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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:58:45 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has been told Thursday, Nov. 5, he'll remain the head coach.
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:46:22 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn and assistant offensive line coach Terry Heffernan were let go Monday, Oct. 26, according to sources. Quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter will take over as the new offensive coordinator. Look for Cooter, and assistant in Indianapolis with head coach Jim Caldwell, and an offensive assistant in Denver in 2013 when Peyton Manning posted huge numbers, to use short to intermediate routes to help QB Matthew Stafford get rid of the ball quicker. The Lions must also protect their quarterback better.
Fantasy Tip: The usually potent Detroit offense has been relatively stagnant so far this year, especially the running game. Whether these changes make a difference remains to be seen, but it couldn't have been much worse than it has been for the Lions. Things won't change overnight, especially if the protection isn't better and the running game doesn't vastly improve, but if they make the right adjustments for Stafford they could be slightly more efficient in the pass game. Just don't expect much downfield just yet.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:17:10 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will remain the play caller on offense despite the Lions' recent struggles, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. "It's not an easy fix," Caldwell said. "It takes work and I think we're on the right track. I just think that we obviously, we're just kind of missing a little bit here or there which is kind of enough to slow us down." Caldwell also said that he believes the issue lies in execution.
Fantasy Tip: There have been big plays here and there for the Lions, as Caldwell indicated, but their ability to spread the field with deep plays has been lacking. Again, Detroit's offensive starters are risky plays on the road against the Seattle Seahawks.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:34:56 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell attempted to go for a first down on fourth down in 2014 14 times in 107 qualifying fourth-down situations, according to Football Outsiders' Aggressiveness Index. Caldwell went for it 13.1% of the time, which was tops among NFL coaches last season.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 04:21:49 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has yet to decide whether any changes will be made to his coaching staff for 2015. Caldwell defended offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, even as the Lions' offense dropped to 19th overall in the NFL after being in the top six from 2011-2013.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:48 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Cornelius Lucas will start in the team's Week 16 game in place of OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee). Waddle has not been ruled out, but head coach Jim Caldwell does not anticipate Waddle will be able to play.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:25:53 -0800
Updating a previous item, Detroit Lions OL Larry Warford (knee) will have more tests on his injured knee Monday, Nov. 10. A source indicated Warford did not tear an ACL, but Lions coach Jim Caldwell deferred any speculation. "Not real certain how long Warford will be out," Caldwell said. "We'll see. They'll evaluate him tomorrow when they get a real good look at it and we'll see what happens."
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:49:08 -0800
Detroit Lions LB Kyle Van Noy (hernia) will play in the team's Week 10 game, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:05:07 -0700
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) suffered a knee injury during the team's 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons, and coach Jim Caldwell is not optimistic about his status. "I'm not quite certain where he is right now," Caldwell said after the game. "But obviously, when you're carried off the field, it's not the greatest news. We'll see what the doctors say about him." Caldwell did not speculate if he thought the injury could be season-ending.
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:42:09 -0700
Rumors floated around that former Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson would return to help the team through its kicking struggles, but Hanson's agent refuted those rumors this week. Lions coach Jim Caldwell even laughed when asked about the rumor.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:42:59 -0700
Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead had 10 tackles and three sacks during his team's exhibition game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "He was really playing at a level of one of the top three linebackers, and so we put him in position to kind of see what we can do," coach Jim Caldwell said of Whitehead. "And obviously he took advantage of it."
Fantasy Tip: Whitehead could be a player to watch if Kyle Van Noy's abdominal issues keep him sidelined for a while. The Jaguars are not the most dominant team to face, but three sacks is still impressive in any circle.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:57:08 -0700
The Detroit Lions' claim of WR Jonathan Baldwin is not yet official as the team still needs to evaluate his medical situation, coach Jim Caldwell told reporters.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:05:46 -0700
Detroit Lions LB Darryl Tapp got praise from head coach Jim Caldwell for his enthusiasm and professionalism. "I think Darryl was a great addition for us because not only does he bring some enthusiasm and love the game, but he's a professional and a consummate professional," head coach Jim Caldwell said.
