Ouch: The Truth Hurts
So, the Detroit Lions are 0-15, the first team to ever do that, and are teed up nicely to finish the job next week and go 0-16.
Which is bad.
Peter King of SI.com asks a pretty reasonable question:
Since Election Day 2007, Detroit is 1-22. How do you not fire everyone and start over?
Atop that list, of course, would be coach Rod Marinelli, who really has done an awful job. Granted, his ex-GM Matt Millen gave him some bad tools to work with, but clearly a good coach and GM can create turn-arounds in the NFL - see Atlanta, Miami, Tennessee and Baltimore for current examples. So, Marinelli sucks.
What I didn't know is that his defensive coordinator Joe Barry is also his son-in-law.
Which makes the following question in yesterday's post-game presser pretty damn funny:
Detroit News Rob Parker: "On a light note, do you wish your daughter would have married a better defensive coordinator?"
Marinelli is furious, refuses to accept an apology and it seems Parker could potentially get fired for this. But all that obfuscates one salient point - that's pretty damn funny.