Robert Saleh grew up in the Detroit area, so it looked like he was a perfect match for the Detroit Lions. But perfect is something the Lions fall far short of.

Instead, Saleh was signed Thursday by the New York Jets, leaving some Lions fans to wonder if they had missed out on a great opportunity.

Ken Haddad, Detroit Lions beat writer for the Detroit News, did not mince words, calling the failure to hire Saleh a "classic Lions" bonehead move.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Free Press, says Saleh was never even considered for the top job, as Lions management is said to be leaning toward interim coach Darrell Bevell.

Long suffering Lions fans have not been kind about the club's lack of what they say is an obvious hire.