Report: Jim Caldwell Now Lions Top Candidate
Now that Ken Whisenhunt has surprised everyone and accepted the Titans, many are wondering where the Detroit Lions will turn to next.
According to the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett, the Lions immediately targeted a pair of candidates.
“Now, the Lions are turning their focus to two candidates who emerged as strong backup plans during interviews over the last week and a half, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak.”
Adam Shefter is reporting that Caldwell has definitely emerged as the frontrunner in Detroit.
Lions have spent day in talks with Ravens HC Jim Caldwell and Detroit has been focusing on him, via @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2014
Matthew Stafford is expected to play a huge role in this process. Stafford has regressed as a passer, and the Lions have to decide if any of the candidates can turn Stafford around.