As a former college quarterback, Franklin likes hiring quarterbacks as coaches, which he has done often at Penn State. Joe Moorhead, the curator of the Lions’ offense who now coaches at Mississippi State, played quarterback at Fordham. His replacement, offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne, broke more than 30 school records as a quarterback at Cornell..
Even though it was a defensive struggle, the Monday night, Oct. 24, ABC prime time telecast of Chicago’s 10 9 victory over San Francisco drew a 21.4 national rating and a 35 share and was that evening’s top rated program. It bettered movie opposition on NBC and CBS and was the sixth rated show on prime time television for that week, exceeded only by such proven standards as “The Cosby Show,” “Cheers,” “60 Minutes” and “Golden Girls.”.
Wilson ran. He twirled. He twisted. They share attributes, such as reading a defense, arm strength, leadership skills and more. And each member of this quartet has unique abilities, too. That’s why they’re the four QBs with the most wins since 2008, and by next month, why they’ll own a combined 12 Super Bowl appearances, eight titles and quite possibly five league MVP awards..
I was also at the NFL offices in NYC last week (amazing place!) meeting with a friend who works tirelessly on their health and safety issues. She helps to get youth football leagues motivated to adopt new and safer rules and regulations (check out USA Football’s head’s up tackling rules). Read their latest news and initiatives and watch this produced by Peter Berg of Friday Night Lights fame (“Clear eyes, Full hearts, Can’t lose!” I love you, Riggins!).
He was known for his straightforward, pull no punches style covering the often troubled franchise for its long suffering fan base. On a personal level, friends talk about his sense of humor and stubbornness. He built a multimedia reputation and was also beloved by fans for his pieces in The Sporting News and as the Lions insider for Sports Radio 1130 AM Detroit (WDFN) and as a regular on Fox 2 Detroit.
According to Matthew Bidwell, Wharton professor of management, if a board fails to replace a non performing CEO just because he also happens to be a co founder, it is a failure of corporate governance. Theory, the board responsibilities are to the welfare of the corporation, he notes. Their personal ties to, or respect for, the CEO prevent them from making decisions that are in the best interests of the corporation, then they are failing in their fiduciary duties.