Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions

NFC North
Stadium
Ford Field
Head Coach
Matt Patricia
Offensive Coordinator
Darrell Bevell
Defensive Coordinator
Paul Pasqualoni
Special Teams Coach
Devin Fitzsimmons
Defensive Scheme
4-3
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The Detroit Lions hired former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as their next offensive coordinator on Wednesday. The Lions ranked 23rd in rushing yards per game (103.8), 20th in passing yards (223.5) and 24th in points per game (19.38) in 2018. Bevell ran the offense for Seattle from 2011 to 2017 and was out of the league last year. The Seahawks averaged 131.9 yards rushing, 216 yards passing and 23.99 points per game during his time in Seattle. It looks as though the Detroit offense will remain a run-first squad under head coach Matt Patricia and Bevell, which is good news for Kerryon Johnson and bad news for quarterback Matthew Stafford.

6 days ago | RotoBaller

7 days ago | NBCSports.com

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn made it clear that the team isn't interested in trading quarterback Matthew Stafford. Matthew Stafford is our quarterback; he will be our quarterback here, Quinn said Friday in his annual postseason press conference. Stafford signed a long-term contract extension before the 2017 season, but he had a poor season in 2018, throwing only 21 touchdowns, his fewest since 2012. He didn't reach 4,000 yards either and had just 6.8 yards per attempt. In the end, a late-season back injury, a run-first offense and a season-ending injury to Marvin Jones and the trade of Golden Tate did Stafford in. With better health and a new offensive coordinator that caters to Stafford's strengths, he could have a bounce-back year with Kenny Golladay and Jones as his top receivers. Running back Kerryon Johnson showed promise as well. Draft Stafford in 2019 as a high-end QB2 with potential QB1 upside.

18 days ago | RotoBaller