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Gunther Cunningham

DENVER - AUGUST 21:  Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham of the Detroit Lions works from the bench against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 21, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 25-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Gunther Cunningham Likes New Lions Defense, Happy To See More Blitzing

Former defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham seems to love how the new Lions offense is taking shape under new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2014

DETROIT - OCTOBER 10: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears talks with Detroit Lions defensive Coordinator Gunther Cunningham after the game at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Bears 24-13.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Former Defensive Coordinator Gunther Cunningham Staying With Lions

Cunningham is currently listed on the team’s staff page as a senior coaching assistant.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions drops a pass during the first quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Gunther Cunningham Says Flag Could Have Been Thrown On Play Before Ravens’ Game-Winning FG

“The left tackle was moving,” Cunningham said. “It wasn’t hard to see.”

CBS Detroit–12/20/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 15: Wide receiver Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants walks off after he is injured during the 2nd half of the Seattle Seahawks 23-0 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Loss Of Victor Cruz Might Not Incapacitate Giants As Much As Expected

Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham did not explain how he believed the game might change without Cruz, but he cautioned that Cruz is not the only one to whom Manning can throw.

CBS Detroit–12/20/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 1: Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field on December 1, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Gunther Cunningham Watches Oregon Film To Help Prep For Speedy Eagles Offense

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham studied up on what Kelly has been doing in his brief time so far with the Eagles. Then he dug deeper.

97.1 The Ticket–12/06/2013

DENVER - AUGUST 21:  Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham of the Detroit Lions works from the bench against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 21, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 25-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Gunther Cunningham Breaks Down The D-Line’s Lack Of Sacks

One the most menacing units in the NFL, the Detroit Lions defensive line has many scratching their heads as to why it is not racking up more sacks.

CBS Detroit–11/08/2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 22: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears tries to escape the tackle of William Gay #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a third quarter run at Heinz Field on September 22, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Chicago won the game 40-23. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Focusing On Underrated Matt Forte

Schwartz even agreed to compare Forte with freakishly talented Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson.

CBS Detroit–09/27/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Rashean Mathis #31 of the Detroit Lions pumps up the crowd during the fourth quarter while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 34-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mathis Embraces Role As Mentor As Well As On-Field Duties

Far from being resentful of his declining status, the 33-year-old Mathis takes care to build up his young teammates.

CBS Detroit–09/22/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Cornerback Bill Bentley #28 of the Detroit Lions is called for pass interference on Wide receiver Andre Roberts #12 of the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 25-21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Gunther Cunningham Confident In Secondary, Carson Palmer’s Criticism Aside

Asked how he can get players to play the ball instead of the receiver, Cunningham – a 44-year coaching veteran – laughs, and there is a measure of scorn in the sound.

CBS Detroit–09/22/2013

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02:  Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings smiles on the bench after returning an interception for a touchdown while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 20-13.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Vikings’ Jared Allen Doesn’t Rule Out Joining Lions, Says ‘Detroit Getting Better’

It’s a far cry from his attitude in 2011 when he said he would “drown himself” if he had to live in “glomy” and “depressing” Detroit.

CBS Detroit–09/04/2013

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