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Notes: ESPN grades 10 head coach candidates based on fit with Detroit Lions

Spoiler: There were no A grades for a coach’s fit in Detroit. 

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With several teams in the hunt for a new head coach, analysts are offering some insight on how each candidate might fit with each team.

If you haven’t seen it yet, ESPN released this awesome (maybe I’m easily impressed) interactive article where you can scroll and see how 10 head coaching candidates match up with the three teams that need one right now. That would be the Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and Houston Texans.

I won’t give away all of the grades, but as a bit of teaser — the grade for Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s match with Detroit....... A stellar D-.

The article details why the job might be appealing for each coach. In Bieniemy’s case: “The Lions have a quarterback, though Matthew Stafford’s long-term future is in question. Ownership has shown to be patient in giving a staff time to see through their vision for the franchise, however new owner Sheila Ford Hamp is an unknown. If someone ever created a consistent winner in Detroit, though, they’d become a legend,” writes our very own ESPN beat writer Michael Rothstein.

It also details why the job might not be appealing. Click here to read that section, as well as see how ESPN graded other head coaching candidates’ fit in Detroit.

And onto the rest of your notes.

  • The Lions are still giving away some neat gear in the name of fan appreciation over on Twitter.