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Martin Mayhew

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions gets the crowd pumped up during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Mayhew Impressed By How Much Slay Improved From Year One To Year Two

After his sophomore campaign, Slay stands as an example of a player taking initiative to improve his game and deliver on his potential.

CBS Detroit–02/23/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions moves from the pocket as Riley Reiff #71 of the Detroit Lions, Travis Swanson #64 of the Detroit Lions and Cornelius Lucas #77 of the Detroit Lions block against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Mayhew Expects Leap In Offensive Production In Second Year In System

Mayhew, while not displeased with the offense in 2014 given the team won 11 games, expects more from the unit in the upcoming season.

CBS Detroit–02/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Ndamukong Suh #90 and Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a fourth quarter sack while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 34-17. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Moves That Could Help Lions Re-Sign Suh Include Restructures, Releases

The Lions will need to move money around to have room to bring back Suh. Here’s how they could create that room.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Ryan Mundy #21 of the Chicago Bears during the first half on December 21, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Lions Have Not Decided On Reggie Bush

“A lot of guys are under contract, they’re in the same situation,” Mayhew said. “It’s really about the value you bring to the organization.”

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks on before a NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Mayhew Still Optimistic Lions Can Sign Suh, Says Team Prepared To Pay What It Takes To Keep Him [VIDEO]

“It’s difficult to replace his production,” Mayhew said. “Obviously it would be a setback not to have him on our football team.”

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks on in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Wildcard Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lions Should Let Suh Go If They Would Have To Franchise Him

Should the Lions bring back Suh? Even if they do, the defense may not replicate its impressive 2014 production.

CBS Detroit–01/09/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions reacts after the Lions score against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Stafford Had ‘Outstanding’ Season, Expects More From Offense In ’15

“Winning the games is the most important thing,” Mayhew continued.

CBS Detroit–01/09/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Ndamukong Suh #90 and Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a fourth quarter sack while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 34-17. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Lions Open To Franchising Suh, Which Would Cost More Than $36 Million

“The good players tend to get paid more money,” Mayhew said. “You have to be willing to pay those guys.”

CBS Detroit–01/09/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions celebrates 24-23 win against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

With Levy Again Left Out Of Pro Bowl, Mayhew Plans To Suggest Change To Format

“There are some 4-3 outside backers who are outstanding players,” Mayhew said. “I think they should be recognized as such.”

CBS Detroit–01/08/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks on before a NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Mayhew On Wooing Suh: ‘At The End Of The Day … Money Talks’

“We have to step up in terms of pursuing him financially,” Mayhew said.

CBS Detroit–01/08/2015

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