After the firing of Jim Schwartz on Monday, Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand called his team’s head coaching vacancy the best that there is out there, among the many that are. The fact that he may absolutely be correct with that statement is what will make their search one of the most interesting to watch unfold.
According to a report from the Washington Post, one of the names that the team is interested in is that of current Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator, and former Indianapolis Colts head coach, Jim Caldwell.
As you’ll remember, after taking over for Tony Dungy, Caldwell led Peyton Manning and the Colts to the Super Bowl one season while he was at the helm, the loss to the New Orleans Saints, and was an assistant under Dungy on the team that took home the Lombardi Trophy from the Chicago Bears.
If anything, his experience with working with great offenses like that of those Colts teams could do wonders for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and company, which is what the team is looking for.
Remember, Lewand said that this team needs a culture change, and Caldwell may indeed be the man to make that happen.