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Mayhew Discusses the Lions Draft Philosophy

As I have been saying for weeks, the Lions will be drafting with the best long term interests in mind rather than short term impact.  Martin Mayhew spoke about the 2011 Draft in a video on  I highly recommend checking it out.

Mayhew Impressed with the Improvement for 2nd Year QB Stafford

Martin Mayhew, the Lions GM, seems impressed with the difference for Matt Stafford between year one and year two: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was praised often as a rookie last season for a big arm and football intelligence. But Stafford’s second year will be his first full season with the team, with a full complement […]

Lions Waiting on a Ruling on Grady Jackson

General manager Martin Mayhew says he hopes to know soon what commissioner Roger Goodell decides to do about Grady Jackson’s playing status. Mayhew says Friday that Goodell had indicated he would make a decision about Detroit’s defensive tackle “well before” the season starts. Jackson was on a list of players last season accused of using […]

Lions Thinking of Moving Jeff Backus From Tackle to Guard

The Detroit News is reporting that Lions GM Martin Mayhew says that the Lions are considering moving Jeff Backus from tackle to guard. If the team does make that move, it could mean that the team will make a run at a tackle with the first overall pick in the draft on April 25th. Could […]

QB Stanton Nowhere Close to Being a Starter

While the Lions were out dining QB Matthew Stafford on Thursday, the team took some time to talk Saturday about current QB Drew Stanton, and GM Martin Mayhew says that it looks like Stanton is a long way from being a starter according to During an interview with Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew […]

New GM Mayhew Won’t Overhaul Roster

From: Yahoo! Sports New Lions general manager Martin Mayhew does not intend to overhaul the roster completely, and that will be a major factor in the coaching search. “I think when you make a change like this, I think you look at who you have, and the most important thing when you hire a coach […]