Jim Caldwell: Detroit Lions Would Be Making Great Hire

JIm Caldwell

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The Detroit Lions might still be licking their wounds after missing out on Ken Whisenhunt, but the folks in the Motor City should not fret.

At this point, the Lions could ask a month-old child to be their next head coach and he/she would still be an upgrade over Jim Schwartz. Not only was Schwartz a total moron in terms of the Xs and Os, he had also never been a big part of a winning franchise. Thankfully, there are are still a few candidates on the coaching market that have some experience in big games.

However, no coach is more qualified to lead the Lions than current Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. Many remember this established head coach for simply serving as Tony Dungy‘s replacement with the Indianapolis Colts, yet I can assure you that Caldwell is the best fit for Detroit.

Let’s face it: the Lions haven’t won a playoff game since 1991, so this organization needs a winner in the worst way. With two Super Bowl titles as an assistant head coach/coordinator Caldwell has worked with some of the best quarterbacks in the game and would definitely squeeze the most out of disgruntled quarterback Matthew Stafford.

The Lions need to understand that winning is process and it’s one that Caldwell has all but mastered during his last 14 years at the NFL level. Caldwell is the head-and-shoulders best candidate to land the Lions’ opening.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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  • Chris Wyman

    I disagree… in 2007 after the Lions started 6-2 the lions finished 7-9 and they blamed Mike Martz. After firing Mike Martz they replaced him with Jim Colletto… they finished that season 0-16. Hiring Jim Caldwell will be the same thing.

  • 1337 Knight

    “Detroit Lions would me making great hire with Jim Caldwell” — said the Baltimore Ravens. Caldwell did well in the playoffs last year, but look what happened to the Ravens when he had a full year of control.