Detroit Lions fans weigh in on Matthew Stafford’s big win
Matthew Stafford played at Ford Field for 12 seasons and never hosted a playoff game or won one outside the city. But 365 days after he’s traded, he accomplished both, plus he won a Super Bowl. Stafford is the talk of the town Monday, Feb. 14.
Detroit Lions request interviews with 4 potential head coaching candidates
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)DETROIT – It’s the first day of the offseason for the Detroit Lions, and they’ve reportedly requested interviews with four potential head coaching candidates. Dan Campbell -- assistant head coach and tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints. He was named the defensive coordinator for the 49ers in February 2017 and was instrumental in the 2019 Super Bowl run. He is 41 years old and considered one of the top head coaching candidates on the market. Since joining the Titans in 2011, Smith has been a defensive intern, administrative assistant, defensive quality control coach, offensive quality control coach, offensive line assistant, tight ends assistant, tight ends coach and offensive coordinator.
Detroit Lions dragging their feet (again) while other NFL teams fire coaches, GMs
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions are once again mired in irrelevance and dragging their feet as other teams around the National Football League take action and demand better from their head coaches and executives. Matt Patricia during a Detroit Lions fourth quarter collapse against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13, 2020. Jim Schwartz took the Detroit Lions from 0-16 to the postseason by his third year. In the opening game, the Lions led the Chicago Bears 23-6 with under 14 minutes to go. Bob Quinn General Manager of the Detroit Lions introduces Matt Patricia as the Lions new head coach at the Detroit Lions Practice Facility on February 7, 2018 in Allen Park, Michigan.
Detroit Lions leadership changes, but stays in Ford family
DETROIT Leadership of the Detroit Lions is changing, but staying within the Ford family, as Sheila Ford Hamp takes over for her mother, Martha Ford. She said even though leadership is staying within the Ford family, there will be a new voice at the top. Mrs. Ford brought a hands-on style to Lions as owner: https://t.co/eF9sRlpcJs pic.twitter.com/86lilobMcH Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 23, 2020The Lions selected Jeff Okudah, a cornerback from Ohio State, with the No. Mr. Fords ownership grew into a deeply-rooted family tradition that now includes multiple generations of the Ford Family. She also serves on the NFLs Super Bowl and Major Events Committee and the board for Detroit Lions Charities.
Martha Ford steps down as principal owner of Detroit Lions; daughter to take over
DETROIT Martha Ford is stepping down as the principal owner of the Detroit Lions, handing the reins to her daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp. Ford took over as the principal owner in 2014. Her daughter will now take over as principal owner and chairman. Hamp has been active in team leadership and National Football League activities for several years in preparation for officially assuming team leadership, the Lions said in a statement.