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Should Lions hire Dumars?

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06:49 AM ET 09.26 | You might think I'm kidding. I am not. You might think I'm insane. But hear me out. The Lions should offer the job of team president to ... Joe Dumars. I think if the Lions hired Dumars, he would immediately tell everybody in the organization: This is who we're going to be. Before the Pistons started winning, he told all his players, coaches and scouts they would build around defense, toughness, work ethic and teamwork. Dumars has known Bill Ford Jr. for years. He already has credibility with the family and with the community. If Dumars said, "Hey, I know there is a big-time running back available, but we said we'd build through defense, and our scouts prefer this defensive tackle," then I think the Fords would listen. And Dumars could sell that to fans and reporters.

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