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Ask POD: What kind of Year 2 jump can we expect from Detroit Lions coaches?

Will we see improvements and changes from the Detroit Lions coaching staff? We answer that and more in our mailbag podcast.

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Entering 2022, we’ve talked a lot about the Year 2 jump for a lot of players. Whether it’s Detroit’s 2021 rookie class or players like Jared Goff and D’Andre Swift in the second year of their new offensive scheme, there’s an expectation that a lot of returning players from last year’s Detroit Lions team will be playing at a higher level this season.

But what about the coaching staff? For a lot of coaches, 2021 was a new venture for them. Aaron Glenn was a first-time defensive coordinator, Mark Brunell was coaching quarterbacks for the first time at the NFL level, it was Kelvin Sheppard’s first year coaching at any level, Brian Duker, Antwaan Randle El, and Aubrey Pleasant all had new roles, and, of course, this was Dan Campbell’s first season as an NFL head coach without the “assistant” or “interim” label.

So after a year of settling in with Detroit, what more can we expect out of this coaching staff in 2022? What have they learned? What have they already changed? And what can we expect differently on gamedays?

That’s one of the big topics on this week’s Spotify Live podcast, where we take your call-in questions live on the Spotify Live app. If you want to join us next week, be sure to download the app, follow @PrideOfDetroit, and look for the link we send out on Saturday mornings (around 10:30 a.m.) via Twitter.

This week’s topics include:

  • How is the Lions’ front office organized?
  • Can Devin Funchess truly contend at tight end?
  • Is there anything the Lions can do to retain Aaron Glenn?
  • How will the Lions’ cornerback room shake out?
  • Which Lions player would go wildest at a Super Bowl parade?
  • We get a life update from a very special guest.

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