The Caldwell facts
In fairness, Caldwell’s record has been better than his predecessors: 11-5, 7-9, 9-7, and eight or nine wins this season.
Should a coach be fired for one losing season in four?
The franchise just hasn’t continually improved during the last four years.
The run game has been in the bottom few every year; this year, the Lions are dead last running the ball. The number of years without a 100-yard rusher is over four, since former runner, Reggie Bush, accomplished the feat on Thanksgiving, 2013.
The defense has improved in the takeaways this year, moving into the top ten with a plus eight turnover differential.
The Lions, due to quarterback Matt Stafford, are once again in the top 10 in passing. That, despite giving up more sacks than all but five teams and the aforementioned lack of rushing yards.
The defense is 27th in total yards, including seventeenth in rushing yards, and 28th in passing yards per game.
These statistics have been largely unchanged with Caldwell wearing the headset.