- When asked during an interview about what he wants from his offensive coordinator, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said "innovation is key," according to MLive.
- Caldwell is setting high expectations for the Lions when it comes to avoiding penalties.
Caldwell said Top 5 in fewest penalties is going to be the goal for his #Lions teams.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) January 17, 2014
- Here are a few more quotes and tidbits from Caldwell's various interviews on Friday:
Caldwell: "You must be able to humble men without debasing them. And then you must be able to exalt men without inflating them."— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) January 17, 2014
Jim Caldwell said on @1130WDFN he doesn't listen to music when he works out. Likes the solitude.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) January 17, 2014
Caldwell said he hopes to go to a Pistons game soon, and you can expect him at other local sporting events w/ his grandsons.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) January 17, 2014
- Go here to listen to Caldwell's interview from Mike & Mike on Friday.
- This is interesting:
A lot of supportive phone calls made for Jim Caldwell. Here's one more: Dwight Freeney called Ndamukong Suh to talk up the new #Lions coach.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 17, 2014
- After officially hiring Teryl Austin as his defensive coordinator and Bill Sheridan as his linebackers coach, Caldwell shared his thoughts on both of them with the Lions' official site.
- The Lions had the No. 2 most productive rookie class in 2013 (and the Chicago Bears were dead last), according to Pro Football Focus.
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