The Dumbing-down of the NFL (Millen to the Competition Committee)

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  1. T-ShirtDynasty

    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

  2. Gopats!!!

    Gopats!!! On the Game Day Roster

    From what I understand, he wants the Lions to start out with a 30 point lead to make games more competitive. :D
  3. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #11 Jersey

    What happens when he's fired around Thanksgiving?
  4. Welker83

    Welker83 On the Game Day Roster


    Next up..Bronco Billy for Commisioner....
  5. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    Matt Millen is the Isaiah Thomas (GM Edition) of Football Executives.
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  6. dhamz

    dhamz In the Starting Line-Up

    In all honesty, putting a former LB on the competition committee is something I am all for.
  7. Clonamery

    Clonamery Supporter Supporter

    Just because you can execute on the field doesn't mean you can execute from behind a desk.
  8. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    As much of an idiot as Millen is and in no way shape or form should he be running a multi-million dollar sports franchise, his "common sense" meathead approach to the game might actually be great on the competition committee.

    It would be like what Bill Simmons always talks about, how every team should have a Joe Blow fan who acts as the Chairman of Common Sense and is consulted on all decisions.

    I think Millen might work well in this capacity on the Comp. Committee.
  9. T-ShirtDynasty

    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

    Y'know.... you might actually be right (although, I'd replace "common sense" with "simplistic"). :) I Didn't even think of that. If Millen was on the CC instead of Polian at the time, would we have the 'Ty Law rule emphasis'? I dunno. But, if Millen is a 'just let them play' type of guy, then yeah, I'd be all for that.

    Plus, another added bonus I didn't think of... having to have the rest of the committee take the time to explain the new rule proposals and such to Mr. Millen, may actually slow down the influx of new rules. ;)

    (I still can't believe he hasn't been fired yet, though)
  10. dhamz

    dhamz In the Starting Line-Up

    What i meant is I'm fairly certain Matt Millen will not be advocating 100% pro offense changes you always get from the Polian, Holmgren, Martz crew.
  11. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    Yeah, common sense is probably a stretch. ;)
  12. Clonamery

    Clonamery Supporter Supporter

    That seems to be the general assessment of him and what (may) occur as a former player and 'muck it up' type LB but there is more recent evidence of his cerebral performance as an executive that belies the ability to understand the possible far-reaching effects of rule changes (which can be standings or style-of-play motivated).

    Perhaps he will go along with the (Polian, Holmgren, Martz) crowd in an effort to give appearance to an enlightened approach to the game......or perhaps he WILL need that constant explanation for every little thing (like I do).
  13. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Didn't Millen hire Martz?
  14. edzo44

    edzo44 Supporter Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    I think the boys at Bang Cartoons are gonna have a field day with this one!!

  15. Brady-To-Branch

    Brady-To-Branch Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Millen can't be worse than the Polian gang. If anything, it might be a good thing.
  16. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    Let's all remember, this is the guy who hired Marty Morningweg as HC (and held onto him in that capacity for 3 years). Near the end, there were fan riots in the stands, but it was Detroit so no one could really tell.
  17. AllabouttheVinces

    AllabouttheVinces Practice Squad Player

    Score one for the defense. Millen will counter all the pro-offense changes that the committee has pushed through the last few years. Say what you want about him as an exec, but as a player he was a mean SOB. He'll bring some balance to the committee.

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