Matt Millen has four Super Bowl rings from a 12-year playing career that included stops in Oakland San Francisco and Washington. But no one remembers that because of what he perpetrated against the Lionsfor eight years as the team's president. He was known for many things during his tenure in Detroit and none of them good. Some lowlights: - From 2001-2003 the Lions were 0-24 on the road. - The 2008 team went 0-16 (Millen was fired in Sept. 2008 but this was the roster he assembled) - Millen was ultimately responsible for using first-round picks on Joey Harrington (2002) Charles Rogers (2003) and Mike Williams (2005) all considered busts. And taking Williams it turns out was the final straw for Millen's son Matthew who punched his old man afterwards. Not so much because it was the third straight wide receiver Millen had drafted in the first round (the team selected Roy Williams in '04) but because of who the Lions passed up to get Williams. "DeMarcus Ware -- it wasn't even close" Millen told USAToday.com. "You put the tape on you see (the ability)." So why did Millen settle on Williams? "I just capitulated" he admitted. "It's nobody's fault but my own." Matthew was in his early 20s when the Lions settled on Williams and remembers thinking that his dad would be labeled a "buffoon" for letting Ware a seven-time Pro Bowler with 115 career sacks get away.
Matt Millen wanted to draft DeMarcus Ware, took Mike Williams
CBS Sports | Oct 8