FOXSports NFL organization rankings -- Do I have to tell you the Lions' finish?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sirius radio Blitz host and columnist Adam Schein has done the site's first ever ranking of each and every NFL organization. Categories factored in include: Owner, front office, head coach, coaching staff, quarterback, offense, defense and intangibles. The Lions finished (drumroll) ... 32nd. In Schein's words:

I like Jim Schwartz and thought he put together a very strong coaching staff, led by Gunther Cunningham. But it's tough to overcome a "1" for ownership and front office. There's a reason why the Lions are rebuilding since 1957.
Ranked 31st was Cleveland; 30th the Raiders. I'd say Oakland's in more disarray now than the Lions. But I can understand Schein not letting Martin Mayhew and Tom Lewand off the hook for their complicity in the Matt Millen era at this point. And William Clay Ford? Uh ... you want to take up the defense on that one? My quibble is with the top of Schein's list. He has the Patriots ranked first; the Steelers second. I believe it should be the other way around. The Steelers were the best team of the '70s, have won two Super Bowls recently, and changed to a young, relatively unproven coach and remained a consistently great team. Debate it in The Den!