After the Lions went 0-16 this year, it became fashionable for bloggers and mainstream internet writers to suggest a program for turning around struggling franchises. I have a suggestion of my own and it only requires two easy steps.
1) Interview Ravens' Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan for your head coaching vacancy.
2) Hire some other no-name coordinator instead.
It worked for the Dolphins (Tony Sparano, 1-15 to 11-5), Falcons (Mike Smith, 4-12 to 11-5) and Ravens (John Harbaugh, 5-11 to 11-5), and it could work for others.