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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 04:21:49 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has yet to decide whether any changes will be made to his coaching staff for 2015. Caldwell defended offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, even as the Lions' offense dropped to 19th overall in the NFL after being in the top six from 2011-2013.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:05:15 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi plans to limit the team's playbook Thursday, Nov. 20. "I don't know if you would say the playbook, just the number of calls that we're going to put on the call sheet," Lombardi said. "You kind of overplan and have more offense than maybe what you need, being prepared for different situations. So it's just being a little bit more precise during the week. Maybe having a little less insecurity as a coach. Sometimes you'll go, hey, I want all these plays in case and we don't need them.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:38:42 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said QB Matthew Stafford needs to improve but also does not believe all of the interceptions Stafford threw are his fault. "There are interceptions that happen because a receiver breaks his route off too early, or goes through a receivers hands. Get's tipped at the line of scrimmage. So, I was a little encouraged after watching that. This was not an interception machine," Lombardi said.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:39:44 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said he thinks he'll be calling the offensive plays for the 2014 season, despite never having called a play in the NFL before. The Lions' playbook is expected to look similar to what the New Orleans Saints have done in recent seasons. "You're going to see some differences," Lombardi said. "But the playbook that we're starting from is the Saints playbook." It's unclear if Lombardi will be calling plays from the sideline or the press box, and it'll likely depend on who the team hires as a quarterbacks coach.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:55:46 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, that New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi has been hired as the offensive coordinator.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:15:03 -0800
The Detroit Lions will hire New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi as their new offensive coordinator.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:53:56 -0800
The New York Jets interviewed New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi for their offensive coordinator position Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 19:39:31 -0700
The Associated Press reports the New Orleans Saints have hired Joe Lombardi as an offensive assistant.
Mon, 13 Feb 2006 17:27:59 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have named Joe Lombardi the team's new defensive assistant. He replaces Dennis Allen, who was hired as the defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints earlier this month.