Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew met with the media today to wrap up the 2011 season and look ahead to the 2012 offseason. Several topics were discussed (I will get to them throughout the day), including the status of the Lions' three coordinators.
Because of what happened with the defense and special teams in 2011, there had been some speculation that changes could be made going into next season. The speculation wasn't based on anything concrete, though, and it turns out it was all off base. Mayhew confirmed today that all three coordinators will be back next season.
2012 will be the fourth straight season that the Lions have had Scott Linehan and Gunther Cunningham as their offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively. Continuity like that was rare in the previous decade for the Lions, so it's good that there will once again be no need to learn a new system or get used to a new coordinator.
Danny Crossman has been the Lions special team coordinator since 2010.