Seeing as this blog caters to a lot of Michigan residents and that we might be in need of some positive football news...with Washington defeating Minnesota and Tennessee throttling Green Bay, the Lions are in first place of the NFC North (holding the tiebreaker over Minnesota).
After losing Calvin Johnson to retirement, I certainly did not think that the Lions would find themselves in this position ~half-way through the season. They obviously have some huge flaws and have lost several games that they had no business losing, but for now I will relish in their glory. I'm also aware that this post will likely jinx them for the remainder of the season.
USA Today put together a list of the top coaches in the NFL.
Normally, I don't give much thought to these type of faux ranking lists, but I found it interesting to see where the Lions' Jim Caldwell ranked.
He is not much higher than several first-year head coaches, sitting at 25th.
Curious as to your take on the job Jim has done, and where you feel he should be ranked out of 32 NFL head coaches.
Also, this GIF is magical:
The writer thinks Swann's argument is ridiculous. I agree with the writer.
In a press conference today, Calvin Johnson announced that he is considering retirement, and should have a decision coming by next week.
He's been injured on and off the past couple seasons, but as the Lions best player, it would leave a huge hole.
Also, typical Lions...
The team has hired Rod Wood, the former CEO of Ford Estates, to be the new head of the franchise. This comes two weeks after the Lions fired team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew as a signal of change within the organization after a 1-7 start to the season. The Lions also announced they have established an advisory board to search for a new GM. It consists of owner Martha Ford, her four children and Wood. Martha Ford said the advisory board potentially will use specific members of the NFL's Career Development Advisory Panel to assist in the search.
According to Schefter, Lions have not hired a search firm to help find a new GM.
I was afraid this might happen. Let's hope they tank the rest of the way or there's a chance Caldwell keeps his job and Sheldon White is named permanent GM.