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.”
Should the Lions bring back Suh? Even if they do, the defense may not replicate its impressive 2014 production.
“Winning the games is the most important thing,” Mayhew continued.
“The good players tend to get paid more money,” Mayhew said. “You have to be willing to pay those guys.”
“There are some 4-3 outside backers who are outstanding players,” Mayhew said. “I think they should be recognized as such.”
“We have to step up in terms of pursuing him financially,” Mayhew said.
“When the penalty happened, there were 8 minutes left in the game and they got the ball back.”
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew held court on a number of topics Thursday in London.
Martin Mayhew declined to say whether the Lions would have handled the draft differently had they know Houston would not be an option.
Detroit Lions Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Martin Mayhew announced today the promotion of Rob Lohman to assistant director of pro personnel.