Jim Caldwell: Detroit is unusually good head coaching vacancy

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After interviewing with the Detroit Lions on Friday, former Colts head coach Jim Caldwell is making sure that there is no doubt that he’d love to coach in Detroit.

Following his interview, Caldwell said that he believes the Lions’ vacancy is more unique than most head coaching vacancies in the NFL because Detroit already has a good nucleus of young players to build the franchise around, such as Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh.

“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 [When the Ravens beat the Lions in Week 15].”

Jim Caldwell may be a good fit for Detroit. The situation is  a bit similar to Caldwell’s first stint as a head coach in the NFL with the Colts. Caldwell inherited a very good Indianapolis team after Tony Dungy retired and took them to a Super Bowl. The question for the Lions is can Caldwell do the same for their franchise?


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