Report: Lazor Could Be Headed To Detroit

Chip Kelly and the Eagles may be losing an assistant coach, according to a report.

Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor could be headed to the Detroit Lions to become Jim Caldwell’s offensive coordinator, per ESPN’s Ed Werder.




Per MLive.com, Werder said on TV that Lazor "will be" Detroit's offensive coordinator. But the report on ESPN.com says only that Lazor "will be a candidate."

Last month, we wrote about Lazor’s role in developing Nick Foles and their weekly correction sessions on Tuesdays.

The 41-year-old has eight years of NFL coaching experience. He was the Atlanta Falcons’ quality control coach in 2003. He spent 2004 to 2007 with the Washington Redskins, splitting time as an offensive assistant and then the quarterbacks coach. In 2008 and 2009, Lazor coached the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterbacks. And he spent three seasons as Virginia’s quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator before joining Kelly’s staff last offseason.

Under the direction of Kelly, Pat Shurmur and Lazor, Foles posted a 29 TD/2 INT season (playoffs included) and led the NFL in yards per attempt (9.12) and passer rating (119.2).

The Lions have yet to confirm the news. If Lazor does go to Detroit, Kelly will have to either promote someone internally or bring in a new coach to direct the quarterbacks.

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  • jabostick

    I wonder if Stafford will like getting ripped a new one each week. Sucks to lose him but this job opening should be an attractive one

    • theycallmerob

      Nope! He already came out against it. Which means I love it!

      Asked this week if he’d be willing to work with a passing coach this offseason, the Detroit Lions quarterback shot the idea to the floor.

      “Probably not,” Stafford said, per Justin Rogers of MLive.com. “It’s not something that I feel would be my style or beneficial to me.”

      http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000304705/article/matthew-stafford-doesnt-want-to-work-with-qb-guru

      • jabostick

        Fantastic!

      • cliff henny

        guys making 18m, throwing 20 picks a season. feel bad for lions fans,team will be 8 or 9 win team till they move on from Romo Jr

        • theycallmerob

          feel bad? like CHI and their new money boy Cutler, I have no sympathy for bonehead GMs who continue to overpay these guys. As long as they’re in the NFC, I’m playing the drinking game with every INT they throw.

          • cliff henny

            it’s nfl version of 8th sead in nba. overrated but talented qbs that eat up salary cap. can beat alot of teams, but when they run into other elite qbs making 20m range, they cant cover up the holes their salaries make like the true elite. if stafford would take 10m, let team improve by 2 players or spread tht around to upgrade 4 or 5, they might be contenders.
            .
            do love paying foles 700k next yr, sure he doesnt like it.

          • theycallmerob

            great analogy

          • GEAGLE

            700k? Can’t be that much…KAp made 700k this year and he wAs picked a round earlier…probably more like 400-500k no?

          • G_WallyHunter

            I thought it was 354

          • cliff henny

            maybe i’m thinking cap figure.

          • NickS1

            Base is 615k

          • smallestsmurf

            Cutler’s contract isn’t too bad…3 years 54 mil of real money. It gives the bears long term flexibility, and 17m/year is about the going rate for a top 10/12 qb

          • theycallmerob

            thanks for the breakdown; figured they had an “out” somehow, I never took the time to really look at the details.

      • Andy124

        Wow. Just. Wow.
        Lion fans have to feel nausious reading something like that.

        • theycallmerob

          he’ll insist on lazor-like focus in every QB meeting.

          • Andy124

            Matt will be asking them not to show his bad plays in the film cut-ups.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Ya, him and Stafford will have to clear half a day every Tuesday for those correction meetings, then the same corrections the next week… and on… and on..

      “alright matt, this is week 7, if I see you throw it into triple coverage again, I’m heading back to work with the 88th overall pick, who’s obviously better”

      • cliff henny

        weeks 1-8…throwing sidearm off back foot.

        • G_WallyHunter

          HAHA exactly, “alright matt, this is the 8th side-arm one-footed interception you’ve thrown, if you don’t plant your god damn feet and release up top in week 9, I’m quitting”

          • Andy124

            So what you’re saying is, we’ll have our QB coach back for week 10.

