Lions add Marcus Robertson as defensive assistant

The Detroit Lions have hired a familiar face to coach Jim Schwartz to help out on defense.

The club announced Marcus Robertson, the former All-Pro safety, has been hired as a defensive assistant/secondary coach. He replaces Brandon Fisher, the son of Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who departed for St. Louis to be work with his father.

Schwartz was an assistant for the Tennessee Titans for two seasons when Robertson was a player and then he served as an assistant when Schwartz was defensive coordinator on Fisher’s staff in Nashville.

Robertson spent so long with the Titans he was a player for the Houston Oilers. In all, he was with the franchise for 19 seasons. Now, if the Lions could just find some players with skill sets like Robertson had, they might be able to turn around one of the areas in need of significant work on their roster.

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