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Report: Anthony Blevins candidate for Lions, Vikings special teams coordinator

The Lions and Vikings may be competing for the same assistant coach. According to a report from Jordan Raanan of ESPN, Giants assistant defensive backs coach Anthony Blevins has interviewed with both teams for their vacancy at special teams coordinator. Blevins started in New York as an assistant special teams coach in 2018 under then-head [more]

Report: Lions hire Aubrey Pleasant as secondary coach/passing game coordinator

Aubrey Pleasant is leaving the Rams to become the Lions’ secondary coach and passing game coordinator, Steve Wyche of NFL Media reports. New Lions General Manager Brad Holmes, who formerly worked for the Rams, already hired Ray Agnew from the Rams to be assistant General Manager. Pleasant spent four seasons with the Rams coaching the [more]

Duce Staley joining Lions coaching staff

Duce Staley asked the Eagles to let him out of his contract so that he could pursue coaching opportunities with other teams and it didn’t take him long to land one. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Staley will be the assistant head coach and running backs coach with the Lions. He held the [more]

Report: Aubrey Pleasant interviewing with Lions

The Lions are interviewing Rams cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant to be their secondary coach, Steve Wyche of NFL Media reports. New Lions General Manager Brad Holmes continues to look to his former team. The Lions already have hired Ray Agnew from the Rams to be their assistant General Manager. Pleasant spent four seasons with the [more]

Report: Lions hiring Ray Agnew as assistant G.M.

First-time General Manager Brad Holmes is surrounding himself with both experience and familiarity. He not only is hiring John Dorsey to work in the team’s front office but also bringing Ray Agnew with him. NFL Media reports Agnew will serve as assistant General Manager. Agnew worked alongside Holmes with the Rams. It also means the [more]

John Dorsey is expected to join Lions front office

Detroit is adding another voice to its front office. Former Chiefs and Browns General Manager John Dorsey is expected to join the Lions, per multiple reports. According to Albert Breer of SI.com, Dorsey’s title will be senior personnel executive. Dorsey served as Kansas City’s G.M. from 2013-2016 and followed that with his stint in Cleveland [more]

Trades can be arranged now, but they’re not official until March 17

With the Lions agreeing to try to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford and with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson possibly asking for a trade of his own, it makes sense for an annual (or so) refresher on how trades work in January and February. Teams can strike unofficial deals now; there’s nothing that prevents them from doing [more]

What’s next for Matthew Stafford?

After a dozen seasons in Detroit, quarterback Matthew Stafford will be moving on. So where will he go? Plenty of teams will be interested, especially with a contract that pays out only $20 million in 2021. (He may want a new deal on the way through the door, however.) Despite being only a one-time Pro [more]

Report: Matthew Stafford asks for trade, Lions plan to accommodate him

Matthew Stafford is on the way out in Detroit. Stafford told the team he wants to be traded and the Lions plan to trade him, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. The Lions are beginning yet another rebuild after the disastrous tenure of former General Manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia. With new G.M. [more]

Reports: Anthony Lynn hired as Lions’ offensive coordinator

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 [more]

Report: Lions interview John Morton for offensive coordinator

The Lions have interviewed Raiders senior offensive assistant John Morton for their offensive coordinator position, Vinny Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Lions hired Dan Campbell as head coach earlier this week. They also have shown interest in Steelers receivers coach Ike Hilliard, former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and Bills quarterbacks coach [more]

Dan Campbell says Lions’ players matter more than the system

Dan Campbell is a rarity in that he’s becoming a head coach without ever having been a coordinator. Which has some asking what kind of system Campbell will run in Detroit. Campbell says the answer is that it’s not about the system. It’s about the players. “I’m not a system guy,” Campbell said, via the [more]

Report: Matt Patricia returning to Patriots

Former Lions head coach Matt Patricia is reportedly headed back to New England. Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports that Patricia will be joining the Patriots to assist the coaching staff in a variety of roles. There’s no word on what kind of title Patricia will have in his return to the team. Patricia [more]

It’s time to ditch the coat-and-tie coach press conferences

It’s business suit season in the NFL. It shouldn’t be. When coaches are hired to run NFL teams, they show up for their introductory press conferences in suits. That’s the way it is, because that’s the way it’s always been. But why does it have to keep being that way? Coaches don’t wear suits on [more]

Ken Dorsey, Ike Hilliard, Anthony Lynn in mix for Lions offensive coordinator

The Lions have their new head coach in place, but they still need to find someone to run the offense on Dan Campbell’s staff. Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban interviewed for the offensive coordinator job this week and reports have identified three others who are in the mix for the job. Albert Breer of SI.com [more]

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