On the heels of the first real link between the Detroit Lions and Ken Whisenhunt comes the first report of a Lions interview. It will go to former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell.
Lions are scheduled to interview Ravens OC Jim Caldwell for their HC job Friday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 2, 2014
Caldwell comes well credentialed in the quarterback category having spent the 2002 to 2008 seasons as Peyton Manning’s position coach. Manning is the type of talent that he often gets credit as being someone anyone can coach but Manning has sung the praises of Caldwell in the past.
Upon Tony Dungy’s retirement from the Colts’ sideline, Caldwell was tabbed as his successor and largely kept the team going in the same successful direction, reaching Super Bowl XLIV. Then Manning had his health issues and the leg the Colts table depended on brought things crashing to the floor.
Caldwell joined the Ravens as their quarterbacks coach for the 2012 season and finished the year as their offensive coordinator after Cam Cameron was fired. He brought new life to the Ravens offense, helping the team finish the year as Super Bowl champions.