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Profile: New Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell has given Teryl Austin his first shot at being a defensive coordinator in the NFL. It was also Caldwell, 59, who gave Austin, 49, his first full-time coaching job more than two decades ago. In this way, the two -- mentor and pupil -- have come full circle. While Caldwell has been running offenses since they first met, Austin still views him as one...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions embrace Jim Caldwell's calm, collected approach to coaching

When Jim Schwartz first took over as coach in Detroit, his emotional side was applauded for bringing an attitude to a long-time losing franchise. But when his team struggled the last two seasons, that style became heavily criticized because the players lacked disciplined, both on and off the field. Not surprisingly, after Schwartz got fired six months ago, the Lions found a replacement...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Catching up before training camp

The Lions didn’t get it done last season. The Detroit Lions start regular season play in less than two months from today. Training camp is set to begin a few short weeks, on Monday, July 28. For this year’s team, the start of the season can’t come soon enough because Detroit’s offseason began all the way back on December 29. Last season doesn’t bring up many pleasant feelings...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions could finally break their horrible streak of winning a playoff game in 2014

I love the direction of the Detroit Lions and the way they are heading in 2014.  Jim Caldwell is a very good quarterback and I feel that this year is the Lions year.  I think Matthew Stafford will have a huge year under the Lions new head coach.  They have a very bad streak going […] The post Detroit Lions could finally break their horrible streak of winning a playoff game in...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell would be better suited as a coordinator

Every NFL head coach essentially takes the same path to their job. They work their way through the assistant coaching ranks, starting at the bottom of the totem poll, bouncing from place to place in order to move up the ladder, and finally landing a job as a coordinator. In that spot, they flourish, becoming an integral part of a team’s success. Because of that, a coach becomes...
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26 days ago  |  1 Comment

Matthew Stafford should have a huge year in 2014

Jim Caldwell is why Matthew Stafford will succeed in the NFL this year. Caldwell had one of the best debut seasons for a head coach in NFL history, finishing with a 14–2 record. The Colts rushed out to a 14–0 start. With the AFC South title and the top seed in the AFC playoffs secured, […] The post Matthew Stafford should have a huge year in 2014 appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Caldwell optimistic about Lions' production after mandatory mini-camp

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jim Caldwell finished up his first mandatory mini-camp as the Detroit Lions' coach Thursday afternoon just in time. He's headed off to North Carolina this weekend to walk his youngest child and only daughter, Natalie, down the aisle. She gets married on Sunday. For a father, just like an NFL coach, the concerns seem never-ending. "I've got some...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell isn’t on the hot seat, but these 10 guys are

The NFL season is upon us. Yes, it’s still six weeks until training camps get started. And sure, the regular-season opener isn’t for 84 days. But with voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamps underway, every team in the league has already started their preparation for 2014. That means coaching staffs have already begun evaluating talent, molding their roster, installing systems...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Why to watch Cornelius Lucas

The Detroit Lions had Cornelius Lucas on their radar throughout the draft process. First, assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson had an in-depth conversation with Lucas at the combine, and later Detroit was on the phone with him during the draft’s third day. After Lucas wasn’t drafted, the Lions made sure to scoop him up as quickly as possible. He agreed to sign with Detroit...
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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