A repeat of last year’s 4-12 record could lead to a house-cleaning in Detroit, and Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew says he’s trying to make sure he stays off the hot seat.
“The heat on the seat varies from week to week,” Mayhew said of life as an NFL G.M., via the Detroit News. “A lot of seats are cool right now that could be hot come January. We’ll see what happens. I am certainly going to work as hard as I can to keep my seat cool.”
Mayhew said this year’s Lions are the “biggest and most athletic” team he has assembled in his five years overseeing the personnel department.
“I am really excited about this season and about this football team,” he said. “I think we have a real positive energy in the locker room. Guys showed up in great shape and are working really hard.”
If Mayhew is right in his assessment of his roster, the Lions will look a lot more like the 2011 playoff team than the 2012 last-pace team. And Mayhew will not be on the hot seat at the end of the year.