Lions owner Martha Ford is asking fans to bear with her as she begins yet another rebuilding process for the franchise.
In a letter to season ticket holders, Ford noted that the fans have stuck by the Lions even as they’ve gone 58 years without a championship and had the worst record in the NFL in the 21st Century.
“The organizational changes I made last week reflect not only our disappointment with this season, but also underscore our commitment to each of you,” Ford wrote. “You deserve much better. Your support, loyalty and passion for the Lions over the years has been nothing short of remarkable. You have done your part. Now we must do our part. You deserve a Lions football team that is a consistent winner and one that competes for championships.”
The 90-year-old Ford has shown that she has less patience than her late husband, William Clay Ford, who in his decades owning the Lions was always very hesitant to make changes within the front office. Now the question is whether Martha Ford can find something her husband never did: A G.M. who can build a Super Bowl team.