What better way to celebrate influential women on International Women’s Day than learning about the successes of one amid the Detroit Lions front office.
Jessica Larmony immigrated to the United States when she was just five years old. Growing up in New Jersey, she headed to Rutgers University where she discovered her passion in football recruiting.
Today, she serves as Detroit scouting operations manager as she enters her fifth season with the organization. Vito Chirco of Sports Illustrated’s All Lions offers an awesome profile on her rise to success.
I had the pleasure of writing a feature piece for SI All Lions this weekend on @Lions scouting operations manager Jessica Larmony, a pioneering member of Detroit's front office.— Vito Chirco (@VitoJerome) March 7, 2021
Thanks to @Eamonn_Reynolds & the #Lions for setting up the interview!
STORY: https://t.co/zJUtNZhP2H pic.twitter.com/8T9v5NSc80
Part of the profile includes her thoughts on new general manager Brad Holmes: “His vision and what he’s bringing to the table right now is next level.” She later goes into detail how she’ll aid in his efforts here in Detroit.
Larmony also expands on why representation matters, and what makes having a seat at the table in an NFL front office so important. Read Chirco’s entire piece here.
And onto the rest of your notes.
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explores whether the Lions can rely on Kerryon Johnson to be D’Andre Swift’s backup in 2021. (Subscription required.)
- A great piece from ESPN’s Michael Rothstein on the impact of Bloody Sunday — a powerful day in Civil Rights history — on Alabama native Trey Flowers and his family.
- Am I too old to be enjoying these Lions read-alongs so much? Jonah Jackson reads Where the Wild Things Are in the latest video.
- From North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance to Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater, Detroitlions.com’s Tim Twentyman offers five pro days to watch this week and who you should keep your eye on.
- It’s not easy judging a rookie player’s worth after just one year. Detroitlions.com’s Lindsay Miller has more on which second-year players to watch this upcoming season.