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Lions hire Jim Bob Cooter as quarterbacks coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 1 week ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions named Jim Bob Cooter as their new quarterbacks coach on Monday.The 29-year-old Cooter spent the 2013 season with the Denver Broncos as an offensive assistant.Before joining the Broncos staff, Cooter spent one season as a quality control coach with the Kansas City Chiefs and three years as an offensive assistant under new Lions coach Jim...

Lions re-up Raiola for 2014

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 1 week ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions and center Dominic Raiola have agreed to a one-year contract.The Free Press on Friday cited a source which said Raiola will receive a raise from the $1 million base salary he was paid in 2013.The 35-year-old, 13-year veteran has spent his entire career with the franchise, which selected him in the second round back in 2001. A Nebraska product,...

Lions claim safety Abdul-Quddus

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 2 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions claimed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus off waivers from the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday.Abdul-Quddus appeared in 11 games last season as a reserve safety and on special teams, recording 13 tackles. Over three seasons, all with the Saints, he's played in 42 games with 74 tackles and two interceptions.The Lions also named Tony Oden secondary coach...

Lions add Prince to Caldwell's staff

By Anonymous (not verified), 7 months 3 days ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions have added former Kansas State head coach Ron Prince to Jim Caldwell's staff.Prince will serve as tight ends coach and assistant head coach for Caldwell in Detroit. The two were together in Indianapolis when Caldwell was the head coach of the Colts.Prince was the assistant offensive line coach for Caldwell in 2010-11. He spent the 2013 season...

Grading the NFL's New Coaching Hires

By Athlon Sports, 7 months 5 days ago
It’s always hard to tell which is the best way for a franchise to go when looking toward the future. And it’s not always the smart decision to just throw lots of money at the best-known coach they can find. Sometimes the smart hire is an unknown assistant. Sometimes it’s a retread who was a failure someplace else. After all, Bill Belichick was a disaster in Cleveland...

Lions tab Caldwell as head coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 7 months 1 week ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell as their next head coach Tuesday following a two-week search to find a replacement for the fired Jim Schwartz.Caldwell had a successful two-year run as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-10, taking the team to Super Bowl XLIV in his first season and reaching the playoffs with a 10-win performance the...

Ranking Every Job in the NFL Coaching Carousel

By Athlon Sports, 7 months 1 week ago
There were seven coaching jobs open when the NFL’s coaching carousel began and three seats have already been taken. There’s a mad scramble on for the final four, too, as plenty of out-of-work coaches are positioning themselves for new jobs.But let’s face it: There are jobs and there are JOBS and the difference can be huge. Most coaches don’t have a choice. They take what...

Jeffery replaces Megatron on Pro Bowl roster

By Anonymous (not verified), 7 months 1 week ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been added the 2014 Pro Bowl roster, replacing the injured Calvin Johnson, who is unable to participate due to injury.Jeffery will be making his first career Pro Bowl appearance after compiling career bests of 89 catches for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns receiving this season. He finished seventh in the league...

Extra Points: Lions focus on fixing Stafford

By Anonymous (not verified), 7 months 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The current unemployment rate in Detroit is a staggering 17.7 percent, but if you scan the help-wanted section, you'll find a high-profile opening for a mechanic.The Detroit Lions need one to fix quarterback Matthew Stafford.If you really can't teach an old dog new tricks, the Lions need to pick up the pace with Stafford. Four years into his NFL career, the...

Five Coaches Fired On NFL's Black Monday

By Athlon Sports, 7 months 3 weeks ago
While playoff tickets are being punched on the final Sunday of the NFL regular season, just as many pink slips are being prepared for the following day — known as “Black Monday” in head coaching circles.This season was no different, as five coaches were fired by their respective teams. Here’s a look at the coaches who comprise this year’s “Black Monday”...