Lions fire offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, OL coach Jeremiah Washburn

OL assistant coach Terry Heffernan also fired

Joe Lombardi at practice with Detroit Lions players. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT – After a dismal 1-6 start to the season, the Detroit Lions have fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn and offensive line assistant coach Terry Heffernan.

This was Lombardi's second season as Lions offensive coordinator. Jim Bob Cooter has been named his successor. Cooter has been the team's quarterbacks coach.

Jeremiah Washburn

Jeremiah Washburn