In what seems to be quite the familiar pattern anymore, the Detroit Lions have hired the recently released Marcus Robertson to be their secondary coach. Here’s a little snippet from CBS:
The Detroit Lions announced Monday the promotion of Tim Walton to Secondary/3rd Down Package Coach and hiring of Marcus Robertson as Defensive Assistant/Secondary Coach.
Also, former Titans defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil found his way back to Jeff Fisher by being hired as the St. Louis Rams defensive backs coach. STLToday give a brief overview of Cecil’s tenure as a member of the Titans staff:
He broke into coaching in 2001 as an assistant with Tennessee and spent his first eight seasons there on Fisher’s Titans staff working with the secondary in some capacity. The 2008 team had three players in the Pro Bowl, the first time that has happened in franchise history. In 2009, Cecil replaced Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator after Schwartz took the Detroit Lions’ head-coaching job.
Cecil’s first season as a coordinator went well enough, with the Titans finishing 11th in the league in run defense and eighth in interceptions, including four returned for touchdowns. But in Fisher’s final year with Tennessee, 2010, Cecil wasn’t retained after the defense finished 26th in total defense and 29th in passing defense.
Best of luck to both the coaches.
Now can we please get past the whole ex-coaches (Fisher and Schwartz) picking through our scraps? Go actually look for some talent. That’s got to be the most annoying thing to read about, now-a-days.