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  1. I kind of like the idea of Campbell. I was preparing to be completely bored with Lewis or Bowles. I like the idea of a young high energy, rah rah type of coach. I have no idea if he's any good at game planning or assembling a good staff but I do think he'll be the type of coach that players play really hard for, similar to Saleh in a sense. I just wish they paired the inexperienced coach with an experienced GM. This carries a ton of risk and I'm a bit surprised that they're going in this direction after Quinntricia from an experience standpoint.
  2. Looks like the Lions are the bridesmaid again. The popular or experienced candidates aren't always the most successful ones but it seems like the Lions are getting the scraps again. Bowles or Lewis seem likely now. I guess Holmes/Lewis wouldn't be all that bad. Disappointing considering all the other names out there but it is what it is. At this point, I might actually be leaning towards Bevell considering the available options.
  3. You said plainly "This is Spielman's Team" without any context. How else am I supposed to interpret that outside of you speculating that he has full control? Of course he will have input. He, Wood and Sheila are working as a committee and I'm sure Spielman's input is valued but the new GM will have a big say in who the next coach will be and yes, a part of that decision made by Holmes will be based on opinion from Spielman but Holmes will/should have a big voice in the coach hiring process.
  4. What do you take issue with? I said the GM is going to have a big say in the coach hire and you're saying, no no no it's Spielman's team, so care to elaborate? How is this Spielman's team if he's just an advisor and gives his input? You think he has full control of personnel decisions? You think Holmes won't have a say in the hiring process?
  5. Not it's not. He's not the Team President unless we're being lied to. He's an advisor. If this is indeed Spielman's team then I can understand why no veteran GM would want to come here and they essentially hired a puppet if what you say is true that this is Spielman's team and that Spielman has control of personnel decisions.
  6. He's the GM, he should hire the coach. Part of his job, a big part, is assembling a staff that sets forth his vision.
  7. Yeah, I'm hopeful on that front and he was sought after especially by Atlanta so I think they wanted to jump on Holmes before Atlanta scooped him up. I'd be very interested to see who he hires as coach. They almost have to go with experience, no? In that case, Lewis and Bowles would seem to be the frontrunners.
  8. Spielman is inexperienced himself. They really needed an experienced guy to fix this giant mess. This is a tough gig for a guy to jump from college scouting to GM.
  9. "Meteoric Rise" sums it up. I figured after Quinn that they'd want a more experienced guy. This is a real risk IMO. I'm guessing the coach will be Smith or Lewis now. Not a big fan of this but hope for the best, as always.
  10. This is what I touched on when people were talking about the Lions being the least desirable job. GMs are really big on two things, money and especially power. Very few owners are as hands off as Lions owners so GMs know coming in that they will have full autonomy to bring in their people. The Wild Card is Spielman. My one worry with Spielman in the GM search is if GMs saw him as the GM In Waiting if they falter so it's important that they give the prospective GMs full transparency on what Spielman's role is.
  11. It's all fluff pieces but Dodds has a real impressive resume in two different places as a guy who was involved heavily in the process, apparently, so there's meat on this bone. Holmes is a bit more an unknown although he appears to be highly regarded as an up and comer.
  12. Stuff like this just serves to get my hopes up even further only to be dashed when the Lions look elsewhere, although I'd be fine with Holmes. I've had Dodds on my radar for a few years so it would be real frustrating if he's available and the Lions don't seal the deal although it's possible that he may not want the Lions of course. Now that Fontenot is likely out, hopefully a decision will be made sooner than later. I don't see the need to wait on Ireland if it risks them losing out on the more desired candidates.
  13. Oladipo got traded to the Rockets as well for Levert and a 1st I believe. To add to all the Kyrie/COVID protocol drama the NBA is nuts, in a good way.
  14. Jets fans are losing their minds on their message board. I've made it clear that Saleh is my #1 coaching choice but I'm not jumping off a ledge if he doesn't land with the Lions. With that said, if it's not Dodds/Saleh, I'm going to freak the **** out. 😉
  15. Dimitroff has a lot of misses in recent times and that defense is really bad. Not too hot on him. You're right about Lewis likely being connected to Holmes. The rumors are that the Lions want an experienced coach if Holmes is the hire and Lewis (and Bowles) are the only two experienced guys I can think of that they interviewed. If Dodds was the pick, I'd think that Bevell or Campbell would be the coach because of their connection.
  16. Paton gone, Saleh likely gone. This is part of the problem with waiting too long. I like that they are being thorough but the time for urgency is near. It seems likely that it will be the Holmes/Lewis duo. Not really a fan especially Lewis but hope for the best.
  17. I don't know if there's any validity to this but here you go... https://www.prideofdetroit.com/2021/1/13/22228601/detroit-lions-gm-search-kevin-colbert-rumor-steelers-offer Food for thought at the very least. I'm sure Colbert is using the Lions to force a raise from the Steelers but give credit to the Lions for trying. I'd be fine with any of Colbert, Dodds or Paton. I want a GM with proven success.
  18. Saleh going for a 2nd interview with the Jets pretty much ruling him out here. Holmes coming in for a 2nd, in person interview. I've been fixated on the Dodds/Saleh combo so it's more my own personal disappointment. Not that Holmes would be a bad hire or that Saleh is the next Belichick. We'll see what happens. I'm sure there will be more twists and turns
  19. It does. I like that they are taking their time but none of the news coming out today is particularly encouraging. Then again, the best candidates on paper don't always turn out to be the best hires so we'll see.
  20. Only one vacancy has been filled so far and it was just a GM hire. I get what you're saying but it applies to just about every team in this case. Quite frankly, it's nice to see the Lions honor the process and do their due diligence. I don't remember the last time the Lions undertook a process this thorough. Also, Wood made it clear that they are looking to hire a GM and coach that are connected so essentially, it's a two for one package. That takes time.
  21. The Dodds interview is today so it'll be interesting to see what comes out of it. It seems like we'll know Saleh's fate soon with the Jets having the in person interview today so we can move on either way. The GM hire is more important anyway so if Bevell comes with Dodds, so be it.
  22. If the rumors are true, they didn't like Saleh very much so don't get your hopes up. This will also eliminate Dodds in all likelihood. I'm expecting Paton/Lewis or Bevell.
  23. He also just came off of a really serious hip injury going through a Covid ravaged camp that hurt a lot of young players. I'm not huge on Tua's upside but this season was always going to be a write off for him, it's a minor miracle that he played at all this season.
  24. Devonta freaking Smith ya'll. This draft is absolutely loaded with high end offensive talent. I know the Lions have huge defensive needs but I'm not passing up on Chase or Smith if they drop to 7. Parsons might be the lone exception. Can you imagine one of those stud receivers lined up alongside Golladay (I'm assuming he'll be signed) with Hockenson in the middle and Swift running the ball? Screw defense, just outscore everybody.
  25. The guy won a Super Bowl recently with a backup QB who has stunk everywhere else and overachieved last season with a team that had injuries all over the place. Somebody will hire him pretty quickly I'd imagine despite recent events painting him in a negative light. Not saying that he'd be my top choice for the Lions though.
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