Caldwell: No Regrets Over Not Promoting Cooter Sooner"It’s a difficult transition, what we’re going through right now even just in terms of our offensive system and how it’s functioning. It’s an unusual change.”
Report: Lions Hire Assistant Offensive Line CoachAccording to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans, the Lions have made at least one hire to their offensive staff.
Caldwell: 'The Struggle Is Often What Makes A Man, What Makes A Team'“I think the hard road oftentimes brings back the most rewards. I don’t think you hide from that."
Stafford's Intelligence In Question? 'Hogwash,' Says CaldwellLions head coach Jim Caldwell said it was “hogwash” that the team was frustrated with Matthew Stafford’s intelligence.
Cooter: It's As Much Stafford's Offense 'As It Is Mine'“He (Stafford) has done a good job of telling me plays he likes or plays he doesn’t like or maybe we should run this route at this depth instead of that depth."
Caldwell: Jim Bob Cooter, Ron Prince Have What It TakesCaldwell compared the relationship between Cooter and Stafford to the one that he himself had with quarterback Joe Flacco in Baltimore.
Ebron: 'You Give The Quarterback What He Wants' As Cooter Takes Over Offense“He (Cooter) knows what Matt likes, what Matt likes to do and what Matt wants. So that’s really how the offense works – you give the quarterback what he wants."
Mike Valenti's Solution For The Lions: 'If Connor Cook Is The Best QB, Bring Him Here'"You would feel better about the future of the Detroit Lions with Connor Cook as quarterback then Matthew Stafford? Is that what you're saying?"
What's Next For Lions? Caldwell's Seat Warming, Even After Coaching Shakeup“I should say, ‘I’ but it’s always – obviously nothing is ever done in a vacuum,” he said.
Lions Fire OC Joe Lombardi, Offensive Line Coaches Washburn, HeffernanThe Lions are firing offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and offensive line coaches Jeremiah Washburn and Terry Heffernan.
Caldwell: Everything Being Evaluated, Including Coaching Staff“We did it last year (and) that leads me to believe that we can do it again. This year’s not over yet.”
Lions Focusing On Keeping Stafford Upright, Bringing Peterson Down“When your job is to protect someone and obviously they go and protect it like that, you kind of beat yourself up about it."
Lions OC Lombardi To Play-Call From Press Box Again On Sunday"Oftentimