Brad Holmes explains why he took GM position with Detroit Lions

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Following their Thanksgiving Day debacle, the Detroit Lions decided it was time to move on from general manager Bob Quinn and head coach, Matt Patricia.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Lions will officially introduce their new general manager, Brad Holmes. Holmes, who is 41, formerly worked for the Los Angeles Rams as their director of college scouting.

In a recent interview with Tim Twentyman, Holmes explained why he decided to accept the Lions’ offer to be their next general manager.

From Detroit Lions:

“My first interview with the Lions, I got off and I told my wife, I said, ‘I wasn’t expecting that.’ I had already been through an interview the day before and I thought it was going to be very similar, but it felt completely different,” Holmes said.

“I’ve always used the analogy that I felt like we were sitting around a fireplace just getting to know each other. I truly believe that is the mindset and vision of Mrs. Hamp. She just has a genuine soul. When I got off that call I just said, ‘she’s who you want to win for.’ She just has that type of spirit.

“It was just a first-class process every step of the way with the dialogue, all the way up to (last) Wednesday, when I was awarded the job. It’s been first class and it just felt right. I’m just so excited and I can’t wait to get started.”

Nation, are you as excited about Brad Holmes as he is about being the GM for the Lions?