According to reports, on Tuesday night, the Detroit Lions flew to Ramsay University’s Principal Brad Holmes as a scout for the second interview for the position of general manager. He became the first candidate to conduct a second interview and establish himself as a finalist.
But according to Albert Breer of MMQB, he is not alone. Blair said the Lions wants at least four candidates to follow up face-to-face: Colts Assistant General Manager Ed Dodds, Saints’ Vice President/Assistant Assistant Terry Fonteno Special, Saint’s Vice President/Assistant University Assistant GM Jeff Ireland and Vikings Assistant General Manager George Paton (George Paton).
The most popular Dodds (Dodds) just completed an interview with the team on Tuesday. He may be a serious candidate after he emerged from the Panthers job earlier this week.
As for the Saints duo of Fonteno and Ireland, at least Fonteno is considered the finalist for the Atlanta Falcons work, and reportedly narrowed the search to Fonteno, Holmes and the former Texas General Motors General Manager Rick Smith. Ireland accepted an interview with “Black Panther”
The Lions will also participate in Payton’s game. The Vikings assistant general manager conducted a second interview with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday because they were looking for them. Detroit, considering Peyton’s acquaintance with Chris Spielman (Chris Spielman), might fight alongside him because he works alongside his brother Vikings GM.
An interesting note about these finalists is that until the Saints are eliminated from the playoffs, or until the week between the conference championship game and the Super Bowl, whichever comes first, the Lions can interview Fonteno and Ireland. However, Payton and Dodds can bring in at any time.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explained on Tuesday that even if the Rams are still in the playoffs, the reason the Lions were able to bring Holmes to the second interview is:
Quick explanation at the bottom of the story: Brad Holmes can talk to the Lions in person because he is not in the Rams’ residence (living in Atlanta). If the Lions wants to interview one of the saints again, they must wait until they lose https://t.co/gu4NXU7mkW
-Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 12, 2021
Therefore, if Lions truly consider Fontenot or Ireland as serious candidates, the search may not continue for another two weeks. Last week, team president Rod Wood stated that if they have to wait for a suitable candidate, they will.
“If we find the right person that way, we are willing to wait, yes. Our process has no deadline.”