Detroit Lions Podcast: The Ben Johnson coaching episode

The week after wild card weekend has been a super one for the Detroit Lions. Offensive coordinator Ben Johnson announced on Tuesday night that he was eschewing the opportunity to further interview for the head coaching position with the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday and also declared he was not seeking any other positions.

That’s incredible news for the Lions, and we celebrated Johnson’s decision on the latest edition of the Detroit Lions Podcast. Host Chris had adamantly insisted that Johnson was not leaving the Lions, and he was proven correct.

We broke down why Johnson would choose to stay and what it says about the current state of the Lions. The NFC North now runs through Detroit and Johnson’s return is part of that proclamation.

There is also discussion of Aaron Glenn as a head coaching candidate for some other teams, and why he would appeal as the leader of a team even though his results as the Lions’ defensive coordinator have not been stellar. Who else might get lured away or promoted on the coaching staff in the next year? Would the Lions look outside the organization?

We also spend some time talking about former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz landing in Cleveland as the new defensive coordinator of the Browns and the dynamic he offers that team.

The audio-only version is available here or from your favorite podcast provider.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire