The Detroit Lions hired Brad Holmes (Brad Holmes), a scout from Los Angeles Rams University, as the team’s new general manager.
Holmes became the second black general manager in the history of the team after Martin Mayhew. Martin Mayhew served as the general manager of the team from 2009 to 2015.
As part of the NFL’s new recruitment plan, the Rams will become the first team to win two third-round compensatory drafts.
Lions owner Shelia Ford Hamp said in a statement: “When we started this process a few weeks ago, it was vital that we found the right person to meet Our vision for this team.”
“Obviously, Brad is a mature leader and ready for this opportunity.”
Holmes initially interviewed Detroit on January 6, and then personally interviewed on Wednesday. A North Carolina A&T graduate-he majored in journalism and mass communication-has spent his entire career with the Rams.
He started as a public relations intern in 2003, then switched to investigative work, and was gradually promoted to the position of university detective director. He will now succeed Bob Quinn, who was fired by Lions in November after working for nearly five years.
The director of scouting at the Rams’ college is the NFL player of the year taken during the two-term tenure, Alan Donald, took over Cooper Cooper, safety John Johnson III, guard Samson Eberkam, tight ends Defensive players of Taylor Higby and Gerald Everett, ran back to Todd Gurley and quarterback Jared Goff.
Holmes told the team’s website in 2019: “First of all, we need to have passionate players. We talk about being good teammates and being a closely connected team. We talk about perseverance. We want smart players, instinctive players, explosive players. .
“These are the pillars that we are looking for among the Rams football players. You are smart. You have instincts. You have explosive power. These are the core elements we are looking for, and they are also key factors.”
We just had an exciting call with Brad Holmes, and of course it ended with Les and Brad breaking the draft… which led me to ask Les when he first learned that Brad had “success” When…. @狮迷- was resisted… he was built for this! (Oh, please comment at the end) pic.twitter.com/AquGmgQwjJ
-KHS (araKaraHenderson) January 14, 2021
The 41-year-old Holmes (Hormes) may change his vision because he did have five head coaches and four general managers during his time in the Rams, but Holmes has found a lot of things for Detroit in progress. .
Lions president Rod Wood said recently: “In some cases, we think this is very unique.” “I won’t share all this information with you, but what I want to say is that they are focused on leadership. Culture, teamwork, understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and what we are really looking for is an openness, tolerance, everyone unites into a team, in short, communication is very important, everyone does it for the Detroit Lions The right thing.
“So, I think the people we are looking for and the people we are interviewing show these characteristics.”
Rams general manager Les Snead told ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry that Holmes has “dynamic intelligence” and he respects the ability to evaluate football players. The team’s chief operating officer Kevin Demoff told Thiry that he can also become a leader away from football fans.
Wood imposes this when describing what the team is looking for-one person leads and unifies all levels of the organization.
Holmes is the nephew of the 1978 Detroit first-round pick Luther Bradley and the son of former Pittsburgh offensive winger Mel Holmes.
Dave told Tiree: “As part of the leadership team on social justice and diversity issues, he has become an important voice in our organization and helps us lead diversity.” One of the valuable voices.”
In the past year, Lions clubs have been at the forefront of NFL diversity issues. They were the first team to protest against Jacob Black’s shooting by canceling practice in August. The day before, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to participate in the playoffs in protest against Black’s shooting.
Ford Hamp’s Yale classmate Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard University and the PBS show “Finding the Roots.” Host.
The Lions interviewed at least 12 people, including their three internal candidates and former general managers Rick Smith (Houston), Thomas Dimitrov (Atlanta) and Jeff Ireland (Miami).
Holmes will report to Fordhamp and Wood.