Well after the Detroit Lions allowed their 6-3 start turn into a 7-9, non-playoff season, the Lions did way with the coaching staff and fired Jim Schwartz. The Lions then made Jim Caldwell as the team’s head coach. On Monday, the Lions added to the offensive coaching staff by hiring Jim Bob Cooter as the quarterback’s coach.
Mattew Stafford told media that he feels he does not need any help with his development and mechanics. However, after throwing 36 interceptions in the last two seasons, the Lions have brought in three men who have quarterback coaching background.
Caldwell did an amazing job in helping Peyton Manning becoming the passer he is today. Caldwell was also the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens when they won a Super Bowl in 2012. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi was the quarterback’s coach in New Orleans where Drew Brees resides. Now, Cooter spent last season in Denver as their coach of the quarterbacks.
It appears that if Stafford fails under this new staff, he may never be an elite passer. The Lions have appeared in just one playoff game in the last decade, in which they lost to the Saints.