ESPN – Jim Caldwell, who has said repeatedly over the past few weeks that the conversation shouldn’t be about him amid questions about his job status, will return as coach of the Detroit Lions next season, the team announced Wednesday.
Caldwell won’t have to worry about that anymore, as a team official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the Lions want continuity on their staff after making the playoffs in two of the past three seasons. The last time the Lions accomplished that was from 1997 to 1999.
LIVE LOOK AT JIM CALDWELL TO HIS HATERS (Me)
He’s back. Jim Caldwell’s double watch wearing, lifeless face looking, timeout hoarding ass is back. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the fact that “technically” he is the most successful Lions coach since Wayne Fontes (Just typing that sentence made me nauseous). Martha loves him and there was a very slim chance that he was getting canned after bringing this team to the playoffs 2 out of the last 3 years. I should be more upset about this but as long as the Lions can hold on to JBC and Teryl Austin things look slightly less bleak for 2017.
By all accounts the players love playing for Caldwell and he is a good leader of men, but when it comes to his in game decision making and clock management he makes Andy Reid look like Father Time. I’m fine with Caldwell being the leader of this team as long as he stays out of JBC and Austin’s way when it comes to X’s and O’s and turns over the clock management duties to someone else as well. I just need Jim to focus on clapping from the sidelines, telling players good job, and trying to not always look like he just saw a ghost. It’s like giving a toddler a video game controller to make them think that they are playing a game when really someone else is playing. Let Jim Caldwell wear a headset on the sidelines and make him think that he is coaching when really his headset is unplugged the whole time.
If we’re stuck with Caldwell for at least another year you might as well buy a shirt to commemorate his incompetency.