"I mean, he does everything right. He listens, he reinforces what he's being taught, he knows and understands. He's been with Jim (Washburn) before, so he knows him and knows the scheme. He has a real good feel for things."
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:35:31 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell opened the season with three quarterbacks just four times in his 10 years with the Indianapolis Colts. In his two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the team kept just two QBs.
Fantasy Tip: Caldwell has hinted that he could be leaning towards keeping three QBs this year, but history suggests he could opt for just two. If he ends up keeping just two QBs, third-stringer Kellen Moore could be the odd man out.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:26:28 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick had a strong offseason and caught the eye of new head coach Jim Caldwell and his staff, leading to speculation he could have a larger role in the offense.
Fantasy Tip: While Riddick is still behind Reggie Bush on the depth chart, keep in mind only a few people in Detroit knew who Joique Bell was because he played at hometown Wayne State University. People know who Bell is now, so if Riddick gets a chance to shine he could succeed. This is worth monitoring for handcuff purposes.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:00:02 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions teammates and coaches were not surprised that DT Ndamukong Suh was not taking part in voluntary workouts. "It certainly didn't blindside me," head coach Jim Caldwell said. "We certainly knew. He and I have probably had more discussions than any player that we've had on the team. He's been in-and-out. I think he was here on a couple days when I came on a visit, so we kind of knew exactly what was going on.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:45:19 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was present at the Clemson pro day Thursday, March 6.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:32:17 -0800
With Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell taking the reins, the Lions may reintroduce the fullback position to the offense. It is possible someone could be brought into camp to compete with RB Montell Owens.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:35:34 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he still sees "a place for the wide nine in our system," and new Lions coach Jim Caldwell said it's "necessary" to use the defensive alignment, which requires defensive ends to set up outside the tight end in order to get better angles in the pass rush. "If you've taken a look at us, when we were in Indy, did you see (Dwight) Freeney and (Robert) Mathis?" said Caldwell, the Indianapolis Colts' head coach in 2009-11. "What'd they line up in? There we go."
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:55:40 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell agreed to a four-year contract worth between $4 million and $5 million per year. The contract also includes incentives.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:41:43 -0800
A source said Wednesday, Jan. 15, that the front office of the Detroit Lions is hopeful new head coach Jim Caldwell will retain special teams coach John Bonamego, defensive line coach Kris Kocurek and offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:36:12 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell praised QB Matthew Stafford and said he thinks we will see improvement in the quarterback. "I think you're going to see improvement from the onset. He's a willing guy, he's capable," Caldwell said.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:44:28 -0800
Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy said the Detroit Lions asked him if he was interested in their head coaching position but told them he was not interested. Dungy did give the Lions a glowing recommendation of Jim Caldwell, who was hired by the Lions as their new head coach.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:45:23 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell could bring Baltimore Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery, offensive line coach Andy Moeller and defensive backs coach Teryl Austin with him to his new team.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:00:52 -0800
Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen could be the top choice for the offensive coordinator job with the Detroit Lions. Christensen worked together with head coach Jim Caldwell in Indianapolis.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:18:35 -0800
The Detroit Lions will hire Jim Caldwell (Ravens) as their next head coach.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:15:27 -0800
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is emerging as a serious candidate for the Detroit Lions' head coaching position.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:28:01 -0800
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has emerged as the top candidate for the Tennessee Titans' head coaching job. Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are the other candidates.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:02:13 -0800
The Tennessee Titans have completed formal interviews with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell for their head coaching position Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:32:40 -0800
The Tennessee Titans will interview Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell for their head coaching position Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:50:48 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans will interview Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell at some point this week for their head coaching position.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:16:14 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are expected to interview Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell for their head coaching position.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:06:24 -0800
The Washington Redskins are scheduled to interview Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell for their head coaching position.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:34:01 -0800
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell could be a candidate for the Penn State head coaching position.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:30:32 -0800
The Detroit Lions are scheduling an interview for their head coaching vacancy with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, according to a league source.
