Jim Caldwell takes medical leave from Dolphins

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Dolphins assistant Jim Caldwell is stepping away from the team for health reasons.

Caldwell, the Dolphins’ assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, is taking a leave of absence to address health issues. He will still serve as a consultant to head coach Brian Flores.

I will be stepping back due to some medical complications that require my full attention,” Caldwell said. “I want to thank Stephen Ross, Chris Grier, Coach Flores and the rest of the organization for the support they have given me and my family.”

Flores said he supports Caldwell’s decision to focus on his health.

“Our focus is on Jim’s health and supporting him in every way that we can,” Flores said. “With his knowledge and experience, Jim has been an invaluable member to our coaching staff and will continue to serve as a sounding board for me throughout the season.”

The 64-year-old Caldwell, who was the head coach of the Colts from 2009-11 and the Lions from 2014-17, did not disclose the nature of his health issues.

22 responses to “Jim Caldwell takes medical leave from Dolphins

  1. Best wishes, Coach Caldwell. He had a winning record as Lions Head Coach. How many can say that?

  2. After watching the dolphins QB’s I’d be sick too!!!!
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    Fair enough, but your time us coming when Mr. Brady retires. Sooner rather than later.

  3. Nice guy but he ruined the Colts. That’s a fact.
    He accomplished little with the Lions.
    This is what the Rooney rule gets you, mediocrity.
    Yes, I am inferring that Mike Tomlin is a mediocre HC because he IS.

  4. Nice guy but he ruined the Colts. That’s a fact.
    He accomplished little with the Lions.
    This is what the Rooney rule gets you, mediocrity.
    Yes, I am inferring that Mike Tomlin is a mediocre HC because he IS.

    The Rooney Rule is only concerned with being considered and interviewing. It does not give people the jobs. Caldwell is a very good OC, but not HC. Tomlin is not great, but there are many “non Rooney Rule’ HC who are not as good as he, some who have had more than one HC job in the NFL. You are only inferring that you think they are inferior because of something other than just their abilities.

  5. aintthenazz says:
    July 13, 2019 at 11:47 am
    Best wishes, Coach Caldwell. He had a winning record as Lions Head Coach. How many can say that?

    ========================================================================================== .563 avg, that is no claim to fame. 36-28, is not the kind of “winning record” any team wants, do you?

  6. dryzzt23 says:
    July 13, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Nice guy but he ruined the Colts. That’s a fact.
    He accomplished little with the Lions.
    This is what the Rooney rule gets you, mediocrity.
    Yes, I am inferring that Mike Tomlin is a mediocre HC because he IS.

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    Yeah, we get your oh-so-subtle implication. But speaking of mediocrity, how about a guy who doesn’t know the difference between “inferring” and “implying”?

  7. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    July 13, 2019 at 11:37 am
    The one coach this team needed most in 2019.☹
    +++++++++++
    Yeah you wanted Gase gone now watch him mop the floor with the Dolphins for the next 5 years with Flores.

  8. aintthenazz says:
    July 13, 2019 at 11:47 am
    Best wishes, Coach Caldwell. He had a winning record as Lions Head Coach. How many can say that?

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    Well ain’t that the truth…

    Good luck Jim. Not sure what you’re battling (and not my business, or anyone’s) but hoping you win the battle. Good luck coach.

  9. I don’t like the Rooney rule out & most of the time I enjoy speaking out against it. But I don’t want to talk about that tonight. I hope Jim Caldwell can get his health issues taken care of. I hope he can make a full recovery from the health issue he currently has. Best wishes Coach.

  10. This is not a time to say “He’s a nice guy…but…”

    It is a time to get behind him and say a prayer for him. He doesn’t care about your opinion aboout his coaching, he could be fighting for his life.

    Coach, if you are reading this, I am praying and asking the Lord to heal you. You are a good man and a valuable asset to the NFL.

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