The Detroit Lions of course nearly got to Super Bowl LVIII, losing narrowly to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. But the future is bright, with nearly the entire coaching staff coming back (however surprisingly, not without attempts to slander one assistant for staying), the Lions have leaned into the "unfinished business" they have.
The NFL world of course descended on Las Vegas for Sunday's big game. With that in mind, here are some Lions' news nuggets for your Super Bowl Sunday.
The Lions indeed lose an assistant coach
Just when it looked like the Lions would run it back next season with their entire coaching staff staying in place, as passing game coordinator Tanner Engstrand did not get hired to the last offensive coordinator vacancy, this news came on Saturday.
Duker came to the Lions on Dan Campbell's initial staff in 2021 as a defensive assistant. He was promoted to safeties coach in 2022, then oversaw the entire secondary when Aubrey Pleasant was fired midseason. He was given the title of defensive backs coach heading into this past season.
The hiring of Deshea Townsend this past week now makes more sense with Duker leaving, and it may not mean what it initially seemed to for the status of cornerbacks' coach Dre' Bly.
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