Joe Lombardi

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

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.