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Lions Putting DeAndre Levy at Outside Linebacker

The Free Press reports that the Lions are pushing DeAndre Levy to OLB. Gunther Cunningham may be prone to hyperbole, but the Lions defensive coordinator wasn’t exaggerating Wednesday when he explained in one word what this year’s linebacking corps can do that last year’s couldn’t: Everything. “I’m really happy with the linebacker situation and for […]

Lions Replace DeVries on the DLine Signing Former Brown Shaun Smith

Tom Kowalski reports the Lions moved quickly today to replace Jared DeVries, who was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon injury. The Lions inked free agent defensive end Shaun Smith to a one-year deal, his agent Neil Schwartz has confirmed. Schwartz said Smith had already visited St. Louis and had a trip […]

Cunningham Says Defesne Has to Play with Offense in Mind

From: Detroit Free Press Gunther Cunningham made an interesting comment, considering the Lions’ recent history. “The defense has to be built to play with the offense, not as an opposite,” Cunningham said. “You can’t play zone defense if you’re going to be a volatile offense and throw the ball all over the field. You have […]

Lions Hire Longtime Assistant Gunther Cunningham to Run Defense

The Lions today made a big move for a new man to run their defense, as coach Jim Schwartz has hired veteran assistant Gunther Cunningham as the teams new defensive coordinator. The two had worked together as assistants on Jeff Fisher’s staff in Tennessee. Schwartz was defensive coordinator under Fisher this past season, when the […]

Lions Refused Permission to Speak to Cunningham

From: MLive.com According to a league source, the Lions were initially refused permission to talk to Kansas City defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham about taking the same position with Detroit. The Chiefs might be in a transition period with new general manager Scott Pioli deciding the fate of head coach Herm Edwards. According to the source, […]

Could Cunningham Join Schwartz in Detroit?

NFL Networks Adam Schefter is reporting that Gunther Cunningham could join Jim Schwartz in Detroit. Here is the report from the NFL.com website: It didn’t take long for the Detroit Lions’ new head coach, Jim Schwartz, to begin reaching out to assistant coaching candidates. Schwartz asked for and received permission to interview Kansas City Chiefs […]