Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) after a NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Detroit Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers 40-10. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions coaching search: Dan Dierdorf says team shouldn’t limit search to former head coaches
Dave Birkett -Detroit Free Press

Dan Dierdorf couldn’t believe his ears when he heard the Pittsburgh Steelers picked Mike Tomlin to be their head coach six years ago.

Tomlin had never been a head coach at any level, had been a coordinator for just one season, and at 34 was one of the youngest coaches in the NFL.

But when Dierdorf and broadcast partner Greg Gumbel sat down to interview Tomlin early in the 2007 season, his mind changed almost immediately.

TIM AND MIKE: How does new head coach change the culture?
Tim Twentyman & Mike O’Hara — DetroitLions.com

It’s a typical January in the NFL. The playoffs are creating high drama on the field, and there is intrigue and speculation from teams that are looking to hire head coaches.

The Lions are involved in the head coach search, while the playoffs move along without them. How would the Lions have fared if they’d have hosted a wild-card game at Ford Field?

Detroit Lions awards: Ndamukong Suh edges DeAndre Levy for defensive MVP
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions’ defensive line was up and down throughout the season. The same could be said of the defense at large.

The lone constant? Ndamukong Suh.

He’s one of the bad boys of the NFL, but proved once again this year why he’s also one of the elite. And he’s been named MLive’s most valuable defensive player of the year.

Detroit Lions Who Will Be on the Roster Bubble in 2014
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

With the coaching situation still unresolved after Jim Schwartz’s firing, uncertainty abounds for the Detroit Lions.

Some of that uncertainty involves players on the roster bubble. Between a new coaching regime and a pressing need to trim salaries to get under the salary cap, there could be several veterans on the chopping block.

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