How can we forget the good old days of Marty “The Bar is High” Mornhinweg riding his Harley into the sunset? But that particular phrase has been making its way around the Lions community as of late in relation to Martin Mayhew. With the Superbowl coming up, it brings into focus what makes a GM successful? The reality is, the success or failure of a GM in the NFL is ultimately decided based on wins and losses – no matter what our wide range of personal feelings may be. How many wins and how soon? Was last season a success or failure? Why?
Maddening, isn’t it? So many perspectives, so little time…
- Was Mayhew a successful GM last season? Did his moves/wins equal an improvement for this franchise over where it was when he took over. (While I like his trade of Roy Williams, since I’m not pegging him with 0-16, I can’t give him total credit for that on his resume. Good and bad together…)
- What would it take in terms of wins, moves, etc. for you to consider Martin Mayhew as a good GM making progress in the 2010 season?
I’ve seen lots of reasons, ideas, and thoughts on this but wanted to get the take of you, my readers, as your ideas are typically relevant and well thought out. What do YOU think would equal success as the Lions progress through the ifseason and through 2010?? I’ll compile everyone’s ideas into a definition of “successful” with several subpoints, and then we will see how Martin Mayhew and Co. score at the end of next season. I’ll give you one of mine:
Fix the LG position. FA, Draft, doesn’t matter. Fix it. Yesterday.
This will be lots of fun to compile, and even better to look at next ifseason (good or bad). I haven’t forgotten about our “30 Locks” from last preseason — I’m actually going through them right now, and will be looking at them in relation to this year’s exected roster turnover.