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Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:47:08 -0800
The Detroit Lions severed ties with a handful of assistant coaches, but everyone else on head coach Jim Schwartz's staff appears to be safe. That means offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, special teams coordinator Danny Crossman and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham have retained their jobs.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 10:37:53 -0800
The Detroit Lions are expected to fire offensive coordinator Scott Linehan after the season because of their decreased scoring, the regression of QB Matthew Stafford and the struggling running game.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:27:17 -0700
Of the 296 offensive plays the Detroit Lions have run through four games, only five have been against man coverage, according to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Opponents want to attack the Lions offense by playing their safeties deep and play zone coverage in front of them. "We're going to have to have the ability to execute multiple-play, double-digit drives and score touchdowns," Linehan said. Through the first four games last season, the Lions had 21 plays of 20-plus yards and seven plays of 30 or more yards. Through the first four games this season they have 17 plays of 20-plus yards but only three of the 30-yard variety. QB Matthew Stafford has just three touchdown passes through the first four games. He had 11 through the first four games last season.
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:43:38 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said TE Tony Scheffler could receive a bigger role on offense this season because of his ability to be a receiver as well as a blocker in the offensive scheme. The team may look to get Scheffler into more favorable matchups this season.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:14:12 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team has re-signed offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and special teams coordinator Danny Crossman.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:05:14 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and special teams coordinator Danny Crossman will return next season.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:14:06 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he expects to retain offensive coordinator Scott Linehan in 2012.
Sat, 24 Apr 2010 03:34:43 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said rookie RB Jahvid Best popped up on his NFL Draft radar after offensive coordinator Scott Linehan mentioned how he had been dazzled after watching Best on television. "We were having dinner the night before one of the games," Schwartz said, "and Scott said, 'Wow, have you seen that running back from Cal? Man, what I would do for a running back like that. That guy's just really - I don't know if he's coming out, what he would do in the draft, but I just watched him play a game and that guy is everything we're looking for.'"
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:14:12 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will take over the duties of the quarterback coach.
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 07:59:36 -0800
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he needs more production from WR Bryant Johnson in 2010. Johnson's 35 catches this season tied a career low. Linehan wants a receiver who can help alleviate pressure from WR Calvin Johnson. "We've got to figure out a way for Bryant and anybody else in that No. 2 spot or third spot to be somebody that has got one-on-one coverage that produces in that spot," Linehan said.
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