Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
moochman wrote:The FO of the Lions lacks the unity and direction. And they are comfy that way. No way do they want to hire Tuna, who would demand total control over player procurment. I just don't see that happening.
Isnt the unity of the front office exactly what we are seeing right now? Fords, Millen, Lewand - all pretty much on the same page and unified in their decision to fire Mooch and bring in a new HC. They all have the opinion that this team is on the right track in terms of getting good young talent to do something with, and they all believe they need a better coahing staff to bring them to the next level.
Im gonna say that unity and direction are some of the stronger characteristics of the front office. There was a disconnect between the front office and the coaching staff, but that is hopefully being resolved.
All due respect, I couldn't disagree with you more. The Lions FO has always been a mess, several factions more concerned with CYA and their own agendas then working as a unified entity. Look at the drafting of Harrington. First reports were that Millen didn't want him, he wanted Quinten Jammer. Then Lions' coach Mornhenweg didn't want Bloey as he didn't see him fitting the WCO as well as McMahon did. It was Bill Ford Jr. who put pressure on to take him, thinking it would be a big name QB to lead the team into it's brave new world.
The next year they took Charles Rogers becuase he was a local kid that had shown great potential. He also had a history of a positive drug test and a cloudy history at MSU. I doubt that Millen wanted him, given his reluctance to take any players with the clouds of drug rumors surrounding them. See Onterio Smith. So again someone else made the call. It all points out to one thing, the Lions' FO aren't working together. Instead they are at the mercy of the whims of whichever upper crust decision makers.
Parcels would demand total control and the Lions' FO meddlers would never stand for that.