Offensive coordinators the Detroit Lions need to consider hiring in 2022

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The Detroit Lions passing attack currently ranks 25th in the NFL, averaging just 201.6 yards per game.

Detroit’s passing offense, aside from a couple of flashes, has been basically non-existent, but the depth chart needs to be mostly to blame.  Before adding Josh Reynolds, the Lions asked special teams players like Kalif Raymond to be the WR1 after injuries to Tyrell Williams and Quintez Cephus.

That’s not fair to Goff.

Since adding Reynolds, the passing game has been substantially better.  Also, we’ve seen tremendous growth in rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown as the year’s worn on, receivers coach Antwaan Randle El needs to be credited with St. Brown’s development.

If the Detroit Lions look to fill the void within, perhaps Randle El gets a shot to become a first-time OC? What about Lions assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley?

The Detroit Lions would hit a home run by hiring Joe Brady.

Joe Brady recently served as Matt Rhule’s OC with the Carolina Panthers but lost his job in early December.  Brady will be one of the most coveted coordinators this offseason.

That has changed from his overall expectation heading into the 2021 season.  Brady was expected to be one of the most coveted head coaching prospects at season’s end. Since being terminated, that fire might have cooled off some, leaving a place like Detroit a destination to rejuvenate his overall value.

Brady had tremendous success with current Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow during their time together at LSU; perhaps he reunites with Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase in Cincinnati?

At times, the Bengals have had their own struggles on the offensive side of things in 2021 under head coach Zac Taylor.