Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) carries the ball as Minnesota Vikings safety Robert Blanton (36) attempts to tackle during the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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Joique Bell already has a line on the Lions’ new boss
Mike O’Hara — DetroitLions.com

Joique Bell was travelling when word got out last week that the Lions had hired Jim Caldwell as head coach. Bell tried unsuccessfully to make connections to get to Detroit to attend Caldwell’s press conference at Ford Field Wednesday.

“I missed my flight, ” Bell said later in the week.

Bell already has a line on the Lions’ new boss. As a rookie in 2010, Bell was active for five games with the Indianapolis Colts, where Caldwell was in his second season as head coach.

Lions should see many draft possibilities at Senior Bowl
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Coaching the Senior Bowl proved to be a fruitful venture for the Lions’ coaching staff last season as the team drafted three participants from the annual all-star game.

Although the Lions won’t be coaching the annual college all-star game this week, Jim Caldwell’s staff and team scouts will have an up-close look at some of the nation’s most talented seniors this week at Ladd Peebles Stadium.

Detroit Lions headquarters will be quieter with Jim Caldwell in charge
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

It sounds like the decibel level might be dropping quite a bit in Allen Park when Lions coach Jim Caldwell implements his philosophy of quiet civility.

Unlike fired coach Jim Schwartz, who barked at players, coaches, public-relations staff and reporters throughout his tenure, Caldwell has a reputation for treating players, coaches and just about everyone else with respect.

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