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    Source: Lions were refused permission to talk to Gunther Cunningham
    by Tom Kowalski
    Tuesday January 20, 2009, 4:17 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. -- According to a league source, the Lions were initially refused permission to talk to Kansas City defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham about taking the same position with Detroit.

    The Chiefs might be in a transition period with new general manager Scott Pioli deciding the fate of head coach Herm Edwards. According to the source, the Lions are waiting to see if the Chiefs will eventually grant Cunningham permission to talk to the Lions.

    Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, who said he was going to take his time in putting together a staff, coached for three years with Cunningham when they were both with the Tennessee Titans. Schwartz has been busy at the Senior Bowl interviewing candidates for coordinator and assistant coaching jobs but, so far, no job has been filled.

    Schwartz is expected to return to Detroit Wednesday evening and that's when he's expected to also interview many members of the Lions' current staff. Those Detroit coaches, who are all at the Senior Bowl, have been granted permission to seek jobs with other teams, but Schwartz reserves the right to refuse any possible deal and keep that coach with the Lions.

    "Everything's just kind of up in the air,'' said one of Detroit's assistants.

    "I'm optimistic and I'd like to stay in Detroit. We'll see what happens,'' said another assistant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaschief View Post
    Source: Lions were refused permission to talk to Gunther Cunningham
    by Tom Kowalski
    Tuesday January 20, 2009, 4:17 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. -- According to a league source, the Lions were initially refused permission to talk to Kansas City defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham about taking the same position with Detroit.

    The Chiefs might be in a transition period with new general manager Scott Pioli deciding the fate of head coach Herm Edwards. According to the source, the Lions are waiting to see if the Chiefs will eventually grant Cunningham permission to talk to the Lions.

    Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, who said he was going to take his time in putting together a staff, coached for three years with Cunningham when they were both with the Tennessee Titans. Schwartz has been busy at the Senior Bowl interviewing candidates for coordinator and assistant coaching jobs but, so far, no job has been filled.

    Schwartz is expected to return to Detroit Wednesday evening and that's when he's expected to also interview many members of the Lions' current staff. Those Detroit coaches, who are all at the Senior Bowl, have been granted permission to seek jobs with other teams, but Schwartz reserves the right to refuse any possible deal and keep that coach with the Lions.

    "Everything's just kind of up in the air,'' said one of Detroit's assistants.

    "I'm optimistic and I'd like to stay in Detroit. We'll see what happens,'' said another assistant.
    He's a perfect fit for an 0 -16 team. Can't get any worse. Maybe he'll take Herm with him

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    This makes it pretty clear that Pioli is really considering keeping Herm for 2009. He must like the 2010 crop of free agent coaches.

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    It says initially refused.

    they will let him walk~ Otherwise they would be at the senior bowl

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstandley31 View Post
    He's a perfect fit for an 0 -16 team. Can't get any worse. Maybe he'll take Herm with him



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    Quote Originally Posted by drstandley31 View Post
    He's a perfect fit for an 0 -16 team. Can't get any worse. Maybe he'll take Herm with him
    Pure ignorance.


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    The key word in that article was "initially".

    Apparently he has permission now, and will talk with Schwartz soon about the job. As someone pointed out earlier, Pioli probably wasn't sure about who he wanted to keep or let go yet, so he denied the Lions permission to speak with Gunther until he assessed the personnel and had a better idea of who he was going to retain.

    http://http://www.kansascity.com/spo...ry/987327.html

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