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MATT MILLEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Lions GM on Megatron: 'If you're thinking about it, you're out'

Former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen drafted wide receiver Calvin Johnson with the second-overall pick in 2007. Nine years later, he thinks one of the few successful draft picks from his tenure as GM is likely to leave the game.Millen said players have to be fully committed to make it in the NFL.Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:Johnson, 30, said he's "evaluating...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  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

Matt Millen apologizes to Lions fans for run as team president and GM

An apology won't take back the only 0-16 season in the history of the NFL, but that's what Detroit Lions fans got from former team president and general manager Matt Millen over the weekend. Millen's apology was on live television, during the FOX broadcast of Sunday's Buccaneers-Colts game."It was a little bit of a tactical error on my part. We had this fleeting dream that I thought...
Via Fox Sports
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. 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, 2015   Wait, what? How to take this is the question. Does he mean...
Via Sportsnaut
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

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,...Read More
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

Boomer Esiason: Matt Millen and I once got high during ‘MNF’ broadcast

A seemingly innocuous conversation about Kellen Winslow's recent arrest for synthetic marijuana has spawned a story for the ages, courtesy of Boomer Esiason. After taking calls about Winslow on WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" show Friday morning, the CBS Sports analyst revealed he and Matt Millen once inadvertently got high during a "Monday Night Football" radio broadcast. The year...
Via Helmet2Helmet
January 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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