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Lions hire Brian Callahan as quarterbacks coach

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Matthew Stafford has a new position coach, and he’s a coach who comes with the endorsement of Peyton Manning.

The Lions have announced that Brian Callahan is their new quarterbacks coach. Callahan previously worked as an offensive assistant in Denver, and Manning has said he believes Callahan has an excellent coaching career ahead of him.

“Brian Callahan is going to be a top-flight quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator, maybe head coach like his dad [Bill] at some point in the near future,” Manning said.

Callahan has spent six seasons as an assistant with the Broncos. He also spent two seasons on the coaching staff at UCLA, where he played quarterback.

The Lions have been without a quarterbacks coach since promoting Jim Bob Cooter from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator last season. Cooter and Callahan were both on the Broncos’ staff in 2013.

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7 Responses to “Lions hire Brian Callahan as quarterbacks coach”
  1. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 15, 2016 11:45 AM

    I was really hoping we could get this guy for my Packers. Not for Aaron. Aaron was perfect. But on the decline. We need to look forward to our next QB, Brendan Dassey, and Callahan would help. Go Pack Go!

  2. metrocritical says: Feb 15, 2016 12:01 PM

    No trades have been made and no players have been drafted yet but it’s mid February and Quinn hasn’t done anything patently objectionable, dumb, weird, curious or outside the bounds of solid football logic. By the standards of our Lions, that’s a pretty good start.

  3. koolaid69 says: Feb 15, 2016 12:08 PM

    It seems like the lions have a new hire every week.

  4. silvercrush33 says: Feb 15, 2016 1:09 PM

    As opposed to when Mayhew/Lewand took over… pretty sure nothing changed. Or if it did, it was promotions from within.

    Considering how that turned out, I would say this is a good sign.

  5. Frum Slum says: Feb 15, 2016 1:41 PM

    Great hire

  6. bobthebillsfan says: Feb 15, 2016 1:48 PM

    After reading the first sentence I have to wonder if PM is going to be the next Tony Dunge. We don’t have enough people in this world giving free advice…..

  7. theaveragecharlie says: Feb 16, 2016 6:52 PM

    Hmmm. He looks just like Matthew Stafford.

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