The Detroit Lions made a brilliant move yesterday. They hired former Lions linebacker Chris Spielman as a special assistant to the chairman and president and CEO.

Speilman quit his NFL broadcasting job to take this job. He spearheads the search group along with Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders. They need to hit a home run with these two hires. This franchise needs solid leadership from the top to the bottom.

So Speilman must hire a solid GM and head coach. This team has been putrid for years and years.

Chris Speilman is football. His dad was his coach. He was born and raised in Canton, Ohio where the Pro Football Hall of Fame is. He played at Thee Ohio State and with the Lions and Buffalo Bills. So he knows the Lions losing culture. He seems like a no-nonsense kind of guy too.

With the help of Barry Sanders, you would think these guys and their committee will come up with two solid candidates for these vacancies. I can only hope and pray for these fans who have waited for over 50 years for a winner.

Like I said, there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Charles Christopher Spielman!

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