According to, the Detroit Lions have hired Scott Linehan as their offensive coordinator. Linehan was fired four games into this season in St. Louis, where he failed to do much in his four years.

I like this signing. With a defensive coordinator getting Detroit's head coaching job, an experienced man calling the plays on offense could go a long way. Linehan is not afraid to use a deep passing attack; unfortunately, he'll have to do a lot of work in order to incorporate an effective system.

He already has an explosive wide receiver in Calvin Johnson, who has not been noticed very much because of the team he's playing on. However, at quarterback, there are a numerous amount of questions. An intriguing possibly is Daunte Culpepper, who Linehan coached as the offensive coordinator in Minnesota when Daunte was actually, you know, good. Perhaps Culpepper is the veteran the team chooses to keep as the starter until they can develop a young one, presumably picked on the opening day of the draft.

Say what you want about the Lions and their front office, which hasn't been changed nearly enough considering the struggles of it throughout the years, but at least the team is making an effort to put compentent coaches in place while reevaluating the roster. They still have a long way to go, though.