Well it didn’t take long after Ken Whisenhunt took the Titans job for the Lions to make a decision on their vacant head coach position. According to ESPN, the Lions hired Jim Caldwell as their next head coach.
Caldwell was formerly the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-2011 where he posted a 26-22 record and made both a playoff and a Super Bowl appearance. After being fired by the Colts following the 2011 season he was hired by the Baltimore Ravens first as a quarterbacks coach and then as offensive coordinator during their Super Bowl run.
The Lions started out promising this past season, but finished a disappointing 7-9 leading to the firing of head coach Jim Schwartz. They are hoping that Caldwell can bring that same success he had with the Colts and Ravens to their organization and help QB Matthew Stafford with his mechanics and accuracy. Stafford is known for the ability to throw the long ball but throwing interceptions when under pressure. The experience working with a quarterback like Peyton Manning may help Caldwell lead the Lions in the right direction.