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Lions GM deserves credit
December 27, 2011 - Burt Angeli
Charlie Casserly, a former National Football League general manager now with CBS Sports, congratulated Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Schwartz “for the incredible turnaround from 0-16 to the playoffs in just three years.”
“This Detroit team is not a one-year wonder,” Casserly wrote on the CBSSports Web site. “As long as (quarterback) Matthew Stafford is healthy they will have a winning team. In taking Stafford he (Mayhew) had to make a decision of selecting him over Mark Sanchez and Josh Freeman.
“To me it was an easy decision to make at the time and the Lions never wavered from their belief that Stafford was the top guy. Up until this year many people favored Freeman and/or Sanchez over Stafford, but now that Stafford has played a full season it is easy to see the difference.”
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