This is baaaaaaad news dudes. Lunch with Killer: Don't shoot the messenger, but Lions may not make front-office changes in offseason by MLive.com Staff Friday December 05, 2008, 11:05 AM There's no truth to recent reports that the Detroit Lions have finalized a list of general manager candidates, MLive Lions Insider Tom Kowalski says during his weekly "Lunch with Killer" Q&A "I have no idea where (Pro Football Talk blogger) Mike Florio got that list," Kowalski says. "If I'm not mistaken, (they were) all guys who are currently out of the NFL. If the Lions open up a search, I think it will involve a lot of guys who are currently working. "But let me say again – and you'd better sit down for this – I'm not convinced that (owner William Clay) Ford is going to make ANY changes. Yes, I think it's possible that (head coach Rod) Marinelli might be back, EVEN if he goes 0-16. "Don't yell at me, I'm just the messenger." What makes this so bad is Hondo who is about as opposite as Killer is on info, is saying the same: News and Notes from in and around the Spartan Nation By Hondo S. Carpenter Sr. News and Notes from in and around the Spartan Nation Lions Much to the chagrin of my contacts within the NFL, they think that it has gone from a slight possibility to close to a probability that WCF will keep Lewand and maybe even Marinelli when the season is over. “I don’t know how he can do it. They are already blacked out with what they have. I think he has to clean house, but when has anyone ever understood what Ford is up to?” I will have more later, but if Ford doesn’t sell the team, he has to clean house completely. This fan base is not dumb (even though they continue to buy tickets) and I don’t think they will, “Buy in” without a new owner or a clean house.