Ex-Detroit Lions executive says team once kicked Jamarcus Russell out of building

Detroit Lions

With the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected WR Calvin Johnson out of Georgia Tech and the rest is history. As we know, Johnson went on to become one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history and he was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of … Read more

Martha Ford, DeAndre Levy make list of ‘NFL’s 100 Most Important People’

USA Today Sports’ NFL Staff put together a list of whom they believe the ‘NFL’s 100 Most Important People’ are. Two members of the Detroit Lions‘ franchise managed to make the list. Martha Ford, the Chairwoman of the Lions and outside linebacker, DeAndre Levy were the two lone representatives from the Motor City. Ford came … Read more

Detroit Lions? Playoffs? It’s very possible

After getting dump-trucked by the Kansas City Chiefs 45-10 across the pond in London three weeks ago, team owner Martha Ford abruptly fired now former team president Tom Lewand and General Manager Martin Mayhew. Since then, the Detroit Lions have won back-to-back games for the first time since winning in weeks 15 and 16 last season. Based purely on results so far, … Read more

The case for keeping Matthew Stafford

One of the most talked about subjects since the firing of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has been if the Detroit Lions should still stick with Matthew Stafford as their starting QB for the future. After the firings of Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew, the questions surrounding Stafford seemed to be at an all-time high after … Read more

Martha Ford meets with Lions players, makes expectations clear

On Monday, just four days following the firing of general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand, Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford met with the players to discuss her expectations moving forward. The meeting itself lasted for roughly five minutes and during that time Ford was able to introduce the replacements for Mayhew and … Read more

New identity is a must for the Lions moving forward

Across the entire world of sports, each team develops an identity throughout their own sport. Identities are forged by consistency, whether that be for success or failure. Some teams are consistently good, while some are consistently bad. A few are, well… consistently inconsistent. In the NFL, it’s not very hard to figure the identity of … Read more

Report: Lions hire outside firm to assist in hiring of GM and Team President

According to NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt, the Detroit Lions have hired an outside firm to assist them in their search for a new team president and general manager. The Lions have hired a search firm to help the team with hiring a new president and general manager. — Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) November 8, 2015 … 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

Martin Mayhew issues statement regarding firing

On Thursday, the Detroit Lions fired both general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand. Mayhew released the following statement on Thursday night regarding the firing. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this organization, this community and the Ford family. I wish the team the absolute best this season and … Read more

Former Lions team president Tom Lewand issues statement on firing

Thursday was quite a day for the Detroit Lions as they fired both general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand. On Thursday night, Lewand issued the following statement regarding his opportunity with the Lions. “I want to thank Mrs. Ford and her family for the opportunity to serve the Lions organization and its … Read more

Lions owner Martha Ford’s statement on firings

The Detroit Lions are on a bye week after their dreadful 1-7 start…..thank the Lord. Or should we say, Ford? However, that did not stop the ownership from assessing where they stand as a franchise. On Thursday, the organization made some bold and rather surprising moves, announcing that team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew have … Read more

BREAKING: Lions fire Mayhew and Lewand

News out of Detroit this afternoon is the Detroit Lions have fired General Manager Martin Mayhew and President Tom Lewand. THIS JUST IN: Lions fire GM Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand. (via @AdamSchefter) pic.twitter.com/nyyAquRyyT — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 5, 2015 MAJOR changes in Detroit: Lions have fired GM Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand, league sources … Read more

Enough is enough: 5 things the Lions must do to regain our trust

  [tps_header] As I wrote on Sunday following the Detroit Lions latest humiliation against the Kansas City Chiefs, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! It’s time for Lions fans across the state of Michigan to unite and to stand up to the Ford’s. That being said, here are 5 things that absolutely must happen for the Lions to … Read more

Dear Mrs. Ford: Only one thing will make us happy

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.  First of all, let’s get something straight before we get going. I am 37-years-old … Read more