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Calvin Johnson's retirement leaves a huge void for the Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Calvin Johnson's retirement leaves a huge void for the Detroit Lions. Detroit will face defenses for the first time in a decade without one of its players drawing double coverage on almost every snap. Johnson walked away from the Lions and the league in March, announcing his retirement at the age of 30. The move rekindled memories of Hall of Fame running...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NFL head coaches who could be fired next season

Last season was somewhat friendly to NFL head coaches with only three being given the ax during the year. That’s a rarity in what has increasingly become a win-now league. The same likely won’t be said this upcoming season. It might be pure conjecture here, but there could be as many as eight head coaches on the chopping block entering the 2016 campaign. From a coach in Detroit...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell says Calvin Johnson made the right decision to retire

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was understandably disappointed when he learned that Calvin Johnson was going to retire, for obvious reasons. But the way he sees it, when every factor is taken into account — especially the wide receiver’s own opinion — Johnson made the right decision. Calling Johnson a “great competitor” as well as a “world-class person,” Caldwell...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell to remain Lions head coach

The Detroit Lions announced on Friday that head coach Jim Caldwell will remain with the team. Shortly after the season ended, the Lions’ decision to hire a new general manager in Bob Quinn led to speculation that Caldwell might wind up out of a job. Detroit finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs this season after reaching the postseason with an 11-5 record in Caldwell’s first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Caldwell’s Job Is Not Safe

Perhaps it’s time for Lions head coach Jim Caldwell to start sleeping with one eye open. According to a report by Ian Rapoport of on Saturday, Caldwell’s job is not safe as new Detroit general manager Bob Quinn is looking to evaluate the team’s coaching situation. A big topic of discussion on @NFLGameDay today: New #Lions GM Bob Quinn will evaluate the coaching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell: Stop asking about my job status

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell knows his job is on the line, and he’s repeatedly criticized for asking about his status at the helm. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Caldwell interrupted a question about how the team’s two-game winning streak has impacted his job security. “You must be fixated on that or something, aren’t you? That must be...
Via Sportsnaut
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell rips Detroit media for negativity

The Lions are coming off their worst loss of the season — a 45-10 shellacking in London at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs that dropped Detroit’s record to an NFL-worst 1-7. Yet, for some reason, Jim Caldwell still expects the media to play nice. On Tuesday, Caldwell spent some time complaining to reporters about how negative the media in Detroit has been. Jim Caldwell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell blames Lions players for offensive problems

The Detroit Lions are the only team in the NFL that hasn’t won a game. It takes a collective lack of effort to start off a season 0-5, but most of the talk around Detroit has been about bad play-calling and a scheme that is too predictable. Head coach Jim Caldwell doesn’t believe the system is the issue. During an interview with 97.1-FM on Wednesday, he essentially blamed his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions owner Martha Ford is not happy with NFL about blown call on MNF

After a blown call cost the Detroit Lions a win against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night in Week 4, it’s not surprising to hear team owner Martha Ford is upset with the NFL. Ford hasn’t made a public statement about the matter, and the Lions have been maintaining praiseworthy discipline as an organization about not making a huge fuss publicly about the missed call. Head...
Via Sportsnaut
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell telling Lions to not talk about controversial call

The Detroit Lions lost on Monday night in part because of a missed call when Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright illegally batted a fumble out of the end zone, but Lions coach Jim Caldwell needs the team to refocus. According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, Caldwell said he plans to tell the players to not talk about the missed call, because there’s nothing they can do about...
Via Sportsnaut
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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