CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Martin Mayhew

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Lions Have Gotten Done What They Wanted To So Far

The Detroit Lions started the offseason with a checklist of goals to stay successful.

97.1 The Ticket–04/20/2012

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos tries to escape the grasp of linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Lions Accomplish A Lot In First Week Of Free Agency

When free agency started, general manager Martin Mayhew was looking at 21 free agents on his own roster

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2012

DETROIT - 2009:  Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by NFL Photos)

Lions’ Emphasis On The Defensive Line

To understand general manager Martin Mayhew’s insistence on re-signing defensive end Cliff Avril, even at the risk of losing Tulloch, you have to understand his philosophy on building defenses.

97.1 The Ticket–03/12/2012

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos tries to escape the grasp of linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Mayhew Believes Defense Doesn’t Need Overhaul

The Lions’ defense gradually collapsed over the last eight games of the season. They gave up 45 points in each of the last two games – to the Packers and Saints. They gave up an […]

97.1 The Ticket–02/23/2012

DETROIT - 2009:  Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by NFL Photos)

Mayhew Believes Defense Doesn’t Need Overhaul

The Lions’ defense gradually collapsed over the last eight games of the season.

97.1 The Ticket–02/17/2012

DETROIT - 2009:  Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by NFL Photos)

Detroit Lions Strategy And Personnel 2-10-12

Although general manager Martin Mayhew said after the season that he didn’t think the defense needed to be retooled, the Lions clearly have more holes and concerns there than on the offensive side.

97.1 The Ticket–02/10/2012

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions GM Mayhew Set For Most Challenging Offseason

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has done a bit of everything since he started making football decisions for the franchise.

97.1 The Ticket–01/13/2012

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions runs down the sideline in the first half against the Green Bay Packers during the Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field on November 24, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Have Turned Around Under Mayhew, Schwartz

Detroit coach Jim Schwartz yells on the sideline, pumps his right fist after good plays and shouts not-fit-for-print words when things don’t go well.

97.1 The Ticket–01/03/2012

DETROIT - 2009:  Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by NFL Photos)

Bad Blood Lingers Between Lions, Chiefs GMs

The Lions did their level best to downplay any bad blood between them and the Chiefs, even though it was GM Scott Pioli who accused the Lions of tampering before the 2010 season.

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2011

Getty Images

Lions Ready For Promise, Talent To Translate Into Wins

It’s a put up or shut up year for the Lions. “We have to win games. We have to be productive,” said general manager Martin Mayhew.

97.1 The Ticket–09/01/2011

more

previous