Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Lions GM trying to avoid the hot seat


The Detroit Lions had a break out season that ended up looking more like a fluke after following it up with a sub par 4-12 season. It shouldn’t be discredited that the Lions play in an extremely tough division as well, cornerback Chris Houston thought impending free agents played a role in their lackluster season.

If the Lions slip again, general manager Martin Mayhew could be on the chopping block.

“The heat on the seat varies from week to week,” Mayhew said, 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.”

“We’ve moved forward,” Mayhew said. “We learned a lot from last year, and we’re going to take those lessons into this season and have a more successful season.”

The Lions made some offseason moves like acquiring running back Reggie Bush and are hoping to rebound.

“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.”

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