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Detroit Lions hire former Super Bowl winner as offensive coordinator

The Detroit Lions have found their new offensive coordinator. And it’s a Super Bowl winner who had an infamous championship moment against Matt Patricia. Following a disappointing 6-10 record last season, the Detroit Lions needed an injection of energy when it came to their offense. Most believed that change was going to be made at […] Detroit Lions hire former Super Bowl winner as offensive coordinator - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Lions turn to Bevell to help turn around offense

Darrell Bevell joins the Lions after serving as offensive coordinator of the Seahawks from 2011-17.

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Lions hire former Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

The Detroit Lions announced on Wednesday that they have hired former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for the same position. Fired by Seattle after the 2017 season, Bevell is highly regarded in NFL circles. He coached four top-10 scoring offenses in seven seasons as the Seahawks offensive coordinator under Pete Carroll. Prior to that, the 49-year-old Arizona native filled the same position with the Minnesota Vikings from 2006  to '10. Bevell started his career as an...

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Lions PFF grades suggest offense improved dramatically in the trenches

Maybe the Lions’ offensive line was better than we gave it credit for. The reasons for the Detroit Lions’ offensive collapse have already been thoroughly debated. Some blame the poor play-calling and uninspiring schemes—hence the firing of offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. Others look at the skill position players and see a completely depleted unit by the season’s end: No Golden Tate, no Marvin Jones Jr., no Kerryon Johnson, and no tight end worthy of attention in the receiving...

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Detroit Lions free agency: Expiring contracts at edge rusher

Sacks are one thing, pressures are another. Despite success taking down quarterbacks effectively, the Detroit Lions need improvement on the edge. Defense saved the Detroit Lions on many occasions this past season. Even though they were among the top teams in sacks, they were one of the worst pressuring the quarterback. A combination of the […] Detroit Lions free agency: Expiring contracts at edge rusher - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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3 theories on why the Lions are taking so long to hire an OC

We’ve got no news to work with, so IT’S SPECULATION TIME! It’s been a couple days since there have been any rumors about the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator vacancy, and the three people connected to the job have all since been hired by another team. It’s obviously a bit frustrating as a fan to have little idea where the Lions are going with their coaching search, but it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a plan that is still on track happening behind the scenes. That...

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Who could be the next interview for the Lions OC position?

Divisional round reactions and another strange Lions mailbag await on the brand new episode. The musical chairs tightened earlier this week for the Lions on offensive coordinators. Nathaniel Hackett has joined with their divisional rival, and most of the coordinators on radar are gone. So who’s next? What’s next? But that’s not all. We’re football fans, and we want to share our thoughts about a divisional round of football. With four teams left, we’re curious to see where things go...

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Should the Detroit Lions trade for Antonio Brown?

The Detroit Lions certainly need to acquire big-time talents. But with a roster full of holes, is trading for disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown the good move? As the NFL playoff race is now down to four teams, the Detroit Lions need to start down the road towards their own NFC championship appearance. Hopefully, that appearance […] Should the Detroit Lions trade for Antonio Brown? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Does defense really win championships?

The Detroit Lions are on the outside looking in, but seeing the final four teams begs the question, “Do defenses really win championships?” The Detroit Lions made major strides in developing their defense over the course of the season. There were hot and cold at times, but at the end of the season, they are […] Detroit Lions: Does defense really win championships? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Former Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter interviewing with Cardinals

The former Lions coach has booked his second OC interview. While the Detroit Lions continue to search for their next offensive coordinator, their old offensive coordinator continues to search for a new job. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jim Bob Cooter will be interviewing for the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive coordinator job: Arizona would be an interesting landing place for Cooter, as the Cardinals just hired Kliff Kingsbury as their next head coach. Chances are Kingsbury would want...

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Ranking every Detroit Lions team from the last 25 years (10-6)

The countdown now enters the top ten Detroit Lions seasons of recent history, each one giving fans hope that a run at glory was just around the corner. After three installments of Detroit Lions teams ranging anywhere from morbid to mediocre, we’ve finally reached the section of reminiscing on memories of something closer to success. […] Ranking every Detroit Lions team from the last 25 years (10-6) - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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8 OC candidates the Lions could hire from remaining playoff teams

With the rumored coaches no long available, here’s who Detroit may be looking at. After the Green Bay Packers announced they were hiring Nathaniel Hackett as their next offensive coordinator, Detroit Lions fans were left with their hands in their pockets. All three coaches the Lions were rumored to be interested in have found coaching jobs elsewhere—four if you include Adam Gase. Steve Sarkisian headed to the college ranks to join Alabama as their offensive coordinator. Hackett is Matt...

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Lions' Da'Shawn Hand delivers as rookie, should only get better

Fourth-round pick Da'Shawn Hand blossomed in his first season, posting 3 sacks and showing he can be a force at defensive tackle for years to come.

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Detroit Lions should sign Golden Tate as a free agent

The Detroit Lions missed wide receiver Golden Tate when he was traded away midseason. Could a reunion take place this offseason via free agency? The Detroit Lions waved a white flag on their season when they traded wide receiver Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2019 third-round selection in late October. […] Detroit Lions should sign Golden Tate as a free agent - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Detroit Lions’ search for new offensive coordinator requires patience

The Detroit Lions’ search for the team’s next offensive coordinator has been shrouded in silence. Once again, patiently waiting is all Lions fans can do. The Detroit Lions are not in the playoffs. But for the true fan, the season never really ends. The decision to move on from former offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter […] Detroit Lions’ search for new offensive coordinator requires patience - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Detroit Lions announce widespread social justice program

The Lions are launching a massive social justice program that appears derived from the 2017 protests. Way back in 2017, when several Detroit Lions players demonstrated during the National Anthem to protest against police brutality, Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford committed to supporting some of the players’ important social causes as long as the players agreed to halt their protests during the anthem. “Mrs. Ford has come forward and said that as long a we compromise as a team and unify...

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Detroit Lions free agency: Expired contracts at tight end

Perhaps the biggest weakness for the Detroit Lions heading into 2019 is their tight end position. With two scheduled to hit free agency, who stays in Motown? In 2018, the Detroit Lions failed to replace the production once provided by former first round tight end Eric Ebron, who was released in the offseason after a […] Detroit Lions free agency: Expired contracts at tight end - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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In a bad season, Lions' rookies offer glimpse of real hope

Kerryon Johnson and Frank Ragnow bolstered the Lions' ground game, but the real surprise was the play of the DT taken in the fourth round.

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Alternate universe athletes – Bo Jackson

Sports has given us a chance to see some truly exceptional athletes. Which star player do you wish could have suited up for the Detroit Lions? There are great athletes from all over the realm of sports who we wish could play on our favorite teams. The dream combinations are nearly endless and it’s always fun […] Detroit Lions: Alternate universe athletes – Bo Jackson - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia should remember ‘buyer beware’

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn will exercise all available resources at his disposal to improve this team, but he needs to do so with caution. While the excitement of playoff football fills the hearts of those lucky fans who are watching their teams advance, the Detroit Lions and their followers are busy dreaming up […] Detroit Lions: Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia should remember ‘buyer beware’ - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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