Seven Head Coaches the Detroit Lions should consider
By Mike Payton
Mike Payton: John Harbaugh
Dec 6, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacts from the sideline during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 15-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Is it really that crazy? It might be. But just think about the chances of having both Harbaugh brothers coaching in Michigan.
The first issue here is the question of will the Ravens even decide to part ways with Harbaugh? In my opinion they do. Whether it’s this year or next, the Ravens will move on from the coach that recently won the a Super Bowl. Why waste time? The Ravens are clearly going into the very beginnings of some dark times in the franchise. A rebuilding period is in the midst with the team dealing with age and injuries and going 23-24 since winning that Super Bowl.
Why do you want Harbaugh? There’s a few reasons. First off Harbaugh is from Michigan. While that seems insignificant in the grand scheme, it’s clear the John is one of the few head coaching prospects that knows what it’s like to be a Lions fan and likely has a spot in his heart that wants nothing more than to see this team finally get on the right track.
The obvious reasons are that Harbaugh is 86-52 all time in his head coaching career. Despite the Ravens problems recently, they made the playoff in six of his eight seasons. Beyond that, Harbaugh has coached the Ravens to three AFC championship games and of course, one Super Bowl win.
What I really like about Harbaugh is that he’s coached all over the field in his career. He’s been a running backs and tight ends coach on offense, a linebackers and secondary coach on defense and a special teas coordinator as well. The Lions need help at every single one of those positions. If Harbaugh is let go at 2:30 on Black Monday, the Lions better have his agent on the phone at 2:31.
Now our own Alex Stahl has a selection for you that’s straight out of left field.
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