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Mayhew Pilots Lions' Resurgence

Martin Mayhew (Leon Halip/Getty)

Matt Millen didn't leave the cupboard totally bare in Detroit but Martin Mayhew quickly has built a winner. Mayhew has not only drafted well, but has used the other methods available to him for acquiring talent (including 20 trades) to construct a solid roster.

Anointing someone for one of the NFL's prestigious annual awards at the quarter-pole of any season is risky business, to be sure, but singling out Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew as an early frontrunner for the league's executive of the year honor even at this early juncture of the campaign might be a no-brainer. Watch those catchy Chrysler television commercials heralding the rebirth of...

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