Five Head Coaching Candidates the Detroit Lions should avoid

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Adam Gase

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase before the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

If you haven’t noticed, Jay Cutler has been playing a lot better lately. Adam Gase is getting all the credit in the world for that improvement. The 37-year-old offensive coordinator has bounced around the NFL since starting his career with the Detroit Lions as a scouting assistant back in 2003. In all of Gase’s time in football, he’s never been a head coach at any level.

After the Bears comeback victory on Monday night football, Lions fans everywhere began clamoring for the Ypsilanti native to become the Lions next head coach. While Gase has been a rising star in the NFL for the past few years, is he ready to take over a franchise that’s in dire need of an experienced leader?

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In my opinion, Gase is comparable to Teryl Austin. He’s a shining star that will do some interviews, but won’t receive any offers. In reality you’ll probably see that Gase isn’t ready to take on that kind of challenge yet. Watch for him in a couple more years.

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