Bob Quinn had an eventful August for a team that was simply trying out 90 players. As injuries and poor play forced his hand, Quinn made a total of 22 transactions in the first 25 days of August. Some of those moves have been met with praise, while others have drawn a fair amount of scrutiny.
There was the signing of Anquan Boldin just at the end of July, which was met with near unanimous praise. Then there was the controversial signing of Andrew Quarless, three days fresh from receiving of a two-game suspension stemming from an arrest in 2015 involving the discharge of a weapon. The bulk of the criticism comes from Quinn’s initial promise to uphold a zero tolerance policy regarding players who deal with dangerous weapons.
Quinn has yet to directly address the media regarding that incident, aside from a short press release distributed simultaneous to the signing. However, Quinn has made himself available to the public recently, joining the announcing booth during the Lions’ second preseason game and appearing on SiriusXM radio. While he refused to elaborate on his decision, it is nice to see a general manager that doesn’t shy away from the public.
Back when we last polled readers, Quinn was at an all-time high with an 86 percent approval rating. Here’s how he’s fared over the first seven months of as Lions general manager:
February 2016: 72 percent approval
April 2016: 74 percent approval
June 2016: 86 percent approval
After another couple months of work, where does your opinion stand on Bob Quinn? Vote below and explain your answer in the comment section.