‘Leader in the clubhouse’ emerges for Detroit Lions GM vacancy

It took the Detroit Lions a few years longer than I lobbied for, but they finally decided to fire general manager Bob Quinn after he somehow managed to make the Lions roster worse than it was when he began.

Now, the question is, who will the Lions hire to call the roster-building shots moving forward?

As of now, we know of seven candidates who have already interviewed for the Lions GM opening and according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, it sounds like there is a leader in the clubhouse.

That candidate is former Lions scout and Atlanta Falcons GM, Robert Dimitroff.

From Detroit Free Press:

The name people around the NFL view as the leader in the clubhouse — and to be clear, this is not coming directly from Lions sources, but rather rumblings from connected sources throughout the league — is (Robert) Dimitroff, the former Lions scout in the mid-90s who spent 12-plus season as Atlanta Falcons GM until he was fired earlier this year.

Personally, Dimitroff is No. 2 on my wish list behind former Houston Texans GM Rick Smith, but I would certainly be ok with the Falcons former GM getting the job if Smith says no.

What do you think?

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