On the heels of reports that team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew were fired on Thursday, details continued to crackle from the fire ignited. The prospect remains that many more people will lose their jobs in Allen Park as the Detroit Lions make their moves to clean house in what now seems to be a total wipeout of the existing structure to replace with something new and unknown.
One man who is not facing expulsion at this moment is head coach Jim Caldwell. Sources close to the situation explain that the present situation indicates that Caldwell will remain the coach of the Detroit Lions, at least for the remainder of the season.
Jim Caldwell has been told he's still the #Lions coach.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2015
It is unclear whether this protection will last past the end of the NFL season. In principle, new general managers and presidents prefer to hand-pick a coach of their choosing, but it is unclear how much support Caldwell has with the ownership that is seemingly at the head of these Thursday decisions.
Martha Ford is clearly in control of the Detroit Lions, and these may be the first of many moves to come in the new regime being exerted.