Jim Caldwell

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions gets ready to sack quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of the game at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell Does Not Want To Find Out What Defense Looks Like Without Suh

One of the reasons the Lions believe they have a good chance to sign Suh is his apparent appreciation of the city and its surrounding areas.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

GAINESVILLE, FL - APRIL 10:  Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin of the Florida Gators during the Orange & Blue game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on April 10, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Caldwell Surprised Teryl Austin Did Not Get Head Coaching Job This Offseason

Even if Suh comes back, the Detroit defense will not look the same. It will be difficult for the defense to make Austin look as good in 2015 as it made him look last season.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL,  Jim Bob Cooter of the Indianapolis Colts poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Report: Lions Block Bears From Interviewing Quarterbacks Coach Jim Bob Cooter

In Cooter’s first season as a quarterback coach, passer Matthew Stafford increased his accuracy and reduced his turnovers.

CBS Detroit–01/20/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions on the sidelines during the second quarter at Soldier Field on December 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

In First Season, Caldwell Leaves Little Doubt Lions Got The Right Man For The Job

Detroit’s roster changed little from 2013 to 2014, but under Caldwell the team came much closer to maxing out its potential.

CBS Detroit–01/12/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions reacts after the Lions score against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Stafford Had ‘Outstanding’ Season, Expects More From Offense In ’15

“Winning the games is the most important thing,” Mayhew continued.

CBS Detroit–01/09/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  (L-R) Center Dominic Raiola #51, tackle Corey Hilliard #78 of the Detroit Lions/32 and guard Rob Sims #67 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Lions 25-21.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Future Uncertain For Free Agents Sims, Raiola; Both Want To Stay With Lions

Both free agents, Raiola and Sims have been stalwarts of the unit for years – Sims since 2010 and Raiola since 2001.

CBS Detroit–01/08/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions kicks a field goal against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Prater Hoping To Stay With Lions As Long As Possible: ‘I Feel Like I Owe Them’

“Now I feel like I owe them,” Prater added, “so I want to stay here as long as I can.”

CBS Detroit–01/07/2015

Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys argues with side judge Allen Baynes #56 after a penatly was called against Anthony Hitchens #59 of the Dallas Cowboys when he collided with Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions on a pass play during the second half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Refs Got It Wrong, Suggests NFL’s Instant Replay Be Expanded

Caldwell suggested the NFL learn from what he termed a mistake by the officials in the game between Detroit and the Dallas Cowboys.

CBS Detroit–01/05/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with tight end Brandon Pettigrew #87 and punter Sam Martin #6 after Prater makes a 39-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter agaisnt the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Wildcard Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former Head Of Officiating Mike Pereira: Dallas Caught ‘Huge Break’ When Refs Picked Up Flag

“To me, you can’t pick that flag up,” Pereira said.

CBS Detroit–01/05/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 7: Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions rushes for a third quarter touchdown during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Buccaneers 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Continue To Stave Off Playoff Fever As Chicago Game Draws Near

Players have followed Caldwell’s lead on declining to talk playoffs, but they understand the gravity of the opportunity in front of them.

CBS Detroit–12/19/2014



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