Lewand, Mayhew, and the Schwartz? Why not fire them all at the end of the season?
No, I'm not just being bitter. I cannot come up with any rationale for keeping any of them. As I type this I am watching some nobody coach name Raheem Morris or something having a demonstrative, heating arguement with Zebras who called weak PI penalty that led to half ending TD. It strikes me that he has a point and that his team can see he has their back and cares enough to complain directly to Zebras without regard to fines of futility. His team is a surprise team that plays with heart every week. Schwartz never backs his Lions, saying that games were lost on lots of plays rather than Megatrons Processed Crap play. And it shows, his team lacks focus and discipline, and instead of coming together they are falling apart. He failed to fight for them, and they fail to fight for him.
I also think Schwartz lacks conviction. Early this season there was a lot of grief coming from fan base about Megatron not getting the ball. Lo and behold the next week he was force-fed the ball. A coach cannot have rabbit ears, he must be sure of his chosen path. He waivers and his team will follow suit.
As for Mayhew, draft day reveals a flaw in his thinking. You don't pick a TE in round one unless your team is set. You don't pick an injury prone burner RB and not chance a bruising RB in the last round (LaGarrett Blount) Its a last round pick, attitude-cut him, can't play-cut him. You've nothing to lose and much to gain. A pass = fail here for Mayhew. His biggest mistake reveals his lack of experience and could show he is a puppet. You do not, under any circumstance, hire a rookie as a head coach. If his mentor Millen should have taught Mayhew anything, its that you have no chance with rookie head coaches on this team. Marty and NimRod are living proof. I fear that the hiring of Schwartz and not drafting bad rep Blount may reveal we have a total company man as a GM. And there is nothing good that can be said of being a company man when William Clay Ford is the head of the company.
Lewand should be gone because he is the epitome of a Ford man--he knows little about the game, but can crunch numbers and obey orders.
This team needs an enema.
If anyone can think of a reason why all these guys shouldn't be unemployed at season's end, I'd love to hear it.
My gosh, you do realize we are on the cusp of finishing 2-14 again? Sickening. Absolute garbage. The Lions are still a joke, only the names have changed.
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was
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