While the offseason is seemingly in full swing already for the Detroit Lions, it just started. But, the preliminary moves for coaching changes and futures contracts are already happening all around the league.
Last year the Detroit Lions were involved in the coaching search, where they did their due diligence and wound up bringing in head coach Dan Campbell who has quickly become a fan favorite for many. But, this offseason, they may be losing personnel once again.
The team has already parted ways with offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn this offseason, but that may not be the only loss from the coaching staff. While it’s not the preferred option, it seems that the Lions may also see defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn find a new home.
This tweet from Justin Rogers shows what seems to be the popular opinion with regard to Glenn’s future in the NFL.
This idea that he will be moving on to a head coach role someday is being put to the test right now. Other teams are showing interest; the first to act is the Denver Broncos, who have reportedly requested permission to interview Glenn.
Detroit Lions’ Aaron Glenn may interview for Broncos vacancy.
This season was a great showing for him when it comes to the Lions’ defensive coordinator. This may sound weird when talking about a 3-13-1 team, but Glenn fought an uphill battle all season long for multiple reasons.
Early on in the season, the defense was losing out on players left and right due to injury. Jeff Okudah’s season-ending injury early on was horrible for the team, and then continued injuries claimed members of the team’s secondary and defense all over the field.
Not to mention that the Lions continued to lose out members of their defense all the way through the end of the year, including a season-ending injury for Jerry Jacobs. The Lions’ defense had their work cut out for them, and by the end of the season, it seemed like Glenn was making things happen.
It seemed like he was able to roll with the punches all year long and still be able to produce a defense that made things happen. The Lions will push to retain Glenn as a part of the staff moving forward.
The Lions are still building and making changes as the new regime has officially taken over for its first regular season. As the offseason continues, the Lions faithful should be crossing their fingers that Glenn stays put and remains a part of Campbell’s staff.