Report: Caldwell expected to meet with Lions brass on Monday

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Interviews for head coaching jobs have been going on around the league for the last week and the Dolphins became the first team to hire a new coach when they sealed a deal with Adam Gase over the weekend, but another job could still come open in the near future.

The Lions said their new General Manager would make a call on coach Jim Caldwell’s future in Detroit and that decision can be made now that Detroit has hired Bob Quinn to fill that position. A meeting involving Quinn, Caldwell and others from the Lions is expected to take place on Monday

Caldwell was able to get the Lions on track after a 1-7 start and they finished the year 6-2 in second half, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported over the weekend that Caldwell isn’t safe and adds Monday that Caldwell’s chances of making it to a third year in Detroit don’t “look good for him.”

Quinn is scheduled to meet the media for a press conference at 2 p.m. ET on Monday. One way or another, it seems we may get an answer on Caldwell’s status once that session gets underway.

22 responses to “Report: Caldwell expected to meet with Lions brass on Monday

  1. A lot of media and personnel folk have long suspected Rapoport makes things up. Like invents stories which can never be verified because it’s an unnamed source.

    If you go through a lot of his reports, they are suspicious. He gets incredible insights that seem almost unbelievable that no other reporter gets.

  2. Everybody talks about Quinn bringing in McDaniels. (Horrible thought). Even better, maybe Accorsi can bring in Coughlin like he did for the Giants. If you can’t get him, keep Caldwell for at least 1 more.

  3. can’t believe you guys are trashing Ian Crapreport’s sources. He had ‘multiple teams coveting Harbaugh’ before anyone else (ok, he was the only one with that bs); but he did know all about the Eagles interest in McDermott and Marrone before anyone else (even before the Eagles never expressed interest – still); plus he was the first to announce Gase’s 2nd interview with Lurie that umm…

    ok. nm.

  4. rlpftt says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:30 AM

    The Vikings overachieved this game, and the entire season. I see the Vikings falling back next year to a 7-9 team. Bridgewater is just not a good QB, and AP is looking old. The D will be top notch, but that won’t be enough.


    Wow, sounds exactly like your pathetic Lions last season!



  5. Rapoport said his chances aren’t good? See you back in Detroit for year 3, Caldwell!

    But seriously, I hope they keep him. We’re already more than likely losing Austin. Caldwell needs to stay if only for the sake of being able to keep Cooter. I don’t want to see Calvin gone and it may tip the scales for him if he has to get up to speed on another system.

    Good luck Mr. Quinn, the biggest decision of your career is going to be your first one.

  6. This guy is a good coach. That team played HARD after a bad start. He should get another opportunity if he gets let go.

    Scary thing is, you know who would be perfect in Detroit? Josh McDaniels….

  7. For a coach with a winning record Caldwell is awful.
    He never makes the right half-time adjustments. He continues to make stupid on-field personal mistakes. He doesn’t know the rules (which lost him the Seahawks game). And, he’s terrible at clock management.

    Yes, the Lions had a better second half, but when you play the likes of The Bears, Eagles and 49ers, it’s easy to win those games.

  8. jgd3rd says:
    Jan 11, 2016 11:45 AM
    He’s gone – and he should be. Take a look at his record, its awful.


    Caldwell is .563 with the Lions and .550 in the NFL over 5 years. McDaniels is .363.

  9. Not sure if it was Caldwell or Mayhew that couldn’t figure out that Stafford was regressing in Lombardi’s offense, so I can’t say that he’s slow to change for certain. That’s my only real complaint about Caldwell and I don’t know that its valid.

    Not certain that 6-2 run is a valid reason for hope as they only beat one team with a winning record. That smells like the inflated 2011 season to me.

  10. Quinn said he isn’t meeting with Caldwell today and doesn’t sound like he’s in a rush. If his mind was already made up (to fire Caldwell), he could have announced that this morning during his first press conference.

    If he’s hiring McDaniels, he’s got until the Pats get eliminated in the playoffs (or don’t) to make up his mind.

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