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Detroit Lions Hire Former Denver Broncos WR To Become Assistant Head Coach and Coach Running Backs

Written by TrevStone

Today it was announced the Detroit Lions would be hiring Indianapolis Colts running backs coach Scottie Montgomery. Montgomery is a former NFL WR who has been coaching since 2006.

This move makes complete sense for Detroit seeing they’ve been hiring former players along with the fact Montgomery has coached multiple positions will help Dan Campbell out as assistant head coach as well.

Montgomery entered the NFL in 2000 as a rookie free agent with the Carolina Panthers. From there, he played for the Denver Broncos for three years (2000–2002) and the Oakland Raiders (2003). In 2005, he played for the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League.

This hiring comes after Detroit lost RB coach Duce Staley.

One thing that worries me is East Carolina University named Montgomery its head coach on December 13, 2015. Montgomery was then terminated before the 2018 season finale after posting a 9–26 record in three seasons. He couldn’t win as a head coach and that is a little scary but in reality that doesn’t matter especially with the position he will be in.

He will help players buy in more to Detroit as he is a very respectful coach. I can’t wait to see what he can do with the Lions backfield!

As a coach:
Duke (2006–2009) – Wide receivers coach
Pittsburgh Steelers (2010–2012) Wide receivers coach –
Duke (2013) – Associate head coach/offensive coordinator/passing game/wide receivers coach –
Duke (2014–2015) – Associate head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
East Carolina (2016–2018) Head coach –
Maryland (2019–2020) Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
Indianapolis Colts (2021–present) Running backs coach

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