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    Welcome new coaching staff

    allen park, mich. – the detroit lions announced today the following updates to the coaching staff:

    David corrao – director of football research

    corrao joins the lions after spending the 2017 season as a senior player personnel analyst at mississippi. He worked as the defensive coordinator at northern michigan in 2016 following eight seasons with the miami dolphins, where he assisted in coaching the team’s linebackers. Corrao began his coaching career in the high school ranks before serving in assistant coach roles at syracuse (2000-03), northeastern (2004) and mississippi (2005-07). A native of mission viejo, calif., he holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the university of arizona and a master of science in instructional design development and evaluation from syracuse.


    Jeff davidson – offensive line

    with 24 years of nfl coaching experience, including 15 tutoring offensive linemen, davidson begins the 2018 season as the lions’ offensive line coach after spending last season with the denver broncos. In addition to his offensive line coaching experience with the san diego chargers (2016), minnesota vikings (2011-15), cleveland browns (2005) and new england patriots (1998-2001), davidson also served as the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach/offensive coordinator for the carolina panthers (2007-10) and browns (2006), respectively. A graduate of ohio state, be began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant with the new orleans saints from 1995-96 following a three-year playing career with the broncos from 1990-92.

    George godsey – quarterbacks

    godsey returns to detroit in 2018 in his first season as the team’s quarterbacks coach. He joined the lions coaching staff in 2017 as a defensive assistant following a two-year stint (2015-16) as the houston texans’ offensive coordinator and one season as the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2014. Prior to houston, he spent three seasons with the new england patriots, beginning as an offensive assistant in 2011 before coaching the tight ends from 2012-13. A four-year quarterback at georgia tech (1998-2001), godsey spent the first seven years of his coaching career at central florida.

    Al golden – linebackers

    after coaching the tight ends in his first two seasons with detroit, golden enters the 2018 season as the team’s linebackers coach. He originally joined the lions coaching staff in 2016 after 23 years as a college coach, including 10 seasons as a head coach at the university of miami (2011-15) and at temple university (2006-10). After working as a graduate assistant at virginia (1994-96), golden went on to coach the linebackers at boston college (1997-99) and penn state (2000) before being named virginia’s defensive coordinator from 2001-05.

    Paul pasqualoni – defensive coordinator

    a 46-year coaching veteran, paul pasqualoni comes to detroit in 2018 as the team’s defensive coordinator following two seasons (2016-17) as the defensive line coach at boston college. This year marks pasqualoni’s ninth season coaching in the nfl after previous stints with the houston texans (2015), chicago bears (2014), dallas cowboys (2005-07, 2010) and miami dolphins (2008-09). He served as defensive coordinator for both the cowboys (2010) and dolphins (2008-09). He also served as head coach at connecticut (2011-13), syracuse (1991-2004) and western connecticut state (1982-86). The cheshire, conn. Native holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from penn state, as well as a master of science in physical education and human performance from southern connecticut state.

    Brian stewart – defensive backs

    stewart most recently served as defensive coordinator and interim head coach at rice university in 2017. Prior to rice, he coached at nebraska for two seasons (2015-16) where he worked with the team’s defensive backs. Prior to nebraska, he was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at both maryland (2012-14) and the university of houston (2010-11). Stewart’s nfl experience includes stops with the philadelphia eagles (2009), dallas cowboys (2007-08), san diego chargers (2004-06) and houston texans (2002-03). A native of la puente, calif., stewart played defensive back at santa monica city college and northern arizona and holds a degree in criminal justice.

    Chris white – tight ends

    white returns to the nfl after spending the 2017 season working with the university of connecticut football program as the senior quality control director of football research and special projects. Prior to uconn he spent four years as the special teams coordinator/running backs coach at iowa. White earned his start in the nfl with the minnesota vikings from 2009-12 as an assistant special teams coach after serving in various capacities at syracuse (2000-08), cal poly-san luis obispo (1999-2000) and unlv (1996-98). The groveland, mass. Native graduated from colby college before going on to receive a master’s degree in education from syracuse.
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    Davidson is a good hire.

    Pasqouloni has got to be the worst hire I've seen in years dude isnt good makes me want to see Patarcia fired on the spot. Dude giving him a job cause he was the guy who brought him his first solid coaching gig. Just sad and sickening.

    Rest I have no opinion on they are solid hires but not inspiring but not terrible like Pasqoulini.

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    Not a fan of any of any of the hires but I'm not going to fly off the rail and declare this and MP a failure until I see the games played.

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    Bob Quinn worked with Patricia in New England, so he gave him the head coaching job.

    In turn, Patricia gave his former colleagues jobs as well:

    David Corrao – Worked together in Syracuse.

    Jeff Davidson – Worked together in New England.

    Paul Pasqualoni – Worked together in Syracuse.

    Brian Stewart - Worked together in Syracuse.

    Chris White - Worked together in Syracuse.


    I get that its nice to be familiar with people, or that they might share similar philosophies, etc. But we've seen this SO MANY TIMES over and over again in Detroit. The old boys' club reunites in Detroit, accomplishes nothing, then we try again with someone else's friends.

    There are so many talented coaches out there, I find it hard to believe that the best people for the job just happened to work with Patricia at Syracuse or New England.

    These are safe hires. Playing it safe sucks.

