I think it's possible that those who are grumbling about Mayhew's decisions thus far are just looking for something to complain about. It's possible. The Lions organization has been the laughingstock of professional sports for the last 10 years, minimum. This being the case, a heavy amount of skepticism would be justified. However, the measurables coming in from the free agents, trades, draft, and now the signing of Foote are positives. The coaches (linehan, cunningham, schwartz) have all been a part of winning programs before (at higher levels than a position coach) and seem to be excited about what's gone on. You could paint that as putting on a brave face, but I don't think so. I'd cite Linehan's comments about Pettigrew in the papers this morning as evidence. I'm choosing to be hopeful about these moves, despite a lifetime of evidence to the contrary. I'm choosing to give Mayhew a chance to turn this battleship around after years of neglect and inane leadership. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.