The Leading Candidate To Coach The Lions Is… [Video]
Okay, so now that Matt Patricia is gone, who will lead the Lions into the 2020s? Is it this guy?
It's not hard to move up after the disaster that Patricia turned out to be,
The one name getting dropped the most is San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. Saleh was part of the coaching crew that led the Niners to the Super Bowl last season. This season they've been decimated by injuries, and playing in the toughest division in the NFL isn't helping.
Saleh is a Michigan native, having been born in Dearborn, where he played high school football at Fordson High School. He later attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, where he earned honors as an all-GLIAC tight end.
He also coached for awhile both at Central Michigan and at Michigan State, before moving on to the pros in 2005 with the Houston Texans.
More importantly, Saleh, unlike Patricia, has a great relationship with his players, as this testimonial delivered by All-Pro defensive back Richard Sherman demonstrates.
And for General Manager? Former Lion great Herman Moore has tossed the name of former Lion linebacker Chris Spielman into the ring.