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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:33:00 -0800
Detroit Lions interim offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter was hired for the full-time position Monday, Jan. 18.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:17:17 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is likely to remain on the coaching staff now that the Lions announced that head coach Jim Caldwell will be retained for another season. Cooter helped QB Matthew Stafford to the most consistent stretch of his seven-year career in the second half of this season.
Fantasy Tip: This has to be considered a win for Stafford's 2016 fantasy value. Cooter was great for the entire Detroit offense in the second half of the year, and big things will be expected next year. Stafford is a legitimate QB1 but could be downgraded if Calvin Johnson retires this offseason.
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:09:05 -0700
Detroit Lions new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter will call the team's offensive plays moving forward, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell is not concerned with Cooter's lack of experience as a coordinator. Cooter worked with Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning with the Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. Caldwell expects the Lions offensive scheme to change under Cooter, but QB Matthew Stafford isn't sure how exactly it would change. Cooter has a reputation as a great quarterbacks coach, though, with an ability to connect with his players. Cooter's work to improve Stafford's footwork was successful in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: Right off the bat, Stafford ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) already had a better working relationship with Cooter than he ever did with Joe Lombardi, so that has to be encouraging for Stafford's fantasy owners. Detroit's schedule eases up down the stretch, too, making Stafford more attractive to daily owners, continuing in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs in London.
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:46:22 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn and assistant offensive line coach Terry Heffernan were let go Monday, Oct. 26, according to sources. Quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter will take over as the new offensive coordinator. Look for Cooter, and assistant in Indianapolis with head coach Jim Caldwell, and an offensive assistant in Denver in 2013 when Peyton Manning posted huge numbers, to use short to intermediate routes to help QB Matthew Stafford get rid of the ball quicker. The Lions must also protect their quarterback better.
Fantasy Tip: The usually potent Detroit offense has been relatively stagnant so far this year, especially the running game. Whether these changes make a difference remains to be seen, but it couldn't have been much worse than it has been for the Lions. Things won't change overnight, especially if the protection isn't better and the running game doesn't vastly improve, but if they make the right adjustments for Stafford they could be slightly more efficient in the pass game. Just don't expect much downfield just yet.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:17:40 -0800
San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter and former Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis are all being considered for the Chicago Bears vacant offensive coordinator position. The Bears have already been denied permission by the Lions to interview Cooter, however.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:07:33 -0800
Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter will not interview with the Chicago Bears regarding their open offensive coordinator position after the Lions denied the Bears' request to do so.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:50:13 -0800
The Detroit Lions hired Jim Bob Cooter (Broncos) as their quarterbacks coach Friday, Feb. 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 07:40:53 -0800
The Detroit Lions are interested in Denver Broncos assistant coach Jim Bob Cooter for their quarterbacks coach opening.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:37:39 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday, Feb. 14, that they have finalized their coaching staff for the 2012 season. New additions to the team's coaching staff include: Jack Bicknell (offensive line coach), Jim Bob Cooter (offensive quality control), Brian Daboll (offensive coordinator), Tom McMahon (special teams coach) and Derius Swinton (special teams quality control).
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 18:21:40 -0700
The Indianpolis Colts announced Tom Moore will hold the title of senior offensive assitant coach, Clyde Christensen has been promoted to offensive coordinator, Pete Metzelaars has been promoted to offensive line coach and Jim Bob Cooter has been named offensive assistant coach.
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