The Detroit Lions have made a move to improve their defense, Aaron Glenn has been hired as the new defensive coordinator in Detroit.
Glenn’s career in the NFL actually starts as a player, he was drafted 12th overall (as a cornerback) by the New York Jets. In Glenn’s 15 NFL seasons,
Glenn played for the Jets, Texans, Cowboys, Jaguars, and Saints. In his playing career, he made three pro bowls and had three all pro awards.
Glenn had a short stint as a scout in 2012 with the Houston Stallions, and as a personnel scout with the Jets from 2012-2013. Glenn started his coaching career in 2014 with the Cleveland Browns as an assistant defensive backs coach, and went to the Saints as the defensive backs coach in 2016, where he stayed until this recent hiring.
Glenn had success in New Orleans, whose defense has turned from a laughingstock into an elite defense.
This could be good for the Lions defense, and for kickstarting the career of Jeff Okudah, former third overall pick, who looks like somewhat of a bust at the moment.