Originally written January 14, 2013 on thepigskinreport.com:
After a disappointing 2012 season, the Lions are beginning to make changes to their coaching staff for the 2013 season. While no changes were made on the defensive side of the ball, there were numerous changes on offense and special teams. Detroit hired former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins to become the new running backs coach. Last season under Modkins, the Bills ranked 6th in the league in rushing behind Fred Jackson and breakout star C.J Spiller. Modkins will come in with hopes to turn around the Lions rushing attack that ranked 23rd in the league last season. Modkins will work with starting running back Mikel Leshoure and hope to improve his 3.7 yards per carry. The Lions also hired former Jacksonville Jaguars tight end coach Bobby Johnson. Johnson spent last season working with Marcedes Lewis who finished with over 50 receptions for only the second time in his career. Now Johnson arrives in Detroit hoping to turn Brandon Pettigrew into the next great TE in ...
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