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Bears still looking up at rest of NFC North after Year 1 of new regime

The Lions began their offseason housecleaning early, firing general manager Martin Mayhew and President Tom Lewand on Nov. 5, and then they set off on a run that just might save coach Jim Caldwell's job. They'll begin the search for a new GM on Monday, and whoever they hire will have the power...

Report: Lions ownership would like to retain Jim Caldwell

When the Lions fired General Manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand earlier this season, it seemed like the start of a housecleaning that would eventually lead to the end of Jim Caldwell’s run as head coach. The Lions have gone 5-2 since those firings, however, and that improved play seems to have helped Caldwell’s…

Ernie Accorsi on Martha Ford: “She’s tired of losing”

Lions owner Martha Ford made it clear she wasn’t satisfied with the direction of her team when she fired team president Tom Lewand and General Manager Martin Mayhew in midseason. And the approach she’s taken to remaking her team has impressed the guy she’s asked to help look for a new G.M. Consultant Ernie Accorsi…

Jim Caldwell on job security: Why even talk about it?

When the Lions fired General Manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand earlier this month, it seemed like a prelude to coach Jim Caldwell’s departure once the team put a new hierarchy in place for the 2016 season. The Lions have won two straight games, though, and winning would seem to put Caldwell in better position…

Lions coach Jim Caldwell declares himself “alive and well”

If Lions coach Jim Caldwell is operating on borrowed time, nobody told him. The even-keeled Caldwell, in his first comments since team president Tom Lewand and General Manager Martin Mayhew were fired last week, said he was staying positive. “I understand from Bill [Keenist, the Lions’ PR maven] that there was a quote out there that said…

PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Week Nine picks

The Lions fired General Manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand on Thursday in moves that signal a change in direction for the organization after a 1-7 start to this season. On Friday’s PFT Live, Mike Florio will talk to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about what that change will look like. They’ll…

Lions players know firings could be the start of “big” changes

Lions players might have been surprised by the news that team president Tom Lewand and General Manager Martin Mayhew were fired yesterday. But the ones who have been around the league know that now no one is safe in Detroit. Via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press, some players found out when asked by reporters,…

The Detroit Lions Are An Even Sadder Franchise Than You Thought

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

The Detroit Lions expected to be a playoff team this year. Instead, they’re 1-7, and today owner Martha Ford began assessing blame for their failure, firing GM Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand. The Lions coaching staff, including head coach Jim Caldwell, is reportedly safe. Read more...

N.F.L. Roundup: After Sharp Fall, the Lions Make Changes at the Top

The Lions, 1-7 this season after reaching the playoffs last season, fired the team president Tom Lewand and the general manager Martin Mayhew.

Owner Martha Ford Sends Message: 'Same Old Lions' Out, New Era Beginning

Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford has fired general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand, per ESPN's Adam Schefter —and out with them go the last vestiges of the way the Lions used to do things. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport,...Show More Summary

Could Lions move on from Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford in 2016?

Amid sweeping, dramatic changes to the front office on Thursday, major changes lie ahead for the  Detroit Lions. Yes, there's the matter of replacing president Tom Lewand and GM Martin Mayhew on a permanent basis, and the status of head...Show More Summary

A lot of Lions fans are volunteering to take over as president and GM

We spoke to one. The Detroit Lions kicked off Thursday by firing GM Martin Mayhew, team president Tom Lewand and just about everybody in the organization not named Jim Caldwell. Lions fans quickly stepped up and heroically offered to grab hold of the team's reins. @Lions I hear you're looking for a new gm or president. Show More Summary

Detroit Lions Fire GM Mayhew And President Lewand

The Detroit Lions have made a major change to their organization after a 1-7 start. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, they have fired general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand. 50-year-old Martin Mayhew joined the Detroit Lions front office in 2001 and was promoted to general manager in 2008. Show More Summary

Lions owner Martha Ford: Our fans deserve a winning team

Lions owner Martha Ford said today that the fans of Detroit deserve a better football product than they’ve seen this season, and that’s why President Tom Lewand and General Manager Martin Mayhew were fired today. “We are very disappointed with the results of the season so far and believe a change in leadership was necessary,”…

Detroit Lions fire team president and GM: report

A person familiar with the decision says the Detroit Lions have fired president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew. The person spoke with The Associated Press on Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the moves. ESPN first reported the firings. Lewand...

Martin Mayhew, Tom Lewand Fired by Lions: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Detroit Lions aren't waiting until the offseason to begin sweeping organizational changes. General manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand were fired Thursday after the team's 1-7 start. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news. Show More Summary

Lions fire general manager, president in midseason shakeup

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The Detroit Lions fired General Manager Martin Mayhew and President Tom Lewand on Thursday, continuing the NFL’s unusual 2015  trend of midseason firings. [Patience at a premium in today’s NFL] The Lions, who are 1-7, are using their bye week to usher out Mayhew and Lewant, who have run the team’s football operations since Matt […]

AP Source: Detroit Lions Fire Team President and GM

A person familiar with the decision says the Detroit Lions have fired president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew.

The Lions are pretty much firing everyone but Jim Caldwell

Per a report, Detroit's bosses are walking through the building and deciding "who stays and who goes." The Detroit Lions have fired general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand, reports ESPN Adam's Schefter. Mayhew has been with the Lions since 2001 and has served as the team's general manager since December, 2008. Show More Summary

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