Lions hire former Texans coordinator George Godsey

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Sometimes when you’re looking for a job, you have to look on the other side of the ball.

According to Albert Breer of, former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey has been hired by the Lions for a job that sounds kind of made up on the fly.

His new title is defensive assistant/special projects. That has a certain air of mystery about it, like he’s a football spy or something.

Godsey worked with Lions General Manager Bob Quinn in New England, providing the hook. But he’s always been on offense, going back to his days as a quarterback at Georgia Tech to his first coaching gig at Central Florida with George O’Leary.

8 responses to “Lions hire former Texans coordinator George Godsey

  1. .
    If you put him on the offensive side of the ball, it would give the impression that he’s vulturing the OC position.

  2. I forget the guy’s name (Castillo maybe?) that was an OL coach for his entire career, and got a Defensive coordinator position. This is not nearly that crazy, but in some cases, looking at defense from an offensive point of view can be beneficial.

  3. I feel sorry for this guy. Although he was awful at calling plays, he was calling them at Bill O’Brien’s direction, and O’Brien doesn’t know the first thing about offense. He took the fall for O’Brien’s disastrous offensive season.

  4. He certainly knows how to keep an offense from moving the ball and scoring, so might not be a bad idea.

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