Detroit Lions rumors: 5 candidates to replace Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator

Can the Lions get Adam Gase to return home? [Image via Miami Herald/YouTube]
Can the Lions get Adam Gase to return home? [Image via Miami Herald/YouTube]

Matt Patricia is looking for an OC, and the list of possibilities is growing.

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The Detroit Lions have parted ways with offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. After a disappointing 2018 season, this comes as no surprise, especially considering that Cooter was not brought in by new head coach Matt Patricia. Who will replace Cooter as the new Lions OC? Here are five possibilities.


Adam Gase

The Michigan native is looking for a job after he was fired Monday by the Miami Dolphins. Gase worked in Detroit during the Mike Martz era. It is a long shot, but it would be a great hire for the Lions. Odds are Gase will be offered a few head coaching gigs - possibly with Arizona or Green Bay.


Charlie Weis

Like Patricia and Bob Quinn, Weis has many ties with the Patriots. Weis was with New England when the Patriots hired Matt Patricia -- and he wanted to take Patricia with him when he left the NFL for Notre Dame back in 2005. Can you say reunion?

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