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January 24, 1992 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins head toward Sunday's showdown in Super Bowl XXVI, consider the contrast in behavior this week between Thurman Thomas, the Bills' moody running back, and Matt Millen, the Redskins' upbeat linebacker. Thomas has been one uncorked whine: a player bemoaning an alleged lack of respect from reporters, the rest of the NFL and the world at large. Miffed that greater attention was being paid to quarterback Jim Kelly and defensive end Bruce Smith on Wednesday, Thomas was a no-show for the Bills' mandatory meeting with the Super Bowl media corps.
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September 30, 1991 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
For 11 seasons as one of the game's premier linebackers, Matt Millen rattled ballcarriers, slammed tight ends and trashed offensive hopes throughout the NFL from a home base in California. But during nine seasons with the Raiders and two with the 49ers, Millen never viewed the Golden State as anything more than his home office. Hokendauqua, Pa., an hour west of Veterans Stadium, is Millen's true home, which may explain why he is one of the happiest players on the Washington Redskins' roster this season.
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November 8, 2002 | By Peter Sigal INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As a 6-foot-2, 255-pound middle linebacker, Matt Millen sowed destruction on the football field, earning All-American and All-Pro honors and winning four Super Bowl rings with three teams. But for the last several years, the former Penn State star has been cultivating an avocation. Since 1993, Millen, a native of Whitehall, Lehigh County, has owned a 135-acre farm in Upper Bucks County that produces hay, corn and soybeans. Though Millen's playing days are over - he retired after the 1991 season - his agricultural career was given a long-term contract Wednesday when the Bucks County commissioners approved the purchase of an agricultural easement on his Durham Township property.
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February 5, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Cast aside by the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Mariucci found his services in strong demand in his home state. Mariucci was hired as coach of the Detroit Lions yesterday, taking over one of the league's worst teams less than 3 weeks after he was fired by the 49ers. "We are thrilled. This is a huge step for our team and organization," Lions chief executive Matt Millen said. Terms were not disclosed, but reports indicate Mariucci will earn $25 million over 5 years, which would make him one of the NFL's highest-paid coaches.
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January 4, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Super Bowl linebacker Matt Millen apparently has received the first call in the Lions' search for high-level help in their personnel department. Millen, who played at Penn State before enjoying a productive NFL career with the Raiders, 49ers and Redskins, confirmed yesterday he has talked with Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr., but he said the discussions have not been specific. Lions vice president Bill Keenist also confirmed that Ford had a discussion with Millen regarding "a significant football role" with the Lions.
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February 4, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Lions hope to hire Steve Mariucci as their coach today after trying to reach a deal for the past 6 days. "While there was significant progress made during those discussions, no deal has yet been finalized that would make Steve our next head coach," Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said last night. "We are hopeful that an agreement can be reached with Steve by the end of [today]. " Mariucci was fired by San Francisco on Jan. 15 after compiling a 60-43 record with four playoff appearances over six seasons.
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September 29, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The surprising Buffalo Bills, who ended yesterday as one of four undefeated teams in the NFL, and one of only two sporting a 4-0 record, get a supreme test next week to try and stay that way. The Bills will take on the Arizona Cardinals on the road. The Cardinals gave up 56 points to the New York Jets and turned the ball over six times, but it is still a dangerous game for Buffalo. First of all, it will be the longest trip the Bills have to make all season, heading to Glendale, Ariz.
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March 14, 2008 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News Daily News sports writer Les Bowen contributed to this report
Kevin Jones received a call yesterday afternoon from Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen with news the former Cardinal O'Hara High star had never heard at any level of football. Millen told the running back he was cut. The news came as quite a shock to Jones, who was rehabbing a knee injury suffered late last season. His father, Tom Jones, said Kevin was a month ahead of schedule in rehabbing the knee and looking forward to joining the Lions in July for training camp.
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December 16, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Detroit Lions president Matt Millen apologized yesterday for using a derogatory term for gays in a heated exchange with Kansas City receiver Johnnie Morton. Millen was talking with Kansas City players and coaches after the Chiefs' 45-17 victory Sunday when he ran into Morton, cut by Millen after the 2001 season. Millen, also the Lions' general manager, said he congratulated Morton, but was greeted with an insult from the player. "Unfortunately, I retaliated with a derogatory term directed toward Johnnie," Millen said in a statement.
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March 4, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Lions will meet with the NFL's diversity committee today in Palm Beach, Fla., to discuss the process that led to the hiring of Steve Mariucci last month. Committee chairman and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney said the club's process "fell short" of committee guidelines, which call for teams to interview at least one minority candidate for coaching vacancies. Mariucci was the only person interviewed for the job. The Lions maintain five minority candidates turned down interviews because it appeared inevitable that Mariucci would be hired.
