Lions forced into rare situation with COVID-19 tracing

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Detroit Lions are going to be in a tough position on Saturday. Not only are they facing arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time, but many of their coaches will not be able to be on the sidelines. 

Their interim head coach and several other coaches are “benched” due to contact tracing. A player and a coach on the Lions have tested positive for the coronavirus. 

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Therefore, interim head coach Darrell Bevell will not be able to coach. He has been replaced by another interim head coach in Robert Prince.

Besides Bevell, the Lions will be without defensive coordinator Cory Undlin. In addition, the team is without defensive line coach Bo Davis, linebackers coach Ty McKenzie, and defensive backs coach Steve Gregory. 

Robert Prince will serve as the Lions interim head coach on Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prince was the wide receivers coach before this promotion for one game. 

Prince and the short-handed coaching staff will try to prevent the Buccaneers from clinching a playoff berth. If they are able to win, Tampa Bay will make the playoffs for the first-time since the 2007 season. 

Besides Prince being in a new role, Evan Rothstein will serve as interim defensive coordinator. He has never called a game in his coaching career. 

In addition, Ty Warren is serving as the interim defensive line coach. David Corrao is also the interim linebackers coach. 

Plus, Tony Carter is the interim defensive backs coach. 

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