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Lions notes: Breaking down the statistical success of new NFL head coaches

Staring down the barrel of the coaching carousel can be a bit of a downer.

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  • Justin Rogers of The Detroit News dug into the history of new NFL coaches since 2008. He does an excellent job breaking down the statistical success of new hires, with such findings as “34.8 percent (23) earned a division championship, while only 20 netted at least one playoff victory.” I would highly recommend reading the entire thing.

  • Darius Slay highlights? Yes, please:

  • The Jets fired offensive coordinator John Morton on Tuesday, and one popular name that has come up already is Lions quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan:

However, per NFL rules, the Lions would have to grant permission to let Callahan pursue a coordinator job. And the Jets have tried before to hire Callahan, only to be denied:

  • Darius Slay had himself a year:

  • This will not stand, you know. This aggression will not stand, man. (h/t @TheLionsWire):