The last time the Detroit Lions hired a head coach and GM at the same time, disaster followed

On Saturday, Detroit Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp announced that she was relieving head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn of their duties, effective immediately. Now, the Lions will be charged with the task of hiring both a new general manager and a new head coach during the same offseason. The last time … Read more

NBC’s 2006 NFL Re-Draft sees Detroit Lions take wideout help from Western Michigan

The Detroit Lions and then-GM Matt Millen decided to go with LB Ernie Sims with their first selection in the 2006 NFL Draft. Sims himself later said that playing in Detroit was like a wasted opportunity, and that he would often stay up late partying during his time in the Motor City. During his four … Read more

Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen shares amazing Charles Rogers story

On Monday morning, some very sad news broke that former Michigan State and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers died at the age of 38. Former Lions GM Matt Millen has shared his thoughts about Rogers and he says he will remember him differently than everybody else. From Detroit Free Press: “How I will remember … Read more

REPORT: Matt Millen says he warned Detroit Lions’ owner William Clay Ford

When talking about the worst general managers in Detroit sports history, former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen is No. 1 on just about everybody’s list. Embed from Getty Images Millen, who recently got a heart transplant, told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap that he never should have taken the job in Detroit. “Knowing what I know now, no,” … Read more

JUST IN: Christmas message from Matt Millen

According to reports, former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen has had a successful heart transplant surgery and is recovering. On Christmas night, Lions’ writer Mike O’Hara passed along a message from Millen that says it all. “God is great. Merry Christmas.” Happy to pass on Christmas night message from Matt millen, recovering from heart … Read more

BREAKING: Former Detroit Lions’ GM Matt Millen has heart transplant surgery

If you have been following along, you already know that former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen was desperately in need of a new heart. Embed from Getty Images Well, according to Peter King, Millen had heart transplant surgery and according to Millen’s wife, Matt is in recovery and the heart is a perfect match. From Football … Read more

Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen in hospital awaiting heart transplant

Former Detroit Lions general manager and longtime NFL linebacker Matt Millen is in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant. According to Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America, Millen has been in a New Jersey hospital for the last 68 days as he awaits a heart transplant. Embed from Getty Images Matt Millen stepped away from … Read more

3 biggest takeaways from Michigan Wolverines’ 35-14 win over Rutgers

NCAA Football: Penn State at Michigan

It was Homecoming in Ann Arbor as Michigan welcomed in Rutgers on Saturday, but they were not very good hosts, topping the Scarlet Knights 35-14. The Wolverines bounced back from the Penn State debacle to improve to 6-2 on the season. Here are the top three takeaways from the Michigan win over the Knights. Embed … Read more

Matt Millen to new 49’ers GM John Lynch: ‘Good Luck’

We do apologize for mentioning Matt Millen’s name once again, as you’ve no doubt worked hard to scrub the unpleasant memories associated with his time working for the Detroit Lions. However, you may have heard the news that the San Francisco 49ers have hired John Lynch as their general manager. Lynch, a former 15-year NFL … Read more

Dear Detroit Lions: We want more than just backing in to the playoffs

Dear Detroit Lions, Sunday night could not have gone worse for either you or us. Once again, as has become the theme over recent decades, you disappointed us (the fan base) by losing to the Green Bay Packers, on national television, and backed your way into the playoffs. Yes, right from the outset let’s get … Read more

Joey Harrington says time in Detroit ‘absolutely crushed’ him

When the Detroit Lions drafted Joey Harrington 3rd overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, many thought the team was finally getting the quarterback who would lead them to the promised land. As we know, that was not meant to be as Harrington struggled mightily and was gone after only four seasons. Harrington, who is now … Read more

Former Lions GM Matt Millen ‘apologizes’ to city of Detroit

Since Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford abruptly fired two high-ranking members in the front office following a bludgeoning in London, the team has won three straight games and it seems a fire has been lit under their rear ends. As the search for a new General Manager continues, former Lions GM Matt Millen spoke on Sunday while part … Read more

History dictates Jim Caldwell will finish season as Lions coach

  [tps_header] Although it’s not without precedence for the Detroit Lions to make head coaching changes mid-season, most coaching changes occur in the off-season. Detroit doesn’t fire many head coaches mid-stream. Jim Caldwell will more than likely remain at the helm until shortly after the season finale–but make no mistake, he’ll be gone before the … Read more

Thursday’s firings a sign of things to come for Lions?

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone.   On Thursday, Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford and her family rolled into … Read more

According to ESPN, nobody drafts worse than Lions

Here we go again. It seems like every time I write something about the Detroit Lions it’s negative and this time will be no different. According to’s researchers, the Lions are the worst drafting team in the entire NFL and it’s not even close.

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