Lions hire Jim Caldwell
The Lions moved quickly after losing out on Ken Whisenhunt, hiring former Colts coach and current Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell as their new head coach. Caldwell had a 26-22 record in Indianapolis over three years, reaching the Super Bowl in his first season and making the playoffs in his second. The Ravens' offense struggled under his guidance this season, but the Lions don't seem to hold him particularly responsible for Baltimore ranking 29th in total offense. Caldwell will have an array of offensive weapons in Detroit, but he'll have to find a way to turn Matthew Stafford's excellent numerical performance into actual wins.