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Notes: Detroit Lions fire offensive quality control coach

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Interesting timing to make a coaching change...

NFL: Detroit Lions-Minicamp Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions made a coaching change this week. According to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, Brian Picucci, the team’s offensive quality control coach, was let go. In his place the Lions have hired former Dolphins wide receivers coach Ben Johnson.

Picucci was hired soon after the Lions brought Matt Patricia in last year. While the offensive quality control coach doesn’t have a widely accepted definition, typically the job entails a lot of research, data collecting and aid in developing a game plan.

As for Johnson, he had been with the Dolphins since the 2012 season, serving a variety of roles including offensive assistant, assistant quarterbacks coach and tight ends coach. Prior to that, he worked with Boston College as a graduate assistant and tight ends coach.

The timing of the move is certainly curious, and it’s unclear why the Lions made the change.

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