Detroit Lions Announce Changes to Offensive Coaching Staff

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Jim Schwartz will be back along with his two coordinators, but the rest of the Detroit Lions offensive coaching staff will be very different in 2013.

Today the Lions announced the hiring of Curtis Modkins (running backs), Bobby Johnson (tight ends), Tim Lappano (wide receivers), and Jeremiah Washburn (offensive line).

Modkins will oversee the Lions running backs and will serve as the run game coordinator. He has spent five seasons in the NFL and was the offensive coordinator and running backs coach of the Buffalo Bills last year.

Johnson is entering his fourth season as an NFL assistant.  He will coach the tight ends, the same position he held with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season.

Lappano and Washburn have been working for the Lions but now have new roles. Lappano will take over the wide receivers after coaching the Lions tight ends the past four seasons. Washburn has been promoted to the offensive line coach after serving the last four seasons as the assistant offensive line coach.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s