The Detroit Lions are clearly making some changes in 2019, and they are certainly warranted after a disappointing 2018 season. The season cost offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and special teams coordinator Joe Marciano their jobs, and it appears more changes are on the way.
The team is keeping news heavily under wraps, but two weeks into the offensive coordinator search, it appears we’re finally getting some morsels of information. So to keep up with everything happening, we’re going to use this tracker so fans can easily follow all the news, rumors and official transactions the team has made this offseason.
Here, you’ll be able to quickly see which positions have been vacated, which have been filled and all confirmed candidates for each job. We will be consistently updating this as news comes in.
Without further ado, here is our Lions Coaching Changes Offseason Tracker.
Fired: Jim Bob Cooter (interviewing for Browns OC)
Former Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian (interested, no confirmed interview)Update: Appears close to a deal with the Cardinals. UPDATE 2: Apparently the Cardinals are no longer likely to hire Sarkisian. UPDATE 3: Sarkisian is reportedly going back to Alabama.
Former Jaguars OC Nathaniel Hackett ( interview completed) UPDATE: Hackett has been hired by the Green Pay Packers as their new OC.
Buccaneers OC Todd Monken ( interview scheduled )UPDATE: Monken has been hired as the next Browns OC
Fired: Derius Swinton
Defensive quality control assistant
Fired: Steven Williams
Special Teams coordinator
Fired: Joe Marciano (fired in season)