Detroit Lions Turn Their Attention to Jim Caldwell

Aug 12, 2013; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell talks to the media after training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions fed us all lines about winning now and being the most attractive head coaching job available. Throw it all out the window at this point.

Ken Whisenhunt may have always been option A, but since the Lions never got to interview Bill O’Brien and Lovie Smith, options B and C are also out the window. Time for option D.

According to the National Football Post’s Jason Cole, that pool could be expanded to options E and F:

While Caldwell may not excite most Lions fans who were already convinced Ken Whisenhunt would be the guy, the contingent still hung up on trying to lure Tony Dungy to Detroit should be ecstatic. After all, Caldwell was Dungy’s hand-picked successor and still carries Dungy’s highest recommendation.

In fact, as Cole points out, there really isn’t much difference between Whisenhunt and Caldwell.

True enough, Whisenhunt has a career 45-51 regular season record with a 4-2 playoff record including a Super Bowl loss. Caldwell has a regular season mark of 26-22 with a 2-2 playoff record including a Super Bowl loss.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Jim Caldwell

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