The Washington Football Team is hiring Martin Mayhew as its new basic supervisor, a supply advised ESPN on Thursday, including one other skilled voice to assist coach Ron Rivera.
Mayhew interviewed with Rivera on Jan. 16 and had lengthy been thought of a robust candidate. Among the many different recognized interviews, Washington additionally spoke with Ryan Cowden, Tennessee’s vp of participant personnel, Nick Polk, Atlanta’s director of soccer operations and JoJo Picket, the Los Angeles Chargers‘ director of participant personnel.
Mayhew had an extended monitor report in entrance workplaces and in addition had earned a popularity for figuring out tips on how to work along with his head coaches. In Washington, Rivera has the ability so the overall supervisor will report back to him. He and Mayhew share the identical agent, however Mayhew additionally brings a wealth of expertise. He served as Detroit‘s basic supervisor from 2008 to ’15 — after eight years within the Lions’ entrance workplace. Rivera has mentioned he needed somebody who additionally might deal with the executive duties of the place.
Washington additionally is anticipated to rent former Carolina basic supervisor Marty Hurney, although his position was not but specified, in response to a supply. These particulars had been nonetheless being labored out Thursday evening. ESPN had beforehand reported that Hurney was anticipated to change into Washington’s GM after he met Monday with Rivera, the primary energy dealer on the soccer facet. Hurney was a part of the group that employed Rivera in Carolina; he was fired in 2012 however returned in ’17 for Rivera’s closing three seasons. Hurney coated the Washington franchise for the Washington Occasions within the late 1980s earlier than becoming a member of the group’s public relations group.
Mayhew was named Detroit’s GM late in 2008 after the Lions completed that season 0-16. Detroit was 8-24 in his first two seasons. The Lions made the postseason in 2011 and ’14, the one two years through which they’d a profitable report throughout his tenure. General, Detroit went 41-63 in his seven-plus seasons.
Mayhew employed Jim Caldwell in 2014 to interchange the primary coach he had signed, Jim Schwartz. Detroit fired Mayhew halfway by the 2015 season. However his hiring of Caldwell paid off: Detroit completed with three profitable seasons in Caldwell’s 4 years with two playoff appearances. It was the primary time Detroit had posted consecutive profitable seasons since 1994-95.
One one who coached underneath Mayhew known as him “sensible, analytical, level-headed” and somebody who stayed calm. He was capable of have disagreements with out it turning into divisive. He additionally mentioned Mayhew typically lacked a intestine really feel for gamers, however felt that problem could possibly be lessened if another person on his workers supplied that high quality.
Mayhew was the New York Giants’ director of soccer operations in 2016 earlier than becoming a member of San Francisco’s entrance workplace a 12 months later. He spent two years as a senior govt and the previous two because the vp of participant personnel.
Mayhew performed 4 years as a defensive again in Washington, profitable a Tremendous Bowl within the 1991 season. His time in Washington was sandwiched between one season in Buffalo and 4 in Tampa Bay.