MAJOR changes in Detroit: Lions have fired GM Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand, league sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2015
I may have more on this in comments later, but I wanted to highlight a thought by Jason La Canfora:
Lions have parted with GM Martin Mayhew and team pres Ton Lewand as ESPN reported. Would expect Brian Xanders to be interim GM…
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) November 5, 2015
Anyone who is familiar with Xanders’s tenure in Denver will know that that interim label isn’t going to go away, and that he will likely be a powerless GM once again.
Speaking of which, Dianna Russini makes a good point that should also be familiar to Broncos fans:
Is the 88 year old owner going to decide the next GM and President is in Detroit? Somebody with juice had to convince her to pull trigger
— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) November 5, 2015
Do the Lions have their own Joe Ellis working behind the scenes?