Lions lining up interviews with Eric Bieniemy, Robert Saleh, Arthur Smith, and Dan Campbell

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The Lions haven’t landed a new General Manager yet, but they are moving forward with interviews for their next head coach.

According to multiple reports, the team has reached out to set up interviews with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, and Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports that Bieniemy will have a remote interview with the team on Monday. Interim head coach Darrell Bevell is set to interview for the full-time job Tuesday with Saleh’s meeting set for Thursday and the others will come next week.

Campbell is the only member of the group with head coaching experience. He was 5-7 as the interim head coach of the Dolphins in 2015.

7 responses to “Lions lining up interviews with Eric Bieniemy, Robert Saleh, Arthur Smith, and Dan Campbell

  1. Don’t take this job if you are an up and comer. Not unless they hire a good GM that has full control of the team. I can’t remember a good time to take this team over. They have had some of the greatest athletes in Barry Sander and Calvin Johnson and both left angry with the franchise.

  2. Cheap ball under the Ford Ownership has been the mode of operation for over 50 years. The so called 50 year curse was that of the ownership wanted to make the most money for the least investment. They ruined this franchise not the previous coaches and players.
    If the prospective GM cant evaluate both team needs. talent and have the ability to get rid of the rift raft on this team, then why take the job?

  3. Whoever coaches needs to move on from Stafford and develop a hard nosed running team that can control the clock, help the defense get better and develop a young QB through the draft, or a veteran like Minshew, Trubiskey, Carr or someone that needs a fresh start.

  4. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    January 4, 2021 at 4:13 pm
    Whoever coaches needs to move on from Stafford and develop a hard nosed running team that can control the clock, help the defense get better and develop a young QB through the draft, or a veteran like Minshew, Trubiskey, Carr or someone that needs a fresh start.
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    The Lions need to focus on the “D”. The offense is fine, maybe need at WR, depending on FA. Minshew, Trubisky……are you kidding? Carr is decent but Stafford is better.

    FA and the draft focus should be defense, defense, defense.

  5. No I am not kidding. Stafford has talent but doesnt win and needs a fresh start with another team. As long as he stays QB, the Lions will never develop a running game that will help him win. The defense needs more talent yes but a hard nose running game will help as well. Biscuit, Carr, Minshew and other QBs need fresh starts as well and with a running game, they can develop.

    Whats wrong with Arthur Smith ? He turned underachiever Derrick Henry into an All-Pro. No reason to think he couldnt build a better run-oriented line and running game in Detroit.

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