- Here's what Martin Mayhew had to say about Ryan Broyles' lack of playing time in 2014:
Mayhew said he would have "loved" to see Broyles play for the #Lions this year but said health of other WRs kept him on bench.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) January 8, 2015
- Where are the Detroit Lions at as a franchise after going one-and-done in the playoffs after an 11-5 regular season? Here's Mayhew's current view of the team:
Mayhew on Lions: We have to be better football team from a talent standpoint. We're a good football team, not a great football team.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) January 8, 2015
- Gunther Cunningham didn't return as the Lions' defensive coordinator after Jim Schwartz was fired, but he remained with the team, and it sounds like he did a lot behind the scenes in 2014.
Mayhew said Gunther Cunningham contributed a lot on the grading of roster and upcoming opponents. No decision on bringing him back.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 8, 2015
- Should the Lions lose their current defensive coordinator, Teryl Austin, to a head coaching job elsewhere, Jim Caldwell will be the one responsible for hiring his replacement.
Mayhew said replacing DC Teryl Austin, if he lands a HC job, will be up to coach Jim Caldwell.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) January 8, 2015
- This is good to hear considering how nasty Nevin Lawson's season-ending foot injury was:
Team expects Nevin Lawson back at some point this offseason. Mayhew said he's never seen that particular injury in his time around football.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 8, 2015
- Well said, Martin. Well said.
Mayhew: "I don’t think the punishment fit the crime" on Suh's initial suspension. Said he thought the end result was fair.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 8, 2015
Lions notes: More from Martin Mayhew
Lions notes looks at more tidbits from Martin Mayhew's end-of-season press conference.
By Sean Yuille