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Lions notes: More on Thursday's front office upheaval

Martin Mayhew releases a statement on his termination, Bill Polian offers no comment on his future and Lions fan try to lend a hand.

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  • After his termination, Martin Mayhew gave a statement to the local FOX 2 News team:
  • Already penciling in Bill Polian for the Lions' general manager position in 2016? Not so fast: As Justin Rogers pointed out, Polian was interviewed in September and did not sound very interested in returning to sports management, saying "I doubt at this stage in my life I would go back."
  • Here's a taste of what interim general manager Sheldon White has done for the team so far:
  • Thursday's firings were not your typical every-few-years kind of move for the Detroit Lions. This was the end of a long-term era:
  • Because Lions fans have great judgement and make excellent personal choices, a bunch of them offered their services to fill the Lions' job vacancies.
  • If Caldwell is eventually let go, history does not like his chances to ever get another head coaching job in the NFL:
  • If you didn't get a chance to see Martha Ford's brief press conference from Thursday, you can watch it here.
  • Jerry Mallory's second episode of his new "Hindsight 20" podcast dropped and covered Thursday's big news.