Jim Caldwell says Detroit Lions coaching vacancy unusually good


The Detroit Lions are looking for a new head coach after parting ways with Jim Schwartz. Despite finishing third in the NFC North, the Lions job is an appealing one. There is a solid quarterback in Matthew Stafford, the league’s best wide receiver in Calvin Johnson and a serviceable running back in Reggie Bush.

They also have one of the best defensive tackle duos in the league and a solid defensive front line. All that might make this the most appealing job on the market.

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach and current Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell verbalized as much in comments recently.

This is an unusual situation because of the fact that you don’t typically walk into a place that has a talented quarterback, one of the best receivers in all the game and just a fine nucleus,” he said, via the team’s website. “Then a defense that has an extremely talented front four. I saw them up close and personal (Week 15).”

Caldwell was referring to the Baltimore Ravens win on Monday Night Football, the one where Justin Tucker kicked six field goals.

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  • Herman Moore

    Unusual situation indeed. Caldwell’s merits aside, I notice that every HC candidate and pundit is saying, basically, that only an idiot could manage to lose with the guys on this Lions roster. Which doesn’t say much for Schwartz, or for his chances of landing another HC gig.