What to expect from Detroit Lions’ defense in Aaron Glenn’s second year as coordinator

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell was certain he was going to lose one of his top assistant coaches, defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, to a head coaching job this offseason.

Glenn, who was the defensive backs coach for the New Orleans Saints from 2016-2020 before joining Campbell in Detroit last season as defensive coordinator, interviewed for the Saints’ head coaching vacancy in February, and Campbell thought Glenn had a great chance to win that job.

“I thought he was going to be gone, and I was going to be happy as hell for him,” Campbell said last Thursday. “But the thought of losing him, I just had this feeling of like I was going to be walking around without any pants on. So, I would say having AG, there is a comfort level. I think that pretty much says it all. “

Glenn also interviewed for the Denver Broncos head coaching job, and said the feedback he got from both New Orleans and Denver tells him he’s on the right track to one day get his chance to be a head coach.

But for now, he’s back to run the Lions’ defense for a second season. He participated in the NFL’s new accelerator program last week where he met with the owners for most of the other NFL clubs during the spring meetings in Atlanta.

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