Full disclosure: As defensive coordinator of the Lions, he’s not one of those guys whom you look at and say, “Wow! Look how much the defense did the minute he took over.” That hasn’t happened. Detroit this season ranked last in total defense and allowed more points (427) than Chicago and Arizona.
But if you go down the list of what you’re looking for in a head coach – leadership, building relationships, hiring the right people, managing them well and motivating players – he’s strong in all those areas. He has all the qualities the best coaches in this league have, which means he’s someone owners and GMs absolutely should be talking to.
I’m close to some of the people in Detroit, and I’ve met Aaron. There is a presence about him. When he walks into the room, you feel it. I had that same sensation about Reid when he came to Philadelphia. That doesn’t mean I’m comparing Aaron to Andy, because I’m not. But Aaron is somebody who seems bigger than he actually is just by his mere presence, and I feel that when I’m around him.
If you’re compiling a list of candidates who match up with the league’s most successful coaches, Aaron Glenn deserves to be on it.
About Aaron Glenn
Years as DC: 2
Record as DC: 12-21-1
Lions’ average defense rank (yards) under Glenn: 31st
We have talked about Glenn plenty around here about whether he should even keep his job. It is clear that he is thought of very highly around the league. I know it was mentioned in other posts, and by other people, but I think Glenn would make a really good head coach. He has the personality for it and he appears to be an excellent teacher and leader of men.
He really needs to work on his scheme/play calling. Glenn is honestly one of the most interesting storylines for me to watch next year. I have a ton of confidence that this defensive roster will have enough talent in 2023 to be a top 15 unit. It will be up to Glenn to get them to play to that level.
This is the second time this week I’ve heard this. One of the Detroit guys was talking about why Glenn is getting interviews and Duce doesn’t seem to be. Guy said essentially the same thing…Duce is kinda quiet and soft spoken. And Glenn isn’t ‘loud’, but when he enters a room, you know it. Commanding presence.
I would be shocked if AG got a head coaching job. I just don’t see an owner hiring a guy who has lead back to back defenses that have ranked nearly the worst in the nfl. Good luck selling your fan base and season ticket holders on that.
On the other hand, I’d love the 2 - 3rd round picks the Lions would get! Then hire Vic Fangio!
4 league MVP awards and 1 lousy Superbowl showing. Brady has 10. Peyton has 4. A big reason is that Green Bay can’t draft their way out of a paper bag. But the winner gene is not prevalent in Wisconsin.
Haha common now @socko, I ■■■■■■■ hate the Packers but they have won 2 super bowls and played in several nfc championships in my lifetime. As a Lions fan, I’d be pumped to win a single playoff game. I’m jealous of the Packers success to be honest.
One of those was with Favre and Holmgren. Winning anything with Favre is impressive as he’s just as likely to throw it to the other team. But those teams had talent outside of QB. They just had to keep Favre from posting d*** picks and ripping off the poor.