Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell said he wanted to gain some experience around him on his coaching staff, and he did so on Saturday, appointing former Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn as the team’s offensive coordinator, sources said to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
Lin was 52 years old with chargers from 2017-20 with a record 33-31. Prior to that, he was attacking coordinator for Buffalo Bills for one season, in 2016.
He and Campbell are very familiar with each other, too. Lynn was a running coach for Dallas in 2005 when Campbell had a tough ending with the team.
“The most important thing for me in terms of OCO is someone I think has a vision of the type of attack as I do,” Campbell said on Thursday. “Just in relation to,” Listen, I’m not going to get attached to what you want to call the terms. I will not get attached to which system pattern you want to put. “
“I care more, man, show me what nuts and bolts you hold onto.” One thing Campbell stressed in his introductory press conference was to make sure that whatever coordinators – the team formally announced Aaron Glynn as Defense Coordinator on Saturday – could identify and exploit mismatches.
At Buffalo in 2016, Lane had the best fast attacking in the NFL, averaging 164.4 yards per game and 5.35 yards per load with Lisan McCoy As his main back. Lin also showed his willingness to throw. His team Chargers this season was sixth in the league in passing yards per match (270.6) with the rising midfielder, Justin Herbert, Behind center for the majority of the season and had a number 6 offense in 2019 (276.6 yards per match).
Lynn will likely be working with a new quarterback player in 2021 as well, reported ESPN’s Adam Shifter. Matthew Stafford He asked for a deal from Detroit – the only place he played in his career after being ranked # 1 overall in 2009.