Twitter Reacts to the Jim Caldwell Decision
By Al Stahl
First thing Friday morning Bob Quinn made his decision, choosing to keep Caldwell in his current position and Twitter went off.
Jim Caldwell has been in limbo since January 3rd, when the Lions beat the Bears in the season finale. There was plenty of guessing regarding his job prospects the following week and throughout the Bob Quinn announcement. Just look at this twitter search of Pro Football Talk mentioning Caldwell to get an idea of the roller coaster Caldwell was riding. The pictures are kind of perfect.
First, the announcement:
Dave Birkett from Freep.com caught the full quote from Quinn:
From there, player reactions started rolling in:
And @SiloCast had a question for Megatron:
It seemed everyone was happy:
Ok, “at least it wasn’t Chip” isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement bu-
Oh. So maybe fans aren’t entirely thrilled by the decision…
Ryan, I really think you’re overexaggera-
Holy hot takes Batman! Others accepted the decision with a little less anger…
But even Carlos Monarrez, also from Freep.com, had a simmering hot take:
Then coach Caldwell made a statement:
And @PrideOfDetroit nailed Caldwell’s reaction:
Then it was reported that Quinn had interviewed the Jaguars’ director of college scouting Kyle O’Brien.
And before anyone could even put together an article about the interview, there were reports that he had been hired as the Lions’ new director of player personnel and Quinn’s “top lieutenant” / right hand man.
Quinn and O’Brien spent nearly a decade working together in New England:
And Jaguars PR manager Tad Dickman (I swear to God that’s his name, like his real name that he tells people in real life) tweeted a statement from Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell about O’Brien:
And the Pats’ Nick Caserio chimed in as well:
So everyone seems to be happy with the move to bring in O’Brien, who is a studious, hard-working Harvard man. Anything else?
Ok, I guess that about sums it up. But wait! There’s more!
You said it Mike. You said it. And something to consider in the coming months…
Now, all of this went down before lunch time on the east coast. Jeremy Reisman of Pride of Detroit lives in California. We’re almost three hours in and it’s barely daylight out west:
Sorry Jeremy. At least you’re not alone:
What a morning indeed.
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