Detroit Lions officially part ways with offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn

(Detroit Free Press)
(Detroit Free Press) /

The Detroit Lions just finished off their season on a high note after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the last contest of the season. However, they have already started with the flurry of offseason moves to get the team moving in the right direction early on.

As the Detroit Lions closed out their season, they have moved quickly with personnel changes or at least one of them. An ESPN article noted that the Lions decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn.

It may not come as a shock to many, given that Dan Campbell went on to take over the play-calling duties as the 2021 season went on. The Lions brought in Lynn to be on the staff under Dan Campbell, and things did not work out as the organization would have hoped.

Lynn was in the race for head coach positions after his time as the Los Angeles Chargers head coach. By the end of the year, it seemed like this move may have been on its way, and the Lions finally made the move and parted ways with Lynn.

The Detroit Lions have parted ways with Anthony Lynn.

The Lions finished the season 3-13-1 after their final victory over the Packers. But, when it comes to their offense, things were bleak at the beginning of the season. Quarterback Jared Goff was forced to rely on a wide receiver group that diminished to almost nothing out of the gates.

But, as the season went on, there was a breakout performance from Amon-Ra St. Brown, a great addition in Josh Reynolds, and the Lions’ running back core was looking real good. Even though injuries decimated the roster throughout the season, the Lions’ offense did not get itself moving really well into the last few weeks of the season.

It was the time when Campbell took over the play-calling opportunities and tried his hand at getting the offense rolling. It resulted in things operating much better and the Lions’ offense looking decent given the personnel they were using.

Lynn had to take a back seat role behind Campbell, which he did not want. Campbell was very professional about the matter, telling reporters that Lynn is a “real pro,” as mentioned in the ESPN article from above.

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It seems that the Campbell and Lynn combination just never really worked out, and the Lions opted to take things in a different direction. So as the offseason continues, the Lions will be looking to add in a new offensive coordinator ahead of the 2022 season.