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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:27:31 -0700
The Detroit Lions will not overuse press coverage against Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall. "You have to change up," defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said. "Whether you're in coverage or the technique you're using, if you don't roll, you don't change, they'll get you."
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.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:22:09 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said he doesn't plan to play any young backups in the final three weeks to get them ready for potential roles next year. "I'd like all those guys to play, but it's about winning," Cunningham said. "It doesn't matter what your record is, you have to go out there every game. It's called professional football for a reason. I've never done that, I don't like doing it." Starting OLB's Justin Durant and DeAndre Levy and top backup Ashlee Palmer will be unrestricted free agents after the 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 05:16:09 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Gunther Cunningham said he expects to retain defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham in 2012.
Fri, 24 Dec 2010 07:24:09 -0800
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said he will come on the field and confront Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams should he throw an illegal crackback block in Week 16, according to Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. All I can say to Ricky Williams - I want him to know this - if he hits one of our DBs in the back on a crack block, then I'm coming on the field," Cunningham said. "I mean, he's had a couple of knockouts, but they've been nonlegal. I'll just put it as that." Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano was told about Cunningham's comments and was asked whether he has gotten complaints from other teams about Williams making crackback blocks. "No ... I don't know what you're talking about," Sparano said. Lions coaches have told their defensive backs to watch for crackback blocks.
Mon, 19 Apr 2010 17:13:01 -0700
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham will no longer call games from the press box like he did last season. Cunningham said, "I need to get closer to those players. I'm taking over the middle linebacker and the communication with him. I'm going to come to the sideline, call the game from there so I can be down with them."
Sun, 14 Feb 2010 17:27:01 -0800
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions might look to pick some players the Kansas City Chiefs release this offseason. Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said late last season, "They keep wanting to dump players. I would like to be there to catch a lot of them, because I know a couple of those guys." The Chiefs may look to dump some players because they don't fit the new defensive system the team introduced.
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 06:58:14 -0700
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions will use the 4-3 defense as their base alignment this season. However, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham could draw up a variety of alignments as he is expected to feature an aggressive defense.
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