Schottenheimer a Finalist for Green Bay job

(ALLEN PARK) - The Detroit Lions defensive coaching staff could become more unglued as early as this week when former defensive coordinator Kurt Schottenheimer makes a decision on whether to move to the Green Bay Packers as a defensive assistant. Plus more inside, including how this will affect Detroit's coaching staff.

(ALLEN PARK) - The Detroit Lions defensive coaching staff could become more unglued as early as this week when former defensive coordinator Kurt Schottenheimer makes a decision on whether to move to the Green Bay Packers as a defensive assistant.

Schottenheimer is being courted by Packers head coach Mike Sherman as a defensive assistant.  While he would not be the defensive coordinator, a job that is likely to go to assistant head coach defense Bob Slowik.  However, Schottenheimer could be given Slowik's old title.

While the Lions would like to retain Schottenheimer as defensive backs coach to prevent further splintering of their already fragmented coaching staff, they have already released him from the final year of his contract making the decision Schottenheimer's.

Green Bay is looking to replace the fired Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator.  Donatell joined the staff of the Atlanta Falcons and new head coach Jim Mora, Jr.  

Detroit is now mulling the idea of having new defensive coordinator Dick Jauron work as both the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach being assisted by defensive assistant Don Clemons.  

Detroit is also reportedly talking to "Mean" Joe Green, the Pittsburgh Steelers great and former Arizona Cardinals defensive line coach and Larry Brooks, former Chicago Bears defensive line coach and former Pro Bowl player.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Former Lions wide receivers coach Bobby Williams has landed on his feet after being fired as Detroit Lions wide receivers coach.  Williams was named an offensive assistant for LSU head coach Nick Saban.  Williams was an outstanding running backs coach and a top recruiter when working under Saban at Michigan State.


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