FRISCO - We reported a week ago that Dan Campbell would be the Detroit Lions' next head coach, and our original source confirmed that this weekend - along with an additional note about the classy'' transition to Detroit for the former Dallas Cowboys tight end. Campbell's departure from the staff of the New Orleans Saints eliminated from the NFL postseason on Sunday) will be delayed until Wednesday, Ian Rapoport notes, because he wants to do exit interviews with his current players first.
The eight-year veteran gave an update last week from his hospital bed; he's set to hit free agency but is said to be considering retirement.
It was the last game that Mike McCarthy coached for the Green Bay Packers (they lost 20-17 to the Arizona Cardinals... incidentally he lost his first game with the Cowboys by the same margin against another NFC West team). Our northern rivals took the following offseason to get their ducks in a row and things have worked out rather wonderfully for them since.