State of the Franchise 2010: Detroit Lions

April 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Detroit Lions fans have experienced their fair share of heartache and disappointment over the past decade.
We have seen countless high draft picks turn into NFL bottom feeders, and watched the front office struggle to find any talent in the later rounds.
They haven't drafted well, won games, or showed any signs of hope anywhere upon the horizon.
Until last year.
The general consensus of the Lions fan base, was that general manager Matt Millen, was to blame for all of Detroit's troubling woes.
In a glimmer of joy, after a season full of turmoil, the Lions fired Millen in 2008. Enter into the Martin Mayhew era.
Since taking over the Lions, Mayhew has been one of the most active general managers in the league.
He made arguably one of the best trades in Lions history, when he robbed Dallas by sending then wide receiver Roy Williams, in exchange for a first, third, and seventh round draft choices.
Mayhew shed the the ridiculous contract of d...

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