ALLEN PARK http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/darius-slayton-jersey , Mich. (AP) —Jim Bob Cooter’s contract after the team sputtered to a 6-10 season while quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled.The Lions announced their decision Tuesday, two days after finishing 6-10 in coach Matt Patricia’s first season at the helm. Cooter was a holdover from Jim Caldwell’s staff, but his first season with Patricia did not go well.Only two teams in the NFC scored fewer points than Detroit’s 324. Rookie running back Kerryon Johnson gave the Lions’ running game a bit of a boost before he was lost for the season with a knee injury. Stafford took a step back, falling short of 4,000 yards passing for the first time since his injury-filled 2010 campaign.Detroit won its finale 31-0 over Green Bay Quinnen Williams Jersey , but that was the only time in its last 10 games that the Lions scored more than 22 points.Cooter was a quarterbacks coach for the Lions before taking over as offensive coordinator during the 2015 season. Detroit kept him after firing Caldwell and hiring Patricia, but that continuity didn’t seem to help much this season.Stafford threw 21 touchdown passes, also his lowest mark since 2010, and his passer rating of 89.9 was his lowest since 2014.“I think there are games where we were able to execute well in the passing game, and obviously games where we didn’t http://www.newyorkjetsteamonline.com/jachai-polite-jersey , and that’s why we are where we are right now,” Patricia said Monday. “We’ll evaluate all of it.”The Lions’ offense also took a hit when they traded Golden Tate for a draft pick in October. Receiver Marvin Jones ended up going on injured reserve. So did Johnson , who rushed for 641 yards in the 10 games he did play.Although Patricia has only been the coach for one season, Detroit’s decline from a 9-7 record in 2017 was stark enough that this should be an intriguing offseason. Now the Lions have a chance to reassess their offense as they move forward. The 2017 NFL draft is right around the corner, and the NFL Combine has given us an opportunity to see a lot of great former college athletes do drills in shorts that somehow will translate to them performing well on the football field in pads. The bulk of what gets a draft prospect noticed is their career at the collegiate level. The combine can sometimes get teams carried away with how good a player really is Chuma Edoga Jersey , and this causes some people to have unrealistic expectations for incoming players. There are also some prospects that don’t get enough love when entering the draft.Athletes have been overlooked and over hyped in the draft for years now. Think of guys like Tom Brady who were overlooked and didn’t get selected till late in the draft, and then think of players such Jamarcus Russell who was selected number one overall based off potential and failed miserably in the NFL. These kinds of mistakes happen every NFL draft. There is also always a player taken in later rounds that turn out to be a great NFL players for many years after being an afterthought.Here are 8 future NFL draftees that are being overlooked and 7 that are being over hyped leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft:
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