Lions Mailbag: Coaching and the future

The new year is upon us, but for Detroit, it is the same old familiar feeling.

An under-.500 record to end the season. A coaching search. Questions about the present and the future and the undying hope that next year will be better than the year prior.

These topics are all addressed in this week's Lions Mailbag (on Sunday this week), the first mailbag of the new year. As always, the Mailbag is only as good as the questions you ask. To submit a question, tweet @mikerothstein or with the hashtag #LionsMailbag or email michael.rothstein@espn.com.

Now, on to your questions.