          • G_WallyHunter

            I would very much hope so.
            Damn, I thought there was big news about Caldwell tabbing the QB coach in Indy?
            Why Lazor now?
            Go get the indy QB coach, Caldwell, leave us be…

          • GEAGLE

            So they can learn our communication system..

          • G_WallyHunter

            Damnit!!!!!!
            Noooooooooo….

          • GEAGLE

            Excactly

          • cliff henny

            matt: com’on coach, i know i can do it. remember week 4, that td pass
            Lazor:you mean the jumpball into triple coverage megatron made another circus catch…STFU…Where’s Foles?!

          • GEAGLE

            Wonder what it will feel like for the great stafford to have to watch FOles tape? …then agan, Stafford can just turn on the pro bowl next week to catch FOles in action right from the comfort of his expensive living room

  • Dominik

    Sucks to lose him, but it’s a great chance for him, I don’t blame him one bit. If he can turn around Stafford and let the Lions offense roll (which it can, with the weapons they have), he could be a Head Coaching candidate in two or three years. He’d have Foles and Stafford in his CV, not a bad start.

  • cliff henny

    Hey Lazor, before you accept job, take out tape 1, labeled WRs, and put in 2nd tape titled qb. see ya back in south philly.

  • G_WallyHunter

    and we thought we were going to get away unscathed… damn!

    • Max Lightfoot

      I’m sure Chip will come up with another of his crafty coach appointments.

      • G_WallyHunter

        ya, some random hire from college, would be good to see, or a hire from one of the many staffs that have been completely dismantled in the last 2 weeks, if any of them are worth it.

  • Andy124

    Thing is, they’re hiring Bill as OC. Who’s going to be their QB coach? Joking aside, if they can get Matt to accept and apply coaching, he could show a great deal of improvement. He’s still young.

    I know he makes a lot of mistakes, but what’s his reputation on reading defenses during the non-boneheaded plays?

    • Justin

      I don’t think he reads defenses. I’m pretty sure his whole game revolves around chucking it up for Megatron or taking a sack.

      • Andy124

        Ok, but he had a really low sack rate.

  • Will
  • Media Mike

    Good for Lazor! I’m happy to see a good coach get a better position and better pay. The Eagles will be able to easily replace Lazor due to the fact our team is no a premium destination for coaching talent. I’m excited to see who we bring in next.

    • Richard Colton

      Boooooo! (sour grapes and pissed off you’re taking the high road) Boooooo!!!!! (where do you think we are, the midwest?) BOOOOOOOO!

      • Media Mike

        Ha ha ha ha. I only wish ill upon people who gave bum efforts in Philly prior to moving on. McDermott for one.

        • GEAGLE

          Yeah this “high road” Mike isn’t working for me…Demand heads on a platter damn it!

          • Media Mike

            No such person exists. Only people who commit crimes against Philadelphia get the nasty.

  • GEAGLE

    Give him Shurmers job…can’t be that hard to sleep In the coaches box

  • Rahkem

    I expect we’ll promote from within , someone whos worked closely with lazor this past year. Unless we plan on bringing in one of these fired head coaches or OC’s.

    • EaglesFan in VA

      We should bring in Rob Chudz & stick it to Banner.

      • Rahkem

        id rather have Mike Sherman i think. But its really nto about the name , its more about who chip feels fits what hes trying to build. I really dont care if its some random guy. I trust chip based on how well he chose staff last offseason.

      • Media Mike

        No thanks on Choad. He was given “credit” for what passed for passing out of Scam Newtown for two years in Carolina.

        • anon

          he did pass for over 4000 yds in his rookie season…

          • Media Mike

            Empty yards accomplished with far too many turnovers. He’s not a good passer.

  • JofreyRice

    I had no idea who the hell Lazor was before this season, so I can’t get too broken up about this. Lazor might have been a decent coach, but Chip’s the key.

  • GEAGLE

    At the end of the day, as long as no one touches Billy D, McGovern and Minter I can’t complain..

    • OregonDucker

      Don’t forget Azz. Although he will never leave Chip.

    • anon

      You think Billy D is the irreplaceable one out of the whole staff? He’s been good, but is he the best?

      • GEAGLE

        Think Billy and Azz put the defense together! with a ton of I put from wise old owl McGovern and minter. Billy is going to be great…I don’t worry about Azz leaving, if Billy gets poached in a few years, Azz would take over at DC