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Detroit Lions confirm Joe Lombardi and two other coaches have been fired

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The Detroit Lions have taken drastic action today in a bid to rescue a 2015 season that has not gone according to plan.

As first reported by Lions beat writer Josh Katzenstein, the NFC North franchise have made a host of changes to their offensive staff, firing three key figures.


As well as relieving Joe Lombardi from his position as offensive coordinator, Detroit has also let go offensive line coaches, Jeremiah Washburn and Terry Heffernan.


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Having won only one game so far in 2015, the Lions have had problems all over the field. It has, though, been their offensive play that has become the biggest issue.

Despite a talented, if erratic, quarterback, a receiving corp led by Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, and a hyped rookie running back, Lombardi was out-thought and outplayed far too often in 2015.

For instance, hours after the Lions played the Cardinals back on October 11, Arizona safety Tyrann Mathieu revealed his team could predict Detroit's play calls as they were unfolding.

Filling the void

Heading off for London later tonight, the 1-6 Lions have wasted little time in promoting from within to fill the vacancies.

Jim Bob Carter is to replace Lombardi as OC, whilst Ron Price will move from Tight End coach to take charge of the O-line. Devin Fitzsimmons will fill the void left by Prince.

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell revealed this afternoon that the firings were his decision, citing a lack of production.

And, whilst Matthew Stafford said he wished he'd performed better for Lombardi, Lions fans appear happy with today's events:

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