We’ve mentioned once or twice (or more often) in the past our amazement with the fact that former Lions G.M. Matt Millen has managed to finagle not one nor two but three jobs in the media after getting pay raises and contract extensions while he was gleefully steering the franchise into icebergs.
It drives Lions fans crazy, to say the least.
And if they don’t like that, any Lions fans watching Thursday night’s Bears-Dolphins game possibly pumped a buck shot into their plasma screens after Millen piled over-the-top praise on Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli near the end of the first half.
“That guy is one of the best coaches I’ve been around,” Millen said.
Yeah. The guy who took the Lions to the only 0-16 record in NFL history, with the team that Millen built. They should re-name the Super Bowl trophy after him.
After Millen finished his shamefully gratuitous endorsement of Marinelli, play-by-play man Bob Papa said dryly, “And you had him as your head coach in Detroit.”
Nothing in Papa’s tone of voice suggested it, but we’ve got a feeling he was thinking precisely what the rest of us were thinking.