NFC North: Malcom Blacken

At long last, Lions announce staff

February, 11, 2009
2/11/09
4:36
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

Busy day here in the NFC North. The latest comes from Detroit, where the Lions just announced their full coaching staff.

Coach Jim Schwartz's 18-man staff includes six holdovers from predecessor Rod Marinelli's staff. Here is the full list, with an asterisk (*) next to the holdovers:

  • Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator: Gunther Cunningham
  • Offensive coordinator: Scott Linehan
  • Quarterbacks: Jeff Horton
  • Offensive line: George Yarno
  • Running backs: Sam Gash*
  • Wide receivers: Shawn Jefferson*
  • Tight ends: Tim Lappano
  • Offensive quality control: Todd Downing
  • Defensive line: Bob Karmelowicz
  • Assistant defensive line: Kris Kocurek
  • Linebackers: Matt Burke
  • Secondary: Tim Walton
  • Assistant secondary: Daron Roberts
  • Defensive quality control: Don Clemons*
  • Special teams coordinator: Stan Kwan*
  • Assistant special teams: Bradford Banta*
  • Coordinator of physical development: Jason Arapoff*
  • Strength and conditioning: Malcolm Blacken*

Here is a link to a page with biographies for each coach. I'll have a bit more analysis on this list Thursday. Please don't go blue holding your breath.

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