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Reports from WDFN sports radio in Detroit is reporting that Mooch has been fired.

**** Jauron may take over as interim head coach.

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Thanks Chaos Commish

 
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Mooch is a fine example that you should consider who the coach is before drafting a player. I ignored that when drafting Kevin Jones in a startup dynasty league this year, and it cost me. It's obvious he has a woody for the RBBC philosophy (see Hearst / Barlow previously), and Shawn Bryson in general.

 
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They fired the wrong guy.
who should they have fired? Ultimately winning and losing especially with the talent the team has - is coaching IMHO. Mooch is the head coach! I think the Packers should fire Sherman - instead of always getting rid of the coordinators. Same sort of situation, only Detroit has drafted better talent than the Packers.
 
Mooch is a fine example that you should consider who the coach is before drafting a player. I ignored that when drafting Kevin Jones in a startup dynasty league this year, and it cost me. It's obvious he has a woody for the RBBC philosophy (see Pittman / Barlow previously), and Shawn Bryson in general.
This is the 2nd time I saw someone say Pittman/Barlow. Once in a previous thread. Was that you? It was Hearst/Barlow.
 
This is a start in my opinion. There need to be some serious changes in this offense. He clearly had to go due to the lack of effort in recent weeks. He lost the team and lost his job as a result.

 
Mooch is a fine example that you should consider who the coach is before drafting a player.  I ignored that when drafting Kevin Jones in a startup dynasty league this year, and it cost me.  It's obvious he has a woody for the RBBC philosophy (see Pittman / Barlow previously), and Shawn Bryson in general.
This is the 2nd time I saw someone say Pittman/Barlow. Once in a previous thread. Was that you? It was Hearst/Barlow.
Sorry, it was Hearst / Barlow. My bad. Fixed. I guess when you get something on the brain, it's hard to erase.
 
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Of course...right before the Viking game. Tice owned Mariucci!! Watch them fire up and win one for the interim guy!! :rant:

 
They fired the wrong guy.
who should they have fired? Ultimately winning and losing especially with the talent the team has - is coaching IMHO. Mooch is the head coach! I think the Packers should fire Sherman - instead of always getting rid of the coordinators. Same sort of situation, only Detroit has drafted better talent than the Packers.
They should fire the guy that brings in the talent, of which this team has very little.Expecting the head coach to polish a turd is unfair, IMO.

 
They both should go, but I agree, Millen should be fired, and he should've been fired a couple of years ago.I agree with this 100%. Matt Millen is a joke as far as what he has brought to the table. I was not impressed with his hiring in the first place. A loud mouth sports analyst does not make a good or even a decent GM...

 
Assuming the Jauron takes over, when is Ted Tollner getting fired? Nothing will change until the play calling/offensive philosophy changes.

 
They fired the wrong guy.
who should they have fired? Ultimately winning and losing especially with the talent the team has - is coaching IMHO. Mooch is the head coach! I think the Packers should fire Sherman - instead of always getting rid of the coordinators. Same sort of situation, only Detroit has drafted better talent than the Packers.
They should fire the guy that brings in the talent, of which this team has very little.Expecting the head coach to polish a turd is unfair, IMO.
...but mismanagement of that talent is inexcusable. Kevin Jones, and even Roy Williams could be used better, and shouldn't have that WCO forced down their throats.
 
I guarantee you that there's at least a half dozen (if not more) guys on this board that would be a better GM for the Lions than Millen has been.Now that would be a great reality show. Sort of like The Apprentice. The winner gets to be an assistant GM and actually give input into personnel decisions.

 
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They fired the wrong guy.
who should they have fired? Ultimately winning and losing especially with the talent the team has - is coaching IMHO. Mooch is the head coach! I think the Packers should fire Sherman - instead of always getting rid of the coordinators. Same sort of situation, only Detroit has drafted better talent than the Packers.
They should fire the guy that brings in the talent, of which this team has very little.Expecting the head coach to polish a turd is unfair, IMO.
it wasn't a turd before the season started
 
They should fire the guy that brings in the talent, of which this team has very little.

Expecting the head coach to polish a turd is unfair, IMO.
...but mismanagement of that talent is inexcusable. Kevin Jones, and even Roy Williams could be used better, and shouldn't have that WCO forced down their throats.
I would agree that Mooch is not a very good coach.
 
So who's at QB from here on out, Joey or Garcia? The assumption is that Garcia is Mooooch's "boy" (toy?) and his playing time will suffer by association, but is it that cut & dried...?

 
For the love of God, PLEASE fire Millen! JEEBUS! :wall: I'm a bit sad on this one. I really liked Mooch. Sure, some of the blame should fall on him, but he can't help injuries, and players that on paper looked good, but are way underperforming.

 
They fired the wrong guy.
who should they have fired? Ultimately winning and losing especially with the talent the team has - is coaching IMHO. Mooch is the head coach! I think the Packers should fire Sherman - instead of always getting rid of the coordinators. Same sort of situation, only Detroit has drafted better talent than the Packers.
They should fire the guy that brings in the talent, of which this team has very little.Expecting the head coach to polish a turd is unfair, IMO.
it wasn't a turd before the season started
Sure it was. Lions fans just had their poop colored glasses on and couldn't recognize it.
 
