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Monday Notes: Schwartz, Lions Front Office Head to Senior Bowl

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  • The Super Bowl will feature a surprising matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.  If the Arizona Cardinals, a franchise that has experienced quite a bit of mediocrity over the years, can get to the Super Bowl, it shows that any team can.  All it takes is some talent and great coaching.  Let's hope the Lions have both of those things in place in the coming years
  • The Lions front office and new head coach Jim Schwartz are going to make their way down to Mobile, Alabama, for Senior Bowl practice this week.  Although most of the top players in the draft pool aren't going to play in the Senior Bowl, Schwartz is going to use his time in Mobile to network with coaches as he attempts to fill out his staff. 
  • First things first, he will look for an offensive and defensive coordinator.  There have been a couple names tossed around for offensive coordinator, but nothing seems concrete just yet.  For the defensive coordinator position, though, it is looking like the Chiefs' Gunther Cunningham could be the top candidate for the job.
  • Julius Peppers isn't going to return to Carolina because he wants to play in a 3-4 defense.  The Lions are considering switching to a 3-4, and I can't think of a better way to make that switch than by signing someone like Peppers.
  • The Free Press has a photo gallery of Schwartz's first press conference as Lions head coach from last Friday.
  • The front office is actually on the same page as the head coach?  About freaking time.
  • Mark Sanchez doesn't seem to fear the possibility of being drafted by the Lions.
  • The Rams hired Steve Spagnuolo to be their next head coach, and it looks like Rex Ryan will be the new head coach of the Jets.
  • I have added DrewsLions to Pride of Detroit as an author.  He wrote many great FanPosts these past few months, so I figured I might as well let him write on the front page from now on.