Report: Bill Lazor headed to Detroit with Jim Caldwell

AP

Jim Caldwell’s apparently wasting no time assembling a staff in Detroit.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Eagles quarterback coach Bill Lazor is lined up to be Caldwell’s offensive coordinator.

Lazor had previously interviewed with the Dolphins, and given the success of the Eagles offense and the development of quarterback Nick Foles, interest is natural.

The 41-year-old Lazor has also worked for the Falcons, Redskins and Seahawks, but was offensive coordinator at Virginia when Chip Kelly plucked him away for his first Eagles staff.

He’ll have a talented cast to work with in Detroit, walking into a situation with an established quarterback and perhaps the best receiver in the game, in Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson.

26 responses to “Report: Bill Lazor headed to Detroit with Jim Caldwell

  1. Yes I agree, I was not for this pick at first but I am warming up to it more and more. First off he wanted to be here and work with this group of guys. Plus he seems to be bringing a darn good hungry young staff. Dungy, Polian, and Manning all say he is the right guy. I am optimistic.

  2. If a head coach makes all the right personnel moves, it probably makes gameday a lot easier to manage. How can a team expect to execute plays when mechanics are 50/50. I like this hire. Stafford needs to become a little more Flacco and a lot less Favre.

  3. Who in there right mind would want to leave a really good up and coming team and a great coach to coach in Detroit?

  4. It’s also important to remember that Detroit’s secondary has major issues as well. The NFL isn’t just about passing the ball, it’s about shutting down the opposing passer as well.

    In fact, the year after Caldwell was fired in Indy, the biggest improvement wasn’t in the Colts passer rating (Painter and Collins put up a combined 70.4 rating vs. Luck’s 74 in 2012), but in their pass defense under Pagano, which reduced their opponent’s combined passer rating by almost 14 points from 2011 to 2012.

  5. Wow all these people who were hating on the Caldwell hire as a head coach who has been a successful head coach and a gr8 QB coach (he had some struggles with play calling this year which was more Juan Castillos fault for destroying our offensive line), are all of a sudden praising the hire…why? Because a one year QB coach of the eagles was hired?? It didn’t matter that Caldwell took his team to the Super Bowl as a head coach and then last year as QB. Coach and O Coordinator, but throw in a 1 year QB coach from the eagles and this makes it a good hire smh. Give. Caldwell his props for who he is, not who he hired,

  6. Right now, Caldwell’s killing Whisenhunt in the staff assembly department. Lazor has been a secret rising star in the coaching ranks, and hiring one of the Baltimore defensive guys to run that side of the ball instead of another cover 2 flunky might show he’s grown a bit. Saying he rode Peyton Manning isn’t anymore ridiculous than saying Whisenhunt rode Warner to his, and Peyton’s only been there twice, so it’s not like he’s not had a reputation for playoff failings of his own. We all know some guys who take over a successful program (Richie Petitbon, Ray Handley, etc) can’t do that.

  7. It was well documented Foles put in more work than anyone else in the Eagles facility. I think it could be a great hire for Stafford but the question comes down to does he want to be coached?

  8. way to let that opportunity pass you by, dolphins. also just saw we couldn’t secure mcadoo, either. why don’t they just see if Dan Henning will come back again?

  9. kahunanc says:
    Jan 14, 2014 10:25 PM
    Who is Chip Kelley ? What has he won ? Offensive statistics bowl ?

    Well, you probably can’t remember back all the way to when the eagles displaced the first place (at the time) Lions by smacking their a**es in the snow about 4-5 weeks ago?

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