Why A 9-7 Season Would Be A Failure For The LionsFor the Lions to make this season count, to make it really stand for something, they need to lock up the NFC North either this weekend or next and then make some noise in the playoffs.
Giants' Secondary Licking Its Chops Over Injured StaffordCooter said he isn't sure how much the Giants will target Stafford's finger, but knows a lot happens on the field - beneath pile-ups, along the line of scrimmage - that spectators don't see.
Jim Bob Cooter Gets Actual Vote For PresidentJim Bob Cooter, originally nominated for President by a fan with a beat-up van and subsequently endorsed by Golden Tate, is gaining steam in the polls.
Lions Hoping To Protect Stafford From His Fiercest Abusers - But It Won't Be Easy Cooter is confident the Lions’ improved offensive line, buoyed by emerging left tackle Taylor Decker, can help facilitate that.
Jim Bob Cooter For President? Lions Voice Their Support.Upon seeing the van, Tate admitted his first instinct was to "follow him all the way home and say he has my vote."
Lions Praise Cooter For Improved OffensePre-Cooter, the Lions averaged 68 yards on the ground per game. Post-Cooter, they’re averaging 100.7 a game.
Caldwell: No Regrets Over Not Promoting Cooter Sooner"It’s a difficult transition, what we’re going through right now even just in terms of our offensive system and how it’s functioning. It’s an unusual change.”
Cooter On Bell, Abdullah: 'There's Certain Run Schemes We Like With Different Guys'“When you feel secure that the guy you’re handing the ball to is going to have it at the end of the play and it’s not going to end up on the ground, it’s a lot easier to call that run for that guy."
Cooter Adjusting As OC, Says Abdullah Will See Bigger Role In Lions' Offense"There’s some things I would definitely – some calls I would like back, some calls that I could improve.”
Stafford's Intelligence In Question? 'Hogwash,' Says CaldwellLions head coach Jim Caldwell said it was “hogwash” that the team was frustrated with Matthew Stafford’s intelligence.
Cooter: It's As Much Stafford's Offense 'As It Is Mine'“He (Stafford) has done a good job of telling me plays he likes or plays he doesn’t like or maybe we should run this route at this depth instead of that depth."
Caldwell: Jim Bob Cooter, Ron Prince Have What It TakesCaldwell compared the relationship between Cooter and Stafford to the one that he himself had with quarterback Joe Flacco in Baltimore.