Gridiron Girl


“Psssst, their running backs are never that good” by BDazzle

Like that country dreamer that finally makes it to the city; Brett was so eager to tell the secrets his old town held so dear… but after the Big Apple gets the best out of him, where’s this country boy going to lay his hat?

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Favre-commits-football-treason-tells-Lions-abou?urn=nfl,116014

Report: Favre commits football treason, shares Packers’ plans
By Chris Chase

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Brett Favre called the Detroit Lions earlier this year to give them a scouting report on his old team, the Green Bay Packers. Writes Glazer:

“Several sources have told FOX Sports that Favre earlier this year phoned the Detroit Lions prior to their battle versus Favre’s old team, the Green Bay Packers, and gave them a rundown of the nuances of what Green Bay does on offense. According to the sources, Favre actually spent over an hour on the phone with Lions coaches, who were connected with Favre by then-team president Matt Millen.”

Favre has allegedly done this with a number of teams, but his chat with the Lions was more in-depth than any other, reports Glazer. Despite the Favrian tips, Detroit still lost that week 2 matchup, 48-25. 

The hour long call to Detroit higher-ups came during the week Favre and the Jets were preparing for the Brady-less Patriots. Up until that point, Favre had played just one regular season game in New York. One can’t help but think that the quarterback’s time might have been better spent learning his new team’s playbook instead of discussing his old team’s playbook.

Such insider trading isn’t against league rules; teams often sign players recently cut by an upcoming opponent in order to get some insight into formations and schemes. But for Favre to call up the Lions, apparently unsolicited, to divulge information comes across as petty. Although, petty as it may have been, I’m sure Brett Favre sold out his former club like a little kid having a lot of fun out there.

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Matty Millen gets Mauled by BDazzle
September 24, 2008, 4:50 am
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Maybe next time Matty will remember: You can play around with kittens, but they’ll still grow-up to be maneaters, mmmmrow!

http://www.ffmastermind.com/quickbits.php

Matt Millen Out as Lions President & GM

Wed Sep 24, 2008 — Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reports the Detroit Lions have removed team president and GM Matt Millen from his post. Millen was informed of the move last night during a late-night high-level meeting. This morning several people within the building confirmed that he had large packing boxes in his office and he made his way around to different employees telling them of the move. It is unclear if Millen was fired or removed himself from the equation but the news comes just days after Bill Ford, Jr. publicly stated he would have fired Millen if it was his decision but he lacked the authority to do so. The Lions have started off horribly and the groundswell for Millen’s demise has once again been strong. Unfortunately, that’s nothing new as there have been events like the Millen Man March, an in-game walkout protest and calls for Millen’s firing for years. The Lions have won only one playoff game and are an NFL-worst 31-84 since Millen took over in 2001. They have also been a model of futility on the road and Millen has gone through three head coaches, none of whom have been able to turn the Lions into a winner.