    Im probably wrong. Maybe the East Coast Boys Club can turn Motown into a champion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Bob Quinn worked with Patricia in New England, so he gave him the head coaching job.

    In turn, Patricia gave his former colleagues jobs as well:

    David Corrao – Worked together in Syracuse.

    Jeff Davidson – Worked together in New England.

    Paul Pasqualoni – Worked together in Syracuse.

    Brian Stewart - Worked together in Syracuse.

    Chris White - Worked together in Syracuse.


    I get that its nice to be familiar with people, or that they might share similar philosophies, etc. But we've seen this SO MANY TIMES over and over again in Detroit. The old boys' club reunites in Detroit, accomplishes nothing, then we try again with someone else's friends.

    There are so many talented coaches out there, I find it hard to believe that the best people for the job just happened to work with Patricia at Syracuse or New England.

    These are safe hires. Playing it safe sucks.

    Im probably wrong. Maybe the East Coast Boys Club can turn Motown into a champion.
    mooch did the same thing as well, even as far as bringing garcia in.... I want someone who recognizes his faults. I hate to say to but when schwartz brought martz in, it was a good thing. he let someone do their thing.... This coaching staff seems a bit too familiar imo.
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    Davidson, 50, spent the 1997-2004 seasons with the New England Patriots in various capacities working with tight ends and offensive linemen.


    Patricia joined the Patriots as an offensive assistant in 2004, and he helped break down film for the offensive line.

    Davidson, who was fired as Denver Broncos offensive line coach after the 2017 season, replaces Ron Prince, one of just two offensive assistants the Lions did not retain from Jim Caldwell's staff.

    The Broncos ranked 12th in the NFL in rushing at 115.8 yards per game last season, but finished a disappointing 5-11. Previously, Davidson was offensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers from 2007-10, and an offensive line coach with the Minnesota Vikings (2011-15) and San Diego Chargers (2016).

    Davidson's Panthers teams finished in the bottom half of the NFL in total offense in three of his four seasons as offensive coordinator, but in the top half of the league in rushing all four years. In 2010, his last season as coordinator, Carolina ranked last in the league in total and scoring offense while starting Jimmy Clausen and Matt Moore at quarterback, but produced two Pro Bowlers on the offensive line (center Ryan Kalil and left tackle Jordan Gross).
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    Not thrilled with anything he's done just yet. Paul pasquwhateverthe****, heard he's got a lot of experience developing edge players, so that's nice. Don't like how everything outside of JBC is just nepotism hires, but whatever, not like we were getting anything different from whatever other guy. The NFL is just one big circle jerk of nepotism.

    Nothing out of the ordinary from the conference. I see a lot of people on Twitter doing the whole hope trafficking thing based off a press conference. You'd think some fans would've learned by now.

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    and Syracuse has sucked for years

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuySir View Post
    and Syracuse has sucked for years

    Wish my wife's name was Syracuse.

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    I always find it weird when a dude goes from like LBer coach to QB coach. Is he that good he knows everything? If so then why is he not a OC/DC coordinator or head coach?

    I just feel like someone who was just coaching the LBers is not going to come in and work great magic with QBs.
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    It looks like neither of these guys went through a drive through naked... so, there's that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Bob Quinn worked with Patricia in New England, so he gave him the head coaching job.

    In turn, Patricia gave his former colleagues jobs as well:

    David Corrao – Worked together in Syracuse.

    Jeff Davidson – Worked together in New England.

    Paul Pasqualoni – Worked together in Syracuse.

    Brian Stewart - Worked together in Syracuse.

    Chris White - Worked together in Syracuse.


    I get that its nice to be familiar with people, or that they might share similar philosophies, etc. But we've seen this SO MANY TIMES over and over again in Detroit. The old boys' club reunites in Detroit, accomplishes nothing, then we try again with someone else's friends.

    There are so many talented coaches out there, I find it hard to believe that the best people for the job just happened to work with Patricia at Syracuse or New England.

    These are safe hires. Playing it safe sucks.

    Im probably wrong. Maybe the East Coast Boys Club can turn Motown into a champion.

    If I was the new CEO of a company, some of the first people I'd try to hire are people that I am familiar with. It's tough to trust people that you truly don't know. I can't be that upset when a HC does something similar to what I would do in the same situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slug3 View Post
    I always find it weird when a dude goes from like LBer coach to QB coach. Is he that good he knows everything? If so then why is he not a OC/DC coordinator or head coach?

    I just feel like someone who was just coaching the LBers is not going to come in and work great magic with QBs.
    He is a former QB in college and a former qb coach who Quinn brought in last year and moved to defense to give share his offense minded opinion with the Linebacker core. Suppose to give them insight on what QB's are looking at and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardking13 View Post
    If I was the new CEO of a company, some of the first people I'd try to hire are people that I am familiar with. It's tough to trust people that you truly don't know. I can't be that upset when a HC does something similar to what I would do in the same situation.
    exactly..

    he wants Patricia to hire guys he has connections with so we can struggle throughout the season LOL. dude has no idea how football works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slug3 View Post
    I always find it weird when a dude goes from like LBer coach to QB coach. Is he that good he knows everything? If so then why is he not a OC/DC coordinator or head coach?

    I just feel like someone who was just coaching the LBers is not going to come in and work great magic with QBs.
    usually coaches work there way up and go thru multiple positions for coaching.. eventually helps them in the long run when they become OC/DC or HC

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