Martin Mayhew interviewing for Texans G.M. job

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The Texans aren’t wasting any time in their search for a new General Manager.

According to Peter Schrager of NFL Network, former Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew is in Houston to interview for the job created by the surprise firing of Brian Gaine on Friday.

Mayhew’s currently working for the 49ers as their vice president of player personnel.

The former Washington and Tampa Bay cornerback (nine years as a player) has also worked for the Giants after his stint in charge of the Lions.

The Texans also reportedly plan to interview former Browns G.M. Ray Farmer, among the “many” candidates for the job.

15 responses to “Martin Mayhew interviewing for Texans G.M. job

  1. Long Time Lions Fan here. He’s not a terrible GM and his situation in Detroit was one of having to take a few chances to rebuild. But his misses were big and notable – Ebron ahead of Donald and even OBJ. Lack of late round depth. Lack of depth on the roster via FA. Sure, his hands were tied a bit by the big contracts Stafford and CJ, but he wasn’t able to find enough hits to take this team to the next level.

  2. Longtime lions fan here, he def was an upgrade from Millen and had some decent drafts (2013) but the Suh miscalculation and drafting Ebron when you had more pressing needs at offensive tackle(Lewan) , wr Beckham or taking Donald as a contingency plan for Suh did him in. All of those guys made way more sense than Ebron. But like his predecessor he liked his shiny toys and he missed on most of them. Titus Young being the big other miss that comes to mind. If he doesn’t draft Ebron he might still have a job in Detroit.

  3. Given the ownership’s track record and the existence or at least the spirit of the Rooney rule (which I’m not even sure applies to GMs), Mayhew shouldn’t get his hopes up.

  4. The Ebron pick wasn’t even that bad, he just could never stay healthy and, based on his performance last season, was perhaps poorly coached.

  5. PhD says:
    June 9, 2019 at 3:12 pm
    Given the ownership’s track record and the existence or at least the spirit of the Rooney rule (which I’m not even sure applies to GMs), Mayhew shouldn’t get his hopes up.

    you’re aware that Rick Smith was GM of the Texans for the majority of their history, rihgt?

  6. O’Brien came in after the 2-14 disaster that ended Kubiak/Philips era in Houston. He turned them into a playoff contender immediately, although not a serious Super Bowl contender. That bought a lot of credibility in H Town.
    He did it with great defense, a solid kicking game, and just enough offense to get the job done. Given the QB situation, that was all anyone could expect.
    However, that bit of success masked an underlying problem that has since erupted into full view with Watson calling signals; the lack of ability to draft, develop, or keep O line talent.
    Kubiak had assembled a top notch O line at it has since been completely depleted by current management. They let Brooks, Brown, and Ben Jones all walk over salary, others retired due to injury. They’ve tried to replace some in free agency with 2nd stringers – who didn’t come cheap BTW – and failed there. They’ve used some fairly high draft picks for others, and failed miserably to develop them into even average players. This year they’ve drafted 2 men who are at best “projects”, and then signed Matt Kalil (???) to compete for LT. BTW – Kalil is signed to a one year contract that carries the 6th largest cap hit on the entire team.
    O’Brien didn’t cause all this, but he has failed to adapt his coaching, and his precious “complicated offense”, to the realities on the ground. He’s failed to find a O coordinator that can help turn things around. And whatever hand he had in this year’s draft and FA signings looks like at least a short tern failure to me, wasting another year of Watt, Hopkins, Watson. Not to mention that the division looks a lot tougher with Luck and Foles.
    O’Brien is the only guy that has been here for the whole mess. It’s his puppy now, and if he can’t get it house broken the should let him go.

  7. PhD says:

    June 9, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Given the ownership’s track record and the existence or at least the spirit of the Rooney rule (which I’m not even sure applies to GMs), Mayhew shouldn’t get his hopes up.

    and what color do you think Ray Farmer is? both can’t be Rooney rule beards

  8. I wouldn’t doubt he’s taken the chance to reflect and grow since Lions. I think he’s a solid candidate for Houston, or any other.

  9. Lions fans offering confidence in this guy is comical! You’re team has had zero success in six decades and anyone coming through that dumpster fire organization should not be praised by any means!

  10. “Lions fans offering confidence in this guy is comical! You’re team has had zero success in six decades and anyone coming through that dumpster fire organization should not be praised by any means!”

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    You just said that Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson should not be praised by any means. I’m just going to let that sink in without bothering to point out the other flaws in your knee-jerking.

    The fact that the Texans fired Gaine so suddenly and are interviewing so many new candidates is pretty strange. Firing a GM at this time of year means you have your eye on someone, which would mean a quick hire soon after. Since this hasn’t happened (I guess they could be trying to show the appearance of due diligence), it would make me think that something specific happened with Gaine that led them to give him a pink slip, not a long term development of how unhappy they were with what he’s done.

  11. You just said that Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson should not be praised by any means. I’m just going to let that sink in without bothering to point out the other flaws in your knee-jerking.

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    No he didn’t you literally quoted what he said and you rolled in players to a GM discussion article.

  12. biancaneri says:
    June 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    The Ebron pick wasn’t even that bad, he just could never stay healthy and, based on his performance last season, was perhaps poorly coached.

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    Wait, not that bad? The Lions drafted a TE in the first round instead of addressing their terrible O-Line to protect Stafford. Ebron was a complete bust and disaster pick for the Lions. To make matters even worse he goes to the Colts 4-5 years later and becomes a top 5 TE.

    It doesn’t get any worse than that.

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