Ep: 194 – The End Of The Cooter Era – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris, Case, and Jeff “the Riz” Risdon discuss the latest Detroit Lions news. We cover the game against the Packers and also kick off our “Play with the Podcast” events. We also share the final positions from the Detroit Lions Podcast Fantasy Football League. From there we go in-depth on Jim Bob Cooter, what happened, what it means, and analyze the top candidates.  We also break down other changes we might see in the coaching staff, including the Defensive Coordinator. Finally, we try to quell the Stafford trade talk.

Detroit Lions Podcast Talks Wins, baby!

The first order of business is the big win for the Lions over the Green Bay Packers. Even with three of us hosting, we forgot to mention Matt Prater‘s amazing touchdown pass. We take time to talk about Zach Zenner, how he might fit going forward, and how this team has obviously not given up on their coaches.

From there we bring back “Play with the Podcast” where you can join us on Xbox and get some high quality gaming time in with us. We also break down the big winners of the Detroit Lions Podcast Fantasy Football League and congratulate them on landing in the money.

Detroit Lions Part With Jim Bob Cooter

Next we discuss the separation between Jim Bob Cooter and the Detroit Lions. Jim Bob’s contract ended on the 31st of December, and the team decided not to renew with him. This allows Cooter to take part in any number of interviews (there is significant interest) and the Lions to move forward with improving their offensive capabilities.  That discussion wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t vet a number of available candidates and weigh how they might fit within the organization and what they bring. Also, we discuss the possible effects on Matthew Stafford.

Also, the Detroit Lions Podcast talks about the likelihood of hiring a new Defensive Coordinator. He makes the case as to why it might be “on the table” and why Matt Patricia could be the biggest beneficiary of such a move. Don’t worry, Coach Pasqualoni likely wouldn’t be going anywhere…

Stop Talking About Trading Matthew Stafford

Additionally, we discuss the trade rumors that have swirled around Matthew Stafford and share a bit of insider info on the team and how the Detroit vs. Everybody mindset might be alienating players.  We’ll be going more in-depth on that in future episodes.

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Chris is the founder of everything you see here. A former radio presenter and Detroit native, he now resides in sunny California – and like so many of us, he found himself marooned on an island devoid of other Lions fans. After spending a few years in the Detroit Lions Reddit community he decided to start the Detroit Lions Podcast. Its become the #1 Detroit Lions podcast, and regularly ranks with the top podcasts in Detroit. With a mixture of pre-recorded shows, live & recorded phone-ins, and live post-game broadcasts - this is his slice of Honolulu Blue heaven.