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Lions new quarterback coach Jim Bob Cooter eager to help Stafford, Lions succeed

Lions new quarterback coach Jim Bob Cooter eager to help Stafford, Lions succeed
Lions new quarterback coach Jim Bob Cooter eager to help Stafford, Lions succeed
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The Detroit Lions new quarterback coach will have a bit more pressure on him than the normal assistant coach. According to a FOX Sports report on Feb. 10, the Detroit Lions officially announced Monday that Jim Bob Cooter will be the quarterbacks coach on Jim Caldwell's staff.

Cooter was a quarterback in college at Tennessee who didn't see too much on the field action. He was on the Broncos staff last season as their QB coach and he previously worked as an offensive assistant under new Lions head coach Jim Caldwell for three years in Indianapolis.

It will be very interesting to see how this all plays out in Motown next season.

Cooter, Caldwell and new OC Joe Lombardi all have had a great reputation for working with and helping improve quarterbacks through their career's, but is Stafford keen with the idea of having a QB coach?

Back in Dec. NBC Sports reported that when asked if Matt Stafford thought he needed a QB coach to help him grow as a better player, Stafford didn't think help was necessary.

Asked if he would spend time next year learning from a quarterback guru like George Whitfield, who has had good results in private tutoring sessions with several NFL quarterbacks, Stafford said he doesn’t believe that’s what he needs.

“Probably not,” Stafford said. “It’s not something that I feel would be my style or beneficial to me.”

Those statements by Stafford were before the new staff was assembled. The bottom line is Stafford and the new coaches have a common goal - to win games and get to the Super Bowl. With that being said, both sides will be hard at work this off-season.