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December 31, 2010 | by Paul Domowitch
MARTY MORNHINWEG has established himself as one of the best offensive coaches in the NFL. In the nine seasons he has spent as an offensive coordinator in the league with the Eagles and the 49ers, his teams have finished in the top six in the league in scoring seven times. But in between his two ultrasuccessful coordinator stints in San Francisco and Philadelphia was a 2-year period that wasn't quite so successful. Nine years ago, Mornhinweg got his first and only head-coaching opportunity when he was hired by the Detroit Lions.
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May 8, 2009 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Brett Favre called Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress on Wednesday or early yesterday and told the coach he wants to stay retired, according to a report yesterday by Yahoo! Sports. Twin Cities television station KMSP broadcast video of Childress' early-morning arrival in Winter Park, Minn. The coach's black sport utility vehicle was still parked at the team's facility in suburban Minneapolis in the afternoon. Yahoo cited an unidentified source close to the team in reporting that the Vikings won't sign the 39-year-old quarterback, who owns many of the NFL's major passing records.
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October 8, 2008 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meow, Lions, meow You've got to feel bad for those Detroit Lions fans this season. No, really. There are still some out there. It took the Niffle research department a few days to track them down, but once we did . . . wow, what emotions. That's what happens when you're 0-4, have been outscored by 147-66, and are counting on QBs Dan Orlovsky and Drew Stanton to save the season. For instance, Brian (at http://mvn.com/nfl-lions/) said the recent firing of general manager Matt Millen was "really a high point of my vacation.
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September 29, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The surprising Buffalo Bills, who ended yesterday as one of four undefeated teams in the NFL, and one of only two sporting a 4-0 record, get a supreme test next week to try and stay that way. The Bills will take on the Arizona Cardinals on the road. The Cardinals gave up 56 points to the New York Jets and turned the ball over six times, but it is still a dangerous game for Buffalo. First of all, it will be the longest trip the Bills have to make all season, heading to Glendale, Ariz.
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September 28, 2008 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Imagine how the fans in Green Bay, Chicago and Minnesota must have felt this week. They just had to be sick to their stomachs when they heard the news. Matt Millen fired by the Detroit Lions. There goes the two extra bye weeks. Of course, the reaction in Detroit and its surrounding suburbs was far different. The sound of honking car horns normally reserved for a championship rather than a dismissal could actually be heard outside the Lions' practice facility. It was a fitting end. Millen was a terrific linebacker, a decent color analyst and a complete buffoon when it came to running a football team.
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September 25, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Lions fired president Matt Millen, more than 7 years after the former linebacker and TV analyst took over one of the NFL's most mediocre franchises and made it the worst. Millen's teams won a league-low 31 games since he took over in 2001, but his boss refused to get rid of him until now. Bill Ford, son of team owner William Clay Ford, said Monday he would fire Millen if he could. Detroit was routed in each of its three games, falling behind 21-0 twice and 21-3 once en route to lopsided losses going into its bye week.
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March 14, 2008 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News Daily News sports writer Les Bowen contributed to this report
Kevin Jones received a call yesterday afternoon from Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen with news the former Cardinal O'Hara High star had never heard at any level of football. Millen told the running back he was cut. The news came as quite a shock to Jones, who was rehabbing a knee injury suffered late last season. His father, Tom Jones, said Kevin was a month ahead of schedule in rehabbing the knee and looking forward to joining the Lions in July for training camp.
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November 5, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Lions had confidence in themselves back in training camp, when Jon Kitna boldly declared he would be disappointed with anything short of 10 wins. They're not alone now because people outside their locker room are believing in them, too. Kitna (16-for-31 for 252 yards) threw two touchdown passes and host Detroit scored twice on defense, leading to a 44-7 rout over Denver yesterday. The Lions (6-2) have established themselves as a legitimate contender in the NFC and perhaps the surprise team in the entire league at the midway point of their season.
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January 19, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Rod Marinelli was nearing an agreement last night to become the Detroit Lions' head coach, according to published reports. A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement told the Associated Press Marinelli was to leave the team's practice facility last night, but stayed to negotiate his contract. The Lions scheduled a news conference for this morning, but did not provide any other details. The Detroit Free Press said the deal was for 4 years.
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November 29, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Steve Mariucci came to the Detroit Lions with a winning NFL record, a penchant for offense and raised expectations. He leaves as just another in a long list of coaching failures. After two-plus seasons and a 15-28 record, Mariucci was fired yesterday after he was unable to turn around a franchise with one playoff victory since 1957. The Lions promoted defensive coordinator Dick Jauron to succeed him on an interim basis. "We started off this season with high expectations," team president Matt Millen said.
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