back while laughing maniacally...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Millen still talks to Lions GM Martin Mayhew “often”

Matt Millen is Lions’ general manager Martin Mayhew’s former boss and according to Millen, who spoke with Matt Dery on Detroit Sports 105.1 Tuesday, said the two still speak “often.” Take a breath, Lions fans. Millen was on with Dery to talk about the passing of Lions owner, William Ford, Sr.  Prior to the interview, Millen had agreed to discuss the Lions.  Following the...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Millen Unaware That Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty = First Down

ESPN announcer Matt Millen played professional football for 12 years, then served as the President and CEO of the Detroit Lions organization for another eight. Perhaps we’re starting to see why the franchise suffered for nearly a decade under his reign. Millen had to be informed that an unsportsmanlike penalty on the defense always equates to a first down for the offense. Yikes...
Via College Spun
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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