Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions assistant defensive line coach Jim Washburn along the sidelines during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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New coach will be wise to keep assistants Jim and Jeremiah Washburn
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

There are a lot of uncertainties concerning to the remains of Jim Schwartz’s coaching staff following his firing on Monday.

The Lions also let go offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and receivers coach Tim Lappano, but have retained the rest of the staff thus far.

NFL players, including a Lion, go on record with Super Bowl picks
Detroit Free Press

ESPN.com asked several NFL players not in the playoffs for their Super Bowl picks. A sampling:

RASHEAN MATHIS, DETROIT LIONS

“I might take Seattle. Have played well on defense year-round. Have explosive players on offense. Good special teams. All around, they might be a better team than any other team.”

Detroit Lions coaching search: Greg Roman, 49ers offensive coordinator
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

The Greg Roman Profile
Age: 41
Playing career: Played on the defensive line at John Carroll University from 1990-93

Past jobs: Carolina Panthers (offensive assistant) from 1996-2001; Houston Texans (tight ends/quarterbacks coach) from 2002-05; Baltimore Ravens (offensive line assistant) from 2006-07; Stanford (offensive coordinator) from 2009-10

Players urging Detroit Lions to retain OL coach Jeremiah Washburn
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions have retained all but two members of Jim Schwartz’s staff, but more turnover is afoot in the coming weeks.

Who stays and who goes likely will hinge on which candidate is tabbed as Jim Schwartz’s successor, but players are urging the team to consider retaining Jeremiah Washburn for a second season as the Lions’ offensive line coach.

“100 percent, for sure,” 13th-year center Dominic Raiola said. “You start firing everybody, you’re talking about a complete overhaul. I don’t think this team needs that.”

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  • straw walker

    Downing the Lions QB coach has to GO