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Grade Martin Mayhew - August 2011

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has received an A grade every time Pride of Detroit readers have been asked to evaluate his performance. The only thing changing from one poll to the next is how many votes for an A grade Mayhew is receiving. The numbers have been increasing each poll, and I have a feeling they would go up even more after the moves made in the last week.

To change things up a bit, I decided to break the letters down and include more options in this edition of Grade Martin Mayhew. You can now choose to give Mayhew a perfect grade of A+, decide that he is only a little more than average with a B- or opt for one of the many other selections.

Which overall letter Mayhew receives probably won't be too interesting, but I will be interested to see how the votes are spread out. That will reveal just how good (or bad, I suppose) of a job you all think he is doing, and it will generate more discussion than the A vote simply running away with the poll yet again.

So, make sure to vote in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments. If you are interested in my thoughts, they are after the jump.

I have given Mayhew an A in polls like this in the past, and even though there are more choices, I'm sticking with an A grade for him. I did consider going with an A+ based on how much promise there is for next season, especially with the moves Mayhew made last week, but I'm not ready to hand out a perfect grade just yet. I do think Mayhew's moves over the last few years have put the Lions in position to be something special, which is why I gave him an A. Before I hand out an A+, however, I do need to see some on-field results. Hopefully in a few months I will have no problem doing just that. For now, though, I'm sticking with an A grade.