Detroit Pick Up 3 Time NFL Head Coach As Defensive Assistant Coach
The Detroit Lions are not just looking at beefing up the team's defense but adding an assistant defensive coach that was head coach of 3 different NFL teams.
The Detroit Lions Are Still Building
Since Lion's head coach, Dan Campbell stepped in two years ago, the team has been re-building players and coaches. You can see the difference between the 2021 and 2022 seasons and the results are going in the right direction.
Kudos to Dan Campbell on bringing in offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and kudos to ownership on paying this guy to stick around. Johnson has been a huge asset to Lion's success offensively and I am so glad he is staying in Detroit.
Getting former Michigan Wolverine defenseman Aidan Hutchinson turned about to be a great decision but he needs more help on the defensive side of the ball. I thought he was going to be too small for the NFL but he proved me wrong and I believe he will only get better especially if he gets surrounded by more high-level players on defense.
Detroit Lions Hire 3 Time NFL Head Coach as Assistant Defensive Coach
It's no secret the Detroit Lion's defense has struggled in the past two seasons but there were a lot of positives near the end of the 2022 season to build on.
The Lions made a bold move in hiring three-time NFL coach John Fox as a senior defensive assistant which was what he was doing last season for the Indianapolis Colts. Fox formerly coached the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, and most recently the Chicago Bears. Fox lead both the Panthers and the Broncos to Super Bowls. Fox will work to help defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn to get this defense better at stopping the run, quarterback sneaks, and hopefully get the defensive backs as deep as possible with a few of those draft picks and free agent moves.