Fox Sports is reporting that the Detroit Lions have hired Marcus Robertson as their new assistant defensive backs coach. Not surprisingly, there is a Jim Schwartz/Tennessee Titans connection.
Robertson was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 4th round of the 1991 draft and spent ten years with the organization, including a couple in which he played under Jim Schwartz.
After finishing his career with the Seattle Seahawks, Robertson returned to the Titans as a member of their front office as Director of Player Development before moving into coaching, again overlapping with Schwartz’s time in Tennessee. Robertson was the Titans’ assistant secondary coach in 2007 and 2008 and the team’s secondary coach for the last three seasons.
Robertson fills the coaching vacancy created when Brandon Fisher, son of Jeff Fisher, left the Lions to join his dad’s staff in St. Louis.