Reports: Anthony Lynn hired as Lions’ offensive coordinator

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Not only after the Lions announced Aaron Glenn as their new defensive coordinator, multiple reports indicate the team is in agreement to make Anthony Lynn the offensive coordinator.

New Lions head coach Dan Campbell and Glenn played for Bill Parcells in Dallas when Lynn was there as a running backs coach.

Lynn also spoke to the Seahawks about their offensive coordinator opening.

Lynn spent the past four seasons as the Chargers’ head coach, going 33-31 before he was fired after the 2020 season. The Chargers fielded a top-11 offense all four seasons Lynn was there.

The Bills finished 16th in yards and 10th in points in 2016 when Lynn was their offensive coordinator.

For most of his 21-year coaching career, Lynn worked as a running backs coach.

Glenn arrives in Detroit after five seasons as the secondary coach for the Saints. He brings to the Lions more than 24 years of experience in the NFL, including 15 years as a defensive back.

17 responses to “Reports: Anthony Lynn hired as Lions’ offensive coordinator

  1. I’m so confused. When a person in power hires his white friends or trusted white colleagues, you scream CRONYISM!!! So what’s it called when a person in power hires two friends/trusted colleagues that just happens to be African-American?

    Where are your soapbox rants about “cronyism”?

  2. Once they trade Stafford, Lynn will put Tyrod Taylor in as the starting QB. How do you hire a guy that wanted to to start Taylor over Herbert.

  3. akira1971 says:
    January 23, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    I’m so confused. When a person in power hires his white friends or trusted white colleagues, you scream CRONYISM!!! So what’s it called when a person in power hires two friends/trusted colleagues that just happens to be African-American?

    Where are your soapbox rants about “cronyism”?
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    It happens to be rare

  4. So Lynn is hired the the same day Statueford requested traded. Even Detroit can’t screw that up (yeah I know). Lynn said I am in if you get new QB. So they gave Statueford option of do you want to put it out there that you want to be traded or should we put it out there that you are available.

  5. Is this the same guy that didn’t want to play Herbert in favor of Tyrod Taylor? That deciy cost him his job as HC.

  6. Holy Smokes says:
    January 23, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    No wonder Mathew Stafford wants out

    Except Stafford asked out before any one was hired

  7. I think he should have gotten one more year in LA, then if he didn’t get them to the playoffs, fire him. That team seems on the cusp of being a contender.

    At the very least, I would have hired some offensive boy-genius. Instead, the get a DC who had some of the best defensive talent of all teams. At the very least, the Charger’s defense should improve.

    But their future depends on how Herbert develops. I would have given Lynn one more year to try his hand at that.

  8. midunno2012 says:

    January 23, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Lynn should’ve been given more time with the Chargers…
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    Hes 12-20 over the last 2 years and losing close games became the norm for them so why would you waste more time with him and waste year 2 of Herbert? That would make no sense

  9. There are at least 10 other coaches that would have had the Chargers in the playoffs with that talent that Lynn was coaching.

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