Excuse my ignorance of not knowing - but where is Jauron coming from? Isn't he the Def. Coord at CIN or was it PIT? What, if any effect will it have on the team he's leaving?

 
Excuse my ignorance of not knowing - but where is Jauron coming from? Isn't he the Def. Coord at CIN or was it PIT? What, if any effect will it have on the team he's leaving?
he's det. def. coord. used to coach the bears.
 
Excuse my ignorance of not knowing - but where is Jauron coming from? Isn't he the Def. Coord at CIN or was it PIT? What, if any effect will it have on the team he's leaving?
He's the Def Coord in Detroit right now. He'll probably be named interim coach and be on Millen's short list being a former player and defensive minded coach. Maybe Billick will be available to put his "Genious" stamp on the offense.
 
All this talk that the Lions have no talent is nonsense. They have a future stud RB, one of the top skilled WRs in the NFL, a # of other solid to above average WRs, a great 3rd down back, a great blocking fullback, some solid O-linemen. They have some solid to good secondary players (Bly, Kennedy, etc). They have good, quick LBs, they have a GREAT D-line. Harrington may or may not suck but the offense hasnt done much with Garcia either. IMO the schemes and coaching for all the units have pretty much failed the team this year. I think Millen has built a solid squad that with a good coach could have competed for a playoff spot this year. Your telling me they don't have more talent than Minnesota? And Minnesota is competing for a playoff spot even WITH that idiot Tice. Therefore, Mariucci is probably a worse coach than Tice.

 
Offensive Line coach and Tight Ends coach also fired according to John Clayton. The latter is interesting since Pollard is the leading receiver right now. :lmao: Ditka and Eric Allen on ESPN are making some excellent points about Matt Millen's role in putting a team together to compete in conference. Emphasis has not been placed on running the ball and stopping the run. The fault for the team's failure to address those facets of the game falls squarely on the GM. :thumbdown:

 
Ditka and Eric Allen on ESPN are making some excellent points about Matt Millen's role in putting a team together to compete in conference. Emphasis has not been placed on running the ball and stopping the run. The fault for the team's failure to address those facets of the game falls squarely on the GM. :thumbdown:
WHAT!?!?!? The GM doesn't call the ####ing play.GDB the armchair GMs on this board :no:

 
For those of you not from the Detroit area, Millen isn't going away.Ford Sr LOVE Millen. It was just reported that Millen may actually GAIN power from this. Mooch was a horrible coach. A HORRIBLE coach. And this team does have talent. Plenty of the players Millen drafted were sought after by more than a few teams. Since he hired Marty and signed Hakim and Schroeder to be starting WR's, I think he has done a good job. Those signings were horrible.

 
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It goes even further than Mooch or Millen. It is the owner. The Fords need to give it up. I gave up on this team along time ago due to the ownership of the team. The don't know how to hire a GM.

 
Offensive Line coach and Tight Ends coach also fired according to John Clayton. The latter is interesting since Pollard is the leading receiver right now. :lmao:

Ditka and Eric Allen on ESPN are making some excellent points about Matt Millen's role in putting a team together to compete in conference. Emphasis has not been placed on running the ball and stopping the run. The fault for the team's failure to address those facets of the game falls squarely on the GM. :thumbdown:
Ditka and Allen? Where's Irvin? :rolleyes: Sorry, couldn't resist....

I agree. Millen should've been gone years ago. They should be drafting O-Line and running the ball more. Don't put so much pressure on Joey to win the game. Let the running game and solid D win the games. But since the line blows, they can't run. Can't run, can't control the clock. Can't control the clock, can't keep the D off the field. Can't keep the D off the field and the D gets tired and banged up. D gets tired and banged up and the Lions have another losing season.

It's a shame. I truly believe they are a couple of non-skill position players away from really contending....

 
The GM is responsible for placing the talent on the field. Talent that many football fans loved before the season started. The talent currently on the Lions is more than enough to be a mediocre team that competes, but this team is pathetic. Millen may be to blame for the Lions not having playoff-caliber talent, but the the embarrassment on Thanksgiving Day is the coach, not the GM.

 
Here's to hoping Jauron not only gets interim, but also the perm title. Ron Rivera to take the defensive coordinator next year? I'm down with that. Mike Singletary as def coord next year? Sure.I think that millen should have gone first, but the Fords Fjorded that one by extending the mustache for 5 years. Oh well, I guess this is the next best thing.

 
Here's to hoping Jauron not only gets interim, but also the perm title.

Ron Rivera to take the defensive coordinator next year? I'm down with that. Mike Singletary as def coord next year? Sure.

I think that millen should have gone first, but the Fords Fjorded that one by extending the mustache for 5 years. Oh well, I guess this is the next best thing.
Just out of curiosity, why would you want Jauron as your permanent head coach?
 
