Joe Lombardi

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions talks with the sideline reporters after the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Bears 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions’ Matthew Stafford Trying To Make Jump Between ‘Good’ And ‘Great’

“The difference between good and great is just a split second at that position and I think he’s just seeing things a little faster and also knows when he can throw into some looks that last year maybe were a little cloudy that are much more clear to him.”


ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions and Cornelius Lucas #77 of the Detroit Lions celebrate Tate's touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Lions Offensive Coordinator Says System Will Pay Dividends

Detroit offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi says despite the Lions’ success, he was too aggressive trying to install a new offensive system.

97.1 The Ticket–08/12/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Orlovsky Says Stafford Looking Much More Comfortable In Offense

“We would have never been able to do that last year, not even in December,” Orlovsky said, describing a play Stafford made in practice.

CBS Detroit–06/11/2015

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)

Lions Start 2nd Year Under Offensive Coordinator Lombardi

The Detroit Lions are starting their second year under offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, and the unit hopes to catch up to last season’s stellar defense.

97.1 The Ticket–06/10/2015

Running back Ameer Abdullah, the second-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions, participates in rookie minicamp on May 8, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Lombardi Impressed By Abdullah, Liking Him More Every Day

“He’s a real pro, and every day you can see him do things that really excite you,” Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 20:   Lance Moore #16 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball in the fourth quarter against Kareem Jackson #25 of the Houston Texans during their game at Heinz Field on October 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Wide Receiver Lance Moore Motivated By Frustrating Season With Steelers

“People always ask me, ‘What happened?”” Moore said of his 2014 season. “It never quite clicked for Ben and I, and young guys played well.”

CBS Detroit–05/27/2015

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 28:  Morgan Burnett #42 of the Green Bay Packers breaks up a pass intended  Eric Ebron #85 of the Detroit Lions in the second quarter at Lambeau Field on December 28, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Lombardi Says More Production From Ebron Key To Overall Growth Of Offense

The Detroit offense still has plenty of room for improvement, and Lombardi said Ebron figures prominently into the equation.

CBS Detroit–04/01/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions runs against the Chicago Bears during the second half on December 21, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Lombardi Says Lions Will Tailor Offense To Stafford This Year, May Let Him Take More Chances

The Lions need more from talented quarterback Matthew Stafford, and the offensive coordinator plans to help him as much as he can.

CBS Detroit–04/01/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Reggie Bush #21 and Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions celebrate while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan the lions win 19-7. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Bush Will Still Be Starter When He Returns

Ankle injuries have plagued Bush this season, causing him to miss five of the last seven games, including three straight.

CBS Detroit–12/04/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions makes a reception in the second quarter against cornerback Antonio Cromartie #31 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tate On His Two Catches Against Arizona: ‘I Just Kind Of Wish I Had More Opportunities’

Tate did not come right out Thursday and say he should have gotten the ball more, but he would have liked more chances to help.

CBS Detroit–11/20/2014