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Old 12-31-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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My vote is to Lovie, a no nonsense type guy, would get some much needed structure on this team.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:27 AM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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In all of their infinite wisdom, the Lions' brass has canned their OC, QB coach, & receivers' coach. Defensive staff is still there, but it's up to the new head coach to keep them or not.

Way to leave your remaining staff in limbo, wonderful management minds.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:31 AM
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My vote is to Lovie, a no nonsense type guy, would get some much needed structure on this team.

I dig him too, but the Lions will probably lean towards a more offensive kind of guy. My money's on Whiz.

Poor guy.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Perhaps "if" means "show me the money". If so, show Dungy the money, Ford.

Tony Dungy says if he returned to coaching, it'd be with Detroit Lions | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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Now there is a thought, talk about a no nonsense guy, probably his way or the highway!!!
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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No one in the front office should have been saved. There will be no success in Detroit until the Ford Family sells this team to people who actually care.

Ken Whisenhunt to be Tennessee Titans' new head coach - ESPN
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Lions turn attention to Jim Caldwell

Jim Caldwell has emerged as the leading candidate for the Detroit Lions' head-coaching vacancy, according to multiple sources.

One source said the Lions' discussions with Caldwell had turned to negotiations.



Lions will get what they deserve if they hire Caldwell. He was not good at Wake Forest. Despite Dungy's compliments, he was not good at Indy.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2v-8...ght? - YouTube

Lions fans watch the video to get my feelings on this hire. (Contains explicit, but appropriate, language)
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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I don't think Caldwell's a bad coach, but I think it's a bad hire, and here's why. If Caldwell still had proven coordinators and assistants, then the Lions could be assured that they'd have some kind of continuity. It would all be just a matter of having Caldwell bringing in his management of personnel and putting together a basic operating philosophy. Instead, Caldwell now has to do something that I don't think he's ever been asked to do before, which is to hire his own assistants and put together his own staff from top to bottom. I think it's a case of both a coach and players being put in positions in which they're much less likely to succeed.

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Check that: he still apparently has a defensive coaching staff to work with. Okay, but what about offense? Who's he going to hire? And what if he doesn't like or agree with the defensive coaching staff? I also am not a big fan of having a coach act as coordinator. I don't think Caldwell's a bad coach. If you give him Josh McDaniels as an OC and someone like Lovie Smith as DC, that would work out really, really well. One dipsh*t timeout aside, I think Caldwell's basically okay at running a team. But not all situations are favorable. This one isn't.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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I'm wondering if this team will adjust to someone trying to bring in some structure. He is known for working with QBs, will Stafford accept it? He has said, I don't need a QB coach telling me what to do. Jeff Saturday said Caldwell had a plan every Wed. and expected players to adhere to his plan. In the past, it didn't appear Lions had a strict structure, this could be interesting!
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