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Report: Lions Hire Joe Lombardi, Grandson Of Vince Lombardi, As New Offensive Coordinator

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METAIRE, LA - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Joe Lombardi of the New Orleans Saints poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Metairie, Louisiana. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

METAIRE, LA – CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Joe Lombardi of the New Orleans Saints poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Metairie, Louisiana. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) – According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Detroit Lions have their new offensive coordinator, and his last name is one that will undoubtedly ring a bell for many.

This Lombardi is indeed the grandson of Vince Lombardi, the legendary Hall-of-Fame coach for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named because Lombardi won six NFL championships in the ’50s and ’60s.

Before the Lions snatched Joe Lombardi up, he had spent seven years with the New Orleans Saints, the last five as the team’s quarterback coach.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees, with whom Lombardi worked, had never thrown more than 3,576 yards before coming to New Orleans. Since joining the Saints, Brees has recorded four seasons of 5,000-plus yards.

While Lombardi does not have experience as a coordinator in the NFL, he was the offensive coordinator for Mercyhurst College from 2002 to 2005.

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