The Detroit Lions front office is continuing to take shape. After the additions of assistant general manager Ray Agnew and senior personnel executive John Dorsey, the Lions are also handing Mike Disner a promotion.
Previously the Vice President of Football Administration, Disner is now listed as the team’s Senior Vice President of Football and Business Administration.
Prior to this promotion, Disner was considered the Lions’ salary cap guy, mostly dealing with contracts and cap management. However, with this promotion Disner will take on some of the duties that would normally be placed on general manager Brad Holmes’ plate, specifically on the business side of things. Team president Rod Wood said last week they were making this move to free up Holmes to focus mostly on player acquisition.
“Mike Disner will be taking on some additional management responsibilities over some of our football operations and administration, which will free up Brad to work with our new head coach and focus on player acquisition, development and building a great team and roster for the Detroit Lions,” Wood said.
MMQB’s Albert Breer presented an overlook of the Lions’ front office and who is responsible for who:
This is part of a larger restructure of the Lions ...— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 28, 2021
• Disner, GM Brad Holmes, coach Dan Campbell all report to president Rod Wood.
• Disner oversees cap, training, equipment, medical, etc., allowing Holmes to focus on scouting.
• Wood reports to owner Sheila Ford Hamp. https://t.co/AM3ZONrai1
Note: To clarify, as the Lions stated in their introductory press releases, both Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell report directly to Wood and team owner Sheila Ford Hamp.
Unlike with previous regimes, the Lions are filling their front office with a bunch of people willing to work in a collaborative environment. We’ll see if it ends up working, but it’s hard not to like what they’re doing thus far. They’re even getting positive reviews from national writers and experts:
I appreciate what the @Lions are doing with their front office and coaching hires. They’ve assembled a collection of former #NFL players to rebuild the program. Chris Spielman, Ray Agnew, Dan Campbell, Anthony Lynn, Duce Staley & Aaron Glenn graduated from field to FO/coaching ❤️— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) January 27, 2021
Both in the front office and on the coaching staff, the Lions are going with a wisdom of the crowd approach— Brad Spielberger (@PFF_Brad) January 28, 2021
I like the idea a lot https://t.co/j8ZR6H64R9