While the Detroit Lions have yet to confirm the hiring of new general manager Brad Holmes, the Los Angeles Rams have already begun to say their goodbyes.
Rams general manager Les Snead and his wife Kara Henderson apparently had an “emotional call” with Holmes on Thursday. Henderson then posted a quick video on Twitter of Snead talking about his favorite memory of Holmes, and it all started at the beginning.
Telling a tale at least 10 years old, Snead talks about the first time he encountered Holmes. Snead was with the Atlanta Falcons, while Holmes was a scout with the Rams. Holmes was part of the National Football Scouting Inc., which is responsible for presenting a draft board early in the spring to NFL executives.
“There was a young man, Brad Holmes, first time presenting. Unbelievable job. At that point in time, Billy Devaney was GM of the Rams and I remember texting Billy after hearing Brad present, ‘Hey, that young man is special.’’”
We just got off a great emotional call with Brad Holmes that of course ended with Les and Brad breaking down the draft... which led me to ask Les when he first knew Brad had “it”... .@Lions fans — get jacked... he’s built for this!(oh and comment at end ) pic.twitter.com/AquGmgQwjJ— KHS (@KaraHenderson) January 14, 2021
Henderson, herself, appears to fully endorse the hire, as well:
.@Lions fans... get excited... you’ve got a great one in Brad Holmes... true football guy... great human... will be tremendous leader. So happy for him and his family!!!— KHS (@KaraHenderson) January 14, 2021
Classy move from the Snead family. Let’s hope their intuition is right!
UPDATE: Here is more from Snead:
(2) his dynamic intelligence, his unwavering leadership and humility. All of those qualities will ensure he's set up to be successful in this next chapter of his career."— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) January 14, 2021