Ron Borges often seems to be spoiling for a fight. If he’s not slugging it out with the Daily News’ Michael Katz, he’s threatening to take The Hooded Casanova’s lunch money. In today’s Boston Globe, Borges lowers the boom (via no shortage of anonymous sources) on a guy who is already a national laughing stock.
No GM in NFL history has lasted as long as Millen while his team has done so little. It is a record, one rival NFL executive said this week, that will never be broken.
“He’s got the worst record in history from a general manager and he’ll have that record forever,” an AFC executive said this week. “No one else will ever get to have double-digit losses for six straight years. I’ve been in the league for over 20 years and I’ve never heard of a team going 23-68 without making a change in management. The only thing he’s accomplished since he got to Detroit is surviving. Don’t ask me how he’s done it.”
“They don’t seem to have any idea what they’re doing in personnel,” another AFC general manager said of the Lions. “If you draft a wide receiver with your first pick back-to-back-to-back, you have no idea how to build a team. You don’t start rebuilding your team with wide receivers. You build on both sides of the ball.”
“The best wide receivers in the league touch the ball maybe six times a game,” said one NFC general manager who has built three teams into playoff contenders. “There are more good wide receivers available than at most other positions. You’ve got to get guys on both sides of the ball. You have to balance your thinking. Taking a wide receiver with a top-10 pick three years in a row isn’t balanced thinking. It isn’t thinking at all.”