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Blue streak; Tracing Lions' mistakes that brought them to brink of another witching hour

Oct 06, 2020 - Detroit Free Press

Martha Firestone Ford had the best of intentions in mind when she marched into the Lions' Allen Park practice facility one November morning five years ago and fired Martin Mayhew and Tom Lewand.

But with all due respect to the Lions' then-90-year-old owner, Ford didn't know what she didn't know at the time, and there's a direct line from that hasty decision to where the franchise is today.

At 1-7 at the midpoint of the 2015 season, and coming off an embarrassing overseas loss to the ...