Here is my favorite quote. I think it is symbolic for the rot of blame-shilfting and scapegoating the runs rampant throughout this organization.
On why things might be different now:
"Well, this is going to sound a little egotistical, and maybe it is, but because this was solely my decision."
Ford said it was solely his decision to hire Martin Mayhew as general manager, Tom Lewand as team president and Jim Schwartz as coach.
"Rather than being influenced by a lot of other thoughts and people who -- I respected their opinions -- but they were not exactly the same as mine, which is fine. But they influenced the decisions that were finally made. If Jim Schwartz doesn't work out, you can blame me 100 percent. I just have confidence in him."
Ahh, so it wasn't his fault! Now we're getting somewhere. To further clarify why Lord Ford is the head of the Rot at Allen Park consider these quotes:
On rumors that he orders coaches to play certain players:
"I do not, contrary to public opinion, interfere with the football side of it.
Earlier, however, when discussing hiring of The Schwartz he alluded to doing just that:
Ford was hesitant to say he would have overruled Mayhew and Lewand if they had wanted another coach, but Ford appeared adamant about who would get the job.
"We would've had a long discussion," said Ford, adding he was determined to make his own calls this time around.
So how on Earth are we to have any hope when your owner is clearly a two-faced, scapegoating owner who at best appears ignorant to his role in the lack of accountability in this organization.