Seven Head Coaches the Detroit Lions should consider

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Scott Bischoff: Adam Gase

May 27, 2015; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase (C) talks with Bears quarterbacks during organized team activities at the Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

To be fair, this is 100 percent speculation as to whom will be the 2016 Detroit Lions coach, but we can work out of an understanding of what we’d want from a head coach. I want a coach that deploys his players at a position of strength which stems from the coaches having an understanding of what his players do well, and most importantly, what his players don’t do well.

We’ve seen the square peg/round hole approach that doomed former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, and current head coach Jim Caldwell weekly in-game decisions are so suspect that he simply can’t return. There are lessons to be learned here, and while a bunch of names stand out as possibilities, I see Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as the kind of coach that has shown that he can put his players in a position to win.

Gase is an offensive mind, and let’s face it, that’s where the majority of this teams problems lie. He was the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos in 2013 and 2014 and is currently the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. In both instances, he’s needed to tailor the offense around the quarterback and in both cases he’s shown the ability to do exactly that.

Gase has resurrected Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s career in Chicago in 2015 and I believe he can do similar things for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford next year.