Tom Lewand

Tom Lewand

Former NFL Executive

Analysis

Lions Goal Should Set Higher Goals Than Making Playoffs

The Detroit Lions haven’t won a playoff game in over 30 years, despite having some incredible talents on their roster and putting together some quality teams during that stretch. As this season’s Lions continue fighting for one of the final playoff spots in the NFC this season, former team president Tom Lewand reflects on the […]

Analysis

Lions’ Playoff Hopes, Dan Campbell’s Rare Leadership Skills

Whem Tom Lewand was starting as the president of the Detriot Lions in the late 2000s, he had a veteran tight end on his roster named Dan Campbell. With Campbell now the head coach of those Lions, and leading them on a late run toward a potential playoff berth, Lewand sits down with Jade McCarthy […]

Analysis

Examining the Deshaun Watson Case Through the Eyes of an Arbiter

As Deshaun Watson, the NFL, and NFLPA enter their third day of disciplinary hearings, it is interesting to consider Watson’s situation and disciplinary decision from the perspective of the NFL’s impartial arbitrator, Judge Sue L. Robinson. It is particularly compelling because this is the first time under the Personal Conduct Policy that a disciplinary decision […]

Breakdowns

Beyond X’s and O’s: Future Head Coaches Need These Intangibles

As President of the Detroit Lions from 2006-2015, I had the opportunity to lead two head coaching searches with General Manager Martin Mayhew that resulted in the hirings of Jim Schwartz and Jim Caldwell. The first search process I was a part of in 1997 brought Bobby Ross to Detroit. I also participated in two […]

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