Lions part ways with Anthony Lynn
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In one of the less surprising moves of “Black Monday,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell confirmed in his Monday morning press conference that offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will not remain a part of the coaching staff in Detroit.

Coming off being fired by the Chargers last season, Lynn took the role of play caller under first-year head coach Dan Campbell. After starting the season with eight straight losses, Campbell relieved Lynn of his play-calling duties. The Lions proceeded to finish 3-3 over their last six games, and it became apparent that Lynn was a lame duck in his position.

Lynn left Los Angeles boasting a winning record as a head coach. In his first two seasons leading the Chargers, they finished second in the division and even nabbed a wild-card spot in his second year, winning a playoff game before getting beat in the divisional round. Lynn has had success in the league as a running backs coach and has strong leadership qualities that his players respect. He should find a job in the NFL again before long.

As for the Lions' open offensive coordinator position, Campbell will need to decided whether he would like to continue calling plays himself or if he wants to hire an offensive coordinator who can run the show. We’ll see that search play out as “Black Monday” continues to create new candidates for open jobs.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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