The Detroit Lions have one of the better young rosters in the NFL with Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Reggie Bush, Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley among others, but remain on the outside looking in as the playoffs begin this weekend. The primary reason they aren’t in the second season is because former head coach Jim Schwartz couldn’t coach his way out of a wet paper bag.
As the Lions go through their coaching search one name who makes the most sense is current New England Patriots offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Josh McDaniels according to Peter King.
“He’s gotten hot again, though his rep was badly tarnished by The Tebow Experiment. It’ll be interesting to see if the team that makes the most sense for him—Detroit, with a just-add-coaching quarterback in Matthew Stafford—gets serious about McDaniels. And he about them.”
With the Patriots in the playoffs, the Lions may have to be patient if they are to consider McDaniels if the Pats make a long playoff run, but if he’s the perfect fit, then being a little patient could pay huge dividends in the big picture.