Report: Jaguars interviewing Jim Caldwell on Tuesday

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The Jaguars are continuing to get a head start on their head coaching search in Week 18.

According to Eugene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars are interviewing former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell on Tuesday.

Frenette reports the interview is taking place in person at an undisclosed location outside Jacksonville. The Jaguars interviewed former Eagles coach Doug Pederson in the same manner last week.

Caldwell, 66, compiled a 26-22 record in three seasons as the Colts head coach from 2009-2011 and a 36-28 record as the Lions’ head coach from 2014-2017. Detroit went 9-7 in each of Caldwell’s last two seasons with the team.

The Jaguars are also slated to speak with Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles this week, though that interview will be conducted remotely.

Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will likely be interviewed by the team next week. The Packers have a bye for the first round of the postseason.

10 responses to “Report: Jaguars interviewing Jim Caldwell on Tuesday

  1. Gonna be an interesting list of those that are willing to work with, I mean in spite of Baalke.

  2. I see that they are doing the minority candidates first. Dont know whether or not this is the new league requirement or what. This issue is that there are a great many candidates in this field that are more than competent to coach these teams. However the new flavor of the recent past is the Lafleur/McVay etc style. The problem is that some of these guys get put into a position through nepotism. Not that they are not deserving – but guys such as Kyle Shanahan – and as we saw Sunday nite Klint Kubiak are kind of jumping into positions of development when many minority candidates do not have those opportunities. So the NFL is somewhat fighting an uphill battle to have more minority coaches and wont succeed in this win driven business until they address this issue.

  3. Caldwell is a classy competent football coach and leader — not sure that makes him a fit for this dreadfully inept operation. We’ll see.

  4. After working in Detroit… the man is too smart to seriously consider this job.

  5. Jim Cadwell had a winning record with Lions of all teams and had a 14-2 season with Colts. What have the Lions done ever since? He’s better than most of the candidates out there.

  6. I’d love to see the Bears bring in Caldwell. Not the flashiest hire but he’ll get them to stop giving away games with stupid mistakes and penalties

  7. Caldwell, in his mid-to-late 60s, has developed a coaching style that instills discipline and a will to win in football players while treating them with respect. There are many NFL coaches who could stand to learn a thing or two from him.

  8. “And Jim, that is the end of the interview, do you have any questions for me?” said Shad Khan.

    Jim answers, “how long do you plan on keeping Trent Baalke around”.

    Shad answers “I’ll let you know after Sunday when all the clowns show up”.

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