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Lions notes: Jim Caldwell wants 'innovation' from offensive coordinator

Lions notes looks at Jim Caldwell's thoughts on the offensive coordinator position, what he had to say during various interviews on Friday and more.

Duane Burleson
  • 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.
  • Here are a few more quotes and tidbits from Caldwell's various interviews on Friday:
  • Go here to listen to Caldwell's interview from Mike & Mike on Friday.

  • This is interesting:
  • 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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