Five Head Coaching Candidates the Detroit Lions should avoid

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Jon Gruden

Jan 23, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; ESPN broadcaster and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders former coach Jon Gruden at Team Irvin practice at Scottsdale Community College in advance of the 2015 Pro Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I’m just tired of hearing about it. Jon Gruden is not going to come back to coaching and frankly, he shouldn’t. I have never understood the overwhelming thought that Gruden is one of the best coaches to ever step foot on the field.

Gruden has a winning percentage of .540 throughout his head coaching career. While he did coach the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl win in 2003, he only coached two other teams to the playoffs in the other ten years of his head coaching career. After the Bucs won that Super Bowl, they have still yet to make it back to the playoffs. One of the many reasons Gruden was let go in 2008.

Sorry Lions fans, Spider 2 y Banana isn’t going to save Detroit.

Mike Payton is an Editor at SideLion Report. He is from Holland, Michigan by way of Warren, Michigan. He considers himself to be obsessed with the Detroit Lions. Mike’s work has been featured on ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio and Mike is also a weekly contributor on It is what is with Sean Baligian on ESPN 96.1 and a contributor for The Holland Sentinel. Follow Mike Payton on Twitter@SLR_Mike