Ok, seriously, there has to be some kind of blackmail involved here, right? Millen's record since taking over the team is 24-72! And there isn't even the silver lining of a 1st overall pick, since the Lions went and beat the Cowboys last Sunday.
I thought the kicker would have been Joey Harrington coming back to Detroit and burning the Lions on their home field on Thanksgiving Day. But I guess even that isn't enough reason to turf Millen.
I don't care if your kicker has made 1,000 straight field goals, why on Earth are you playing for a 45 yard field goal when there is still a minute left and you have a time-out? 25 sure, 35 maybe, but 45 is really rolling the dice.