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Millen Fired  

It has been reported that Detroit Lions President and General Manager Matt Millen has been let go by the team. While Matt has done some good things behind the scenes in the organization, the bottom line is wins and losses and it has been abysmal. I don't trust the "Fords" to make the new GM hire. Bring in some proven football minds, clear house because the problem is not just with Millen, a house cleaning is in order and needs to happen like now. I will not go into all of the drafr bust this team has had in the last eight years, other sites will revel in this, I will not.

Following is the ESPN report on the termination.

Courtesy ESPN


Offical Statement from the Detroit Lions

Allen Park, Mich.—Detroit Lions Owner and Chairman William Clay Ford announced today that Matt Millen has been relieved of his duties as President and CEO effective immediately.

Executive Vice President and COO Tom Lewand will now report directly to Mr. Ford on all business, organizational and NFL matters.

Martin Mayhew will assume the role of General Manager and report directly to Mr. Ford on all football matters. Additionally, Cedric Saunders has been named the Vice President of Football Operations.

“I have relieved Matt Millen of his duties effective immediately,” said Lions Owner and Chairman William Clay Ford. “I believe that this decision is in the best interest of this organization. I appreciate Matt’s efforts. Matt worked tirelessly during his tenure to win, and he would be the first one to tell you that you have to win in this league. It just didn’t work out.

“The support of our fans continues to be incredible and they deserve a winner. Every decision we make must focus on that goal, and I believe this decision today will allow this team to move forward in a positive manner.

“I am very disappointed with where we are as a team after our start this season. Our sole focus now is preparing for our next game against Chicago. The entire organization must work together and do whatever we can to make this a successful season. Despite our record, it is still early and there is time to turn this season around.

“These decisions are for the duration of the 2008 season. Once the season is over, we will undergo a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of our entire football operation and put together a plan that we believe will transform this team into a winner.”

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