Lions: No place but up

The Lions should be better in 2002, but that won't get them out of the basement of the NFC North.

Updated: July 18, 2002, 2:37 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The critics contended in 2001 that the Detroit Lions football brain trust, general manager Matt Millen and head coach Marty Mornhinweg, was in over its head. Given the seeming lack of preparation at times, some dubious roster moves, and decisions that opened the duo to second-guessing, Millen and Mornhinweg have a lot of catching up to do.

And perhaps not a lot of time in which to do it.

There continues to be whispers that Millen, who returns home to eastern Pennsylvania late in the ...

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