The hits keep on coming out of Motown for the Detroit Lions – but not the kind made by Marvin Gaye or the Temptations.
On Thursday the Lions announced they would be missing a number of coaches for Saturday’s game against the Buccaneers.
Interim Head Coach Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Cory Undlin, defensive line coach Bo Davis, defensive backs coach Steve Gregory and linebackers coach Ty McKenzie will miss the game due to COVID-19 protocols.
The team also announced their new chain of command for the game.
Wide receivers coach Robert Prince will fill in for Bevell as head coach with quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan handling play-calling duties. Assistant head coach Evan Rothstein will call plays on the defensive side of the ball with defensive assistant Tony Carter coaching defensive backs.
Rounding out the interim coaches for the game will be director of football research David Corrao in change of linebackers and minority coaching assistant Ty Warren responsible for the defensive line on Saturday.
The Buccaneers travel to take on the Lions this Saturday and need just a win to secure their first playoff appearance since 2007.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com