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Could the Lions Actually Keep Marinelli in ’09?


From: Detroit Free Press

The Lions will not clean house completely after the season, despite making history with their futility. Owner William Clay Ford said in a released statement Sunday that “he expects both Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew to return to the organization next season.”

Lewand is the Lions’ chief operating officer. Mayhew was promoted to general manager after Ford fired Matt Millen three games into this season. Before the Lions suffered a 42-7 loss to New Orleans and became the first NFL team to reach 0-15, Ford told Booth Newspapers that Lewand and Mayhew would help him hire another executive, with their roles yet to be defined. He also said he had not made up his mind whether to fire coach Rod Marinelli.


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One Response to “Could the Lions Actually Keep Marinelli in ’09?”

  1. Clean House NOW! says:

    Marinelli shouldn’t be retained and he shouldn’t be fired. He should be asked to commit seppuku! Ford too!

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