Joe Lombardi expects to call plays

Updated: February 7, 2014, 4:40 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Joe Lombardi has never called a play in the NFL, but when the Detroit Lions play their first preseason game in August, that should change.

Lombardi, the Lions' new offensive coordinator, said he believes he will be the one calling the plays this fall.

"I believe so," Lombardi said. "That's always a collaborative effort, though. I think a lot of the play calls get done during the week in game planning.

"No matter who is calling plays, a lot of suggestions ...

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