Fri, 31 May 2013 11:15:52 -0700
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell said WR Jacoby Jones is in great shape to have an expanded role in the offense. "He can catch and he can run," Caldwell said.
Fantasy Tip: This could be good news for Jones, especially in PPR leagues. Jones caught the ball 30 times in 2012, and if he can build on that in 2013, his fantasy value will rise. Monitor how he is used in training camp and through the preseason.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:07:08 -0800
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell said he is not sure he anticipated QB Joe Flacco having the dominant playoff run he did; however, Caldwell believes Flacco can even play better. "I'm not certain you can ever say you can see a dominant playoff run like this ... and he's not finished yet," Caldwell said. "He's young. Five years in this league at that position is really nothing. This is where you start to see a lot of growth and development with these guys. I think you're going to see him even get better."
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:16:29 -0800
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has completed 53.6 percent of his passes travelling 21 or more yards downfield under offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. Flacco has completed three such throws per game under Caldwell with four touchdowns (three in the postseason).
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:10:37 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens have used designed rushes on 61 percent of their first-down plays under offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, compared to less than 50 percent under former coordinator Cam Cameron. Forcing the defense to focus on the run has helped the passing game. Under Caldwell, QB Joe Flacco is averaging 9.1 yards per attempt and has thrown eight touchdowns without an interception against a standard pass rush (four or fewer rushers). Flacco has 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in his past five games.
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:11:53 -0800
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell would like to receive another opportunity as a head coach in the NFL, even though he has been assured of retaining his role with the Ravens next season. "At some point in time, if the Lord wills it, I'd love to be able to do it again," Caldwell said. "But it may not happen. Everybody in our profession is looking for an opportunity to run their own program, and I'm no different than anybody else in that regard."
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:36:58 -0800
Under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, the Baltimore Ravens have attempted a pass on 52 percent of their plays, which has been more balanced than his predecessor Cam Cameron. Under Cameron, the Ravens attempted a pass on 60 percent of their plays.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:50:54 -0800
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said interim offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell will be the team's offensive coordinator next season.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:33:42 -0800
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has talked with interim offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell about becoming the team's permanent offensive coordinator starting next season. The two sides have agreed to hold off finalizing anything until after the season.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:28:10 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner's tenure is expected to be down to its final few hours, and there are plenty of names being bandied about as potential replacements. The Chargers might take a look at Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, unless he is retained. Indianapolis Colts interim head coach and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians might be a fit, as well as former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson and Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, among others.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:26:39 -0800
The Buffalo Bills are expected to fire head coach Chan Gailey at season's end. The potential replacements include Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Denver Broncos offensive Mike McCoy, Indianapolis Colts interim head coach and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:10:40 -0800
In Week 15, new Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell ran some bunch formations and more stretch plays - plays that were a familiar part of the playbook with the Indianapolis Colts, Caldwell's former team; however, RB Ray Rice said the differences between Caldwell's game plan and former coordinator Cam Cameron's were minimal. "The plays were the same," Rice said. "The playbook was the same. Same play calls. We just didn't execute."
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:54:04 -0800
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice had 15 touches for 41 yards in Week 15, his first game under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. Rice posted season lows with 41 yards from scrimmage and a 2.7 yards per touch average. He was targeted on 18 plays (12 rushes, three receptions on five targets), none of which came on third down. The game marked the fourth time this season Rice did not touch the ball on third down.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:09:19 -0800
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell said he plans to call plays in Week 15 from the booth and not on the sidelines.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:34:26 -0800
Now that Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is running the show, the Ravens are expected to return to the no-huddle offense that was scrapped in recent weeks by former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Caldwell worked behind the scenes to install the no-huddle offense earlier this season after he ran it prominently as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. However, Caldwell has never called plays in the NFL. "Jim has been a part of that the whole season along with the rest of the coaches. It's always a collaboration, and we'll do it together. We're looking forward to seeing how it plays out," head coach John Harbaugh said.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:25:15 -0800
Updating previous items, the Baltimore Ravens have fired Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator. Quarterback coach Jim Caldwell will take over.