Lions Hire Gunther Cunninham as Defensive Coordinator

Posted by Bob Biscigliano in , ,

Today it was announced that the Lions hired Gunther Cunningham to coach the defense. He's from Germany and with those glasses is obviously a real bad ass.

He was first hired by the Chiefs as D-Coordinator in the 90s and their defense was the complete opposite of the Lions defense. He led that Chiefs defensive group to an NFL best 16 points per game; a team that also actually forced turnovers, which was tops in the AFC. After being promoted to a head coaching gig for a couple .500 seasons, he was Dick Vermeiled out of the job and since then, he has never really regained elite coaching status. He coached for a few years under Jim Schwartz as a linebackers coach in Tennessee and then ventured back to the Chiefs.

Hopefully he gets that 90s swagger back and whips out some honolulu blue sunglasses that will make him the most feared defensive coordinator in the NFL. I think this is a fresh start he desperately needed and I think his impact on the Lions will be resounding.

Here's a video of him cussing out a Baltimore Ravens fan, most likely in German, during his days in KC.


Scuba Steve   says 1:23 PM


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