(ALLEN PARK, MI) -- With the Detroit Lions hosting the NFL's national broadcast originating from FOX Sports -- including Jim Brown (J.B.), Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw -- in the official opener of Ford Field, look for Lions' rookie Joey Harrington to get the start at quarterback.
With Detroit head coach Marty Mornhinweg and president Matt Millen under intense pressure because of the Lions ugly start, the team needs to generate some excitement and Harrington provides that.
The Lions first round draft pick is a PR department's dream. Harrington predicted the Lions would contend for a playoff spot and even after Detroit's blowout loss at the hands of the lowly Carolina Panthers 31-7, Harrington refused to answer any 'negative' questions instead spinning everything in a positive manner.
The move would likely give Detroit the positive press they're looking for.
PAWS FOR THOUGHT: If Detroit made a move to replace Marty Mornhinweg, would Seattle Seahawks GM and head coach Mike Holmgren be a candidate? Hey, why not? Holmgren knows how to put together a coaching staff. At one time, the Green Bay Packers, under Holmgren, assembled a staff consisting of Andy Reid (Philadelphia Eagles), Steve Mariucci (San Francisco 49'ers) Dick Jauron (Chicago Bears) Jon Gruden (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Mike Sherman (Green Bay Packers), Sherm Lewis (Detroit Lions) and guess who...Marty Mornhinweg.
Holmgren would have to accept working under Matt Millen, a GM with less experience than he does, but anything could happen at season's end and Holmgren could end up with the total control he craves if Millen heads back to the broadcast booth as his former mate Terry Bradshaw has suggested.
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