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PFT Live: Jim Caldwell, Manny Ramirez

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If you’re interested in what the future holds for a Jim Caldwell-coached Lions team, you won’t want to miss Friday’s edition of PFT Live.

Caldwell will join Mike Florio a couple of days after he was introduced as the new head coach in Detroit and they’ll be talking about what drew Caldwell to Detroit during the program. We’ll find out Caldwell’s thoughts about the team’s personnel, his belief that the team can win right away and much more as Caldwell takes what he hopes are first steps toward a playoff berth.

The Broncos earned one of those berths this season and a member of the team will also be joining the program. Center Manny Ramirez will join Florio to share some of what is on his mind with the AFC Championship Game a couple of days away.

You can watch it all live at noon ET by clicking right here.

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4 Responses to “PFT Live: Jim Caldwell, Manny Ramirez”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 17, 2014 11:40 AM

    Wow this is great stuff, can’t wait to hear what Caldwell has to say, this should be fascinating! My schedule is cleared and you have my full attention.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 17, 2014 11:53 AM

    Not to say Manny Ramirez is chopped liver, he’s one of my favorite Lions draft picks! Gotta love a versatile strongman for the interior of the line.

  3. lionsmark09 says: Jan 17, 2014 12:03 PM

    Manny Ramirez…hmm. Wasn’t he the O-Linemen that the Lions run out of town because they didn’t need him? Imagine that. Another example of the lack of player evaluation during that time for the Lions. I am glad they have done better recently.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 17, 2014 12:29 PM

    Well they evaluated Manny well, that was why I liked the pick because I would have made the same pick. He was a very impressive prospect and the issue we had is we didn’t really seem committed to trying to use him and giving him playing time early. It felt like we were making excuses to give other guys the reps at the time who were more veteran and ready to make the push for those seasons that ultimately didn’t work out. They just put themselves into a disjointed position when it came time to lock him up or not, and they came up short on investing in him early.

    And great chat by Caldwell, he seems to be operating from a well grounded and cool and calm perspective. Whether fiery or relaxed it doesn’t matter how if he can execute on influencing these players in a positive way. If they can show up ready and willing to listen and work, then they will have no choice but to get better. And great to hear how focused he is on fundamentals and character as being molded into everything that he talks about. You could ask him what he’s eating for lunch and he would slip in a line about the character and skill of the sandwich maker as being part of the reason why he chose it.

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