Ranking Detroit Lions head coaches since 2000

The Detroit Lions have had some interesting head coaches in this century, and here's our ranking of the group so far this century.
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The Detroit Lions have some, let's say interesting guys as head coaches in this century, and here's our ranking of the group.

When he was hired in 2021, Dan Campbell became the eighth full-time head coach the Detroit Lions have had since the the start of the 2000 season (excluding a few interims). Just three playoff appearances and only six winning records over that stretch has certainly fueled the turnover. The head coaches' ineptitude has certainly been widely matched by bad personnel decisions and bad plans by the front office (see Matt Millen).

The Lions overall record since 2000 is a predictably dismal 131-237-2 (.357 win percentage). But that seems set to be put into the past now, off a winning season in Campell's second season last year and with the Lions being tabbed as the favorites to win the NFC North this year.

Perhaps no era in Lions' history has brought more unique and overall suffering than this century, at least up to now. So with the hope for the future in place, let's rip off the band-aid, talk about the wounds and try to leave it all behind as bad memories.

For better, or very often worse if we're being blunt, here's our ranking of Lions head coaches since the year 2000.

Note: All records noted are regular season records only.

Ranking the Detroit Lions head coaches since 2000