McEwen is the team’s elder statesman among the members of the player personnel department, having been a member of the scouting staff for the longest period of time. He originally joined the organization in 1987.
A 1980 graduate of West Liberty State (W.V.), McEwen began his tenure with the Lions as an area scout after spending two seasons working for the BLESTO Scouting Service. Prior to his scouting career, the East McKeesport, Pa., native served as the defensive line coach at his alma mater from 1980-81, and later coached four seasons at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, Pa.).McEwen and his wife, Colleen, reside in Pittsburgh, Pa., and have four sons: Scott Jr., Matthew, Patrick and Michael.
The Lions began on-the-field preparations for Buffalo on Wednesday the same way they did for the Jets last week – without All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson on the practice field.
The players are different, but the defense Jim Schwartz runs as the Bills’ defensive coordinator is something the Lions practiced against in Schwartz’s tenure as head coach.
Tim Twentyman covers all the news from Wednesday's practice including George Winn's roster promotion, Calvin Johnson's injury update and more.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson talked about his health and preparing to go against former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz's defense this week.