Ditka and Eric Allen on ESPN are making some excellent points about Matt Millen's role in putting a team together to compete in conference.  Emphasis has not been placed on running the ball and stopping the run.  The fault for the team's failure to address those facets of the game falls squarely on the GM.  :thumbdown:
WHAT!?!?!? The GM doesn't call the ####ing play.GDB the armchair GMs on this board :no:
Can't win a war with rubber bullets. No matter who is pulling the trigger.Millen has failed. PERIOD. No one can say otherwise, and Mooch, like him or not, is the scape goat.

Would love to see Millen get axed by years end.

 
Since it's nearly 100% fact that Millen stays, who becomes the next coach?This team is primed to at least compete, so a head coach with experience and an iron fist would be ideal........like a Parcells.Note: I am NOT saying they have a shot at Parcells, just the need for someone like him.

 
Here's to hoping Jauron not only gets interim, but also the perm title. 

Ron Rivera to take the defensive coordinator next year?  I'm down with that.  Mike Singletary as def coord next year?  Sure.

I think that millen should have gone first, but the Fords Fjorded that one by extending the mustache for 5 years.  Oh well, I guess this is the next best thing.
Just out of curiosity, why would you want Jauron as your permanent head coach?
Because I'm a ####### lions fan and don't know any better. :cry: I think that Jauron has shown improvement in his area and he is about the only lion coach that can say that. That goes back several years too.

He has head coaching experience, is defensive minded, and he is already there.

Aside from that, I think that the defense has responded to him, and hopefully, the rest of the team could too. Its no secret around Detroit that the players have not respected the head coach for quite a while. This goes back to the end of the Ross days. Although Jauron isn't a coughlin type coach, he is more no-nonsense than Mooch or Marty Mumblemouth were.

Just my two cents. If I knew more than that, I'd probably be paid to write for fantasy football site or something....

 
Since it's nearly 100% fact that Millen stays, who becomes the next coach?

This team is primed to at least compete, so a head coach with experience and an iron fist would be ideal........like a Parcells.

Note: I am NOT saying they have a shot at Parcells, just the need for someone like him.
Anyone but a friggin' WCO coach.
 
Ditka and Eric Allen on ESPN are making some excellent points about Matt Millen's role in putting a team together to compete in conference.  Emphasis has not been placed on running the ball and stopping the run.  The fault for the team's failure to address those facets of the game falls squarely on the GM.   :thumbdown:
WHAT!?!?!? The GM doesn't call the ####ing play.GDB the armchair GMs on this board :no:
Can't win a war with rubber bullets. No matter who is pulling the trigger.Millen has failed. PERIOD. No one can say otherwise, and Mooch, like him or not, is the scape goat.

Would love to see Millen get axed by years end.
Not going to happenn.Side note: KJ, Roy Williams, Bly, Lehman, Rogers, Pollard....all good picks or FA under Millen. THough I don't think he's perfect, I think he is doing ok and steadily improving.

 
Ditka and Eric Allen on ESPN are making some excellent points about Matt Millen's role in putting a team together to compete in conference.  Emphasis has not been placed on running the ball and stopping the run.  The fault for the team's failure to address those facets of the game falls squarely on the GM.   :thumbdown:
WHAT!?!?!? The GM doesn't call the ####ing play.GDB the armchair GMs on this board :no:
Can't win a war with rubber bullets. No matter who is pulling the trigger.Millen has failed. PERIOD. No one can say otherwise, and Mooch, like him or not, is the scape goat.

Would love to see Millen get axed by years end.
funny how steel turned to rubber in just 11 games
 
Since it's nearly 100% fact that Millen stays, who becomes the next coach?

This team is primed to at least compete, so a head coach with experience and an iron fist would be ideal........like a Parcells.

Note: I am NOT saying they have a shot at Parcells, just the need for someone like him.
Anyone but a friggin' WCO coach.
John L. Smith is latest rumor ....
 
Ditka and Eric Allen on ESPN are making some excellent points about Matt Millen's role in putting a team together to compete in conference.  Emphasis has not been placed on running the ball and stopping the run.  The fault for the team's failure to address those facets of the game falls squarely on the GM.   :thumbdown:
WHAT!?!?!? The GM doesn't call the ####ing play.GDB the armchair GMs on this board :no:
Can't win a war with rubber bullets. No matter who is pulling the trigger.Millen has failed. PERIOD. No one can say otherwise, and Mooch, like him or not, is the scape goat.

Would love to see Millen get axed by years end.
Not going to happenn.Side note: KJ, Roy Williams, Bly, Lehman, Rogers, Pollard....all good picks or FA under Millen. THough I don't think he's perfect, I think he is doing ok and steadily improving.
Rogers a good pick? LOL :lmao: I would also like to add to that, that Mike Williams was a bad pick. He's a big slow WR, and the Lions obviously could have used an offensive lineman instead.
 
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Mooch is from my hometown so I'm sad to see him go. They will be paying him a lot of money to sit on his couch and watch football.

 

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