By Jeff Riger
Well, it’s official. The Lions have a new coach, Jim Caldwell, and he spoke strongly at his introductory press conference Wednesday, saying, “anything short of the Super Bowl is unacceptable.”
How many coaches have shown optimism like that? In Detroit? None that I remember.
I know it’s just coach speak, but it caught my attention.
The one thing everybody does know is, if the Lions are to have any chance of appearing in a Super Bowl one day, they will have to do it on the powerful arm of Matthew Stafford, an arm that has been way too inconsistent over the years.
But Caldwell should be able to fix that, at least that’s what his resume indicates. He helped Peyton Manning and he fixed Joe Flacco, so can he do the same with Stafford? Is Stafford fixable?
“I’m not certain I would use the word fixable. Don’t attribute that one to me,” Caldwell said. “I do think that the guy has ability, that he’s going to be a very fine player in this league and it won’t be long, because I do think that he has the commitment to do so.”
And, I agree with Caldwell…