Lomas Brown had a stunning admission on the radio with Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo on Friday (courtesy of the Detroit Free Press). He admitted that he basically let a pass rusher (Sean Jones of the Packers) get a free shot on his quarterback Scott Mitchell.
“We were playing Green Bay in Milwaukee. We were getting beat, 24-3, at that time and he just stunk up the place. He’s throwing interceptions, just everything. So I looked at Kevin Glover, our All-Pro center and I said, ‘Glove, that is it.’ I said, ‘I’m getting him out the game.’ … So I got the gator arms on the guy at the last minute, he got around me, he hit Scott Mitchell, he did something to his finger … and he came out the game. Dave Krieg came in the game. We ended up losing that game, 27-24.”
He had some of the facts wrong about that game (final score, etc) but yes, Scott Mitchell was knocked out of the game in the second quarter when the Lions were getting blown out, and it ended his season. It was Scott Mitchell’s first year in Detroit after being traded from Miami, and Dave Krieg came in for that game and the rest of the year.
Stunning admission by Lomas Brown, now an ESPN commentator.