Ep: 321 – Brad Holmes Hired As Lions General Manager – Detroit Lions Podcast

In this live episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris, Sandman, and Jeff Risdon take a look at the Detroit Lions new hire at General Manager, Brad Holmes. News broke early this afternoon that the Detroit Lions Hired Brad Holmes as the organization’s new GM – a choice we all believe is a huge step in the right direction for this club’s front office.

Detroit Lions Podcast Evaluates The Process

We wanted to start the show out by evaluating the process the team followed in landing Brad Holmes as General Manager. Chris laid out what he was looking for from the organization in his vlog last week, and so far the Lions are delivering. The team was methodical, played no favorites, and landed on a top tier candidate in Brad Holmes as their General Manager. The team was measured, patient, and weren’t swayed by cries that other teams would “steal their guy”. They ran their process and got the GM they were after.

Brad Holmes Shows Skills

While Holmes hasn’t filled the General Manager’s seat previously, he has played a significant role in the ongoing success of the Los Angeles Rams, worked with a number of different coaches, and has helped build a perennial playoff team without having a first round pick in the last four years. He’s known for increasing the value of the Rams draft by trading away higher round picks and nailing his picks in the mid/late rounds – something the Lions are in dire need of currently. Additionally, with Matthew Stafford‘s contract coming to an end in two years, being in a position to generate draft value could be an extreme need for the Lions to move on from Stafford if they need to. There is a lot of work to do in Detroit, and Brad Holmes appears to be the right pick at GM for the Lions current situation.

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Chris is the founder of everything you see here. A former radio presenter and Detroit native, he now resides in sunny California – and like so many of us, he found himself marooned on an island devoid of other Lions fans. After spending a few years in the Detroit Lions Reddit community he decided to start the Detroit Lions Podcast. Its become the #1 Detroit Lions podcast, and regularly ranks with the top podcasts in Detroit. With a mixture of pre-recorded shows, live & recorded phone-ins, and live post-game broadcasts - this is his slice of Honolulu Blue heaven.