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Scott Linehan, the former St. Louis Rams coach who turned down the San Francisco 49ers' offer to...

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Scott Linehan, the former St. Louis Rams coach who turned down the San Francisco 49ers' offer to become their offensive coordinator, has agreed to join the Lions in that position.

Yup. ESPN reporting that Linehan, who spurned the 49'ers with the claim that Linehan wasn't ready to return to coaching or that he wanted to spend time with his family, will be the OC for the Detroit Lions. Observation 1: Why is Detroit intent on hiring former Rams head coaches to be their OC's? It doesn't seem to be working. Observation 2: Why Detroit, Coach Linehan? Didn't want to go to a divisional rival? Just don't like the 49'ers? Or is it, as I expect, a chance to revive your career with an offense that has hit rock bottom and is thus assured more offensive success in the future that you can credit yourself with?