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A few hours after Matt Millen was fired, finally, from his job of running the Detroit Lions into the ground, his wife decided to take a shot at the franchise that showed her husband more as much loyalty as any employer has ever shown any employee in human history.
"We're fine," Millen's wife, Patty, told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. "In the world's view, this may look like failure. It's been a hard road, footballwise, but we've gotten a lot of eternal blessings. We'll move forward. I told him, 'You're out of football prison now' and we have a greater purpose."
Hey, Patty: If Detroit is "football prison," that's because your husband made it so. Before your husband arrived, the Lions were coming off a 9-7 season and had been to the playoffs six of the nine years before that. Since your husband's arrival, the Lions have never even been close to making the playoffs.
But Patty and I agree on one thing: Millen's tenure in Detroit looks like a failure. Because it was.