Lions Hire Saints’ QB Coach Joe Lombardi as Offensive Coordinator

Joe Lombardi

The Detroit Lions now have a head coach who worked elusively with Peyton Manning in Jim Caldwell. They now have an offensive coordinator who worked exclusively with Drew Brees. They’re all in on getting Matthew Stafford all the best help, apparently.

The Lions announced the hiring of former New Orleans Saints quarterback coach Joe Lombardi early this morning. Yes, Lombardi is the grandson of some guy named Vince who may have coached back in the day as well.

No word yet on who exactly will be calling plays in Detroit, but the excuses are certainly dwindling for Matt Stafford as he has some accomplished mentors around him.