Joe Lombardi

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

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions calls plays in a huddle in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Lions Simplifying Offense In Preparation For Patriots Game

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will put 15 to 20 percent fewer plays on the call sheet for Sunday’s game.

CBS Detroit–11/20/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions watches the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals from the sidelines at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Offense Fixable, Explains Why Stafford Only Threw To Tate Twice

Head coach Jim Caldwell noted Monday that there is not one particular area on offense the Lions need to shore up.

CBS Detroit–11/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by the New Orleans Saints after a first-quarter reception at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Caldwell Not Optimistic That Fauria, Ebron Will Play; Pettigrew Iffy

If the Lions only have Kellen Davis and Jordan Thompson active and one of them suffers an injury, Lombardi might have to get creative.

CBS Detroit–10/24/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 05:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Lombardi Weighs In On Whether He’ll Be Carried Off The Field If Lions Beat Saints

“I wouldn’t allow that,” Lombardi said with a smile.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches a first quarter touchdown next to Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With Johnson’s Status Unknown, Lombardi Developing Plans For All Possibilities

If Joe Lombardi knows whether wide receiver Calvin Johnson will be available Sunday, he did not tip his hand Thursday.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2014

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford talks in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about the new season, and what being in Detroit has meant to him. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Matthew Stafford Opens Up On Football, Life Off Field

With the start of the NFL regular season, it’s anything but business as usual for Matthew Stafford as he takes his place in the midst of the huddle tonight as starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a sixth year.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29: Kevin Ogletree #11 of the Detroit Lions carries the ball against Shaun Prater #27 of the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter of the game on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kevin Ogletree Poised For Larger Role In Lions Offense

Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi hesitated to label Ogletree definitively as the number three wide receiver, but he spoke highly of him.

CBS Detroit–08/08/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions tries to get around the tackle of Ryan Mundy #21 of the New York Giants during a fourth quarter run at Ford Field on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. New York won the game in overtime 23-20. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Reggie Bush Says Lions Are Using An Offense That Has Won A Super Bowl

“I’ve seen it win us a Super Bowl, so it works,” Reggie Bush said of the new Lions offense. “It definitely works.”

CBS Detroit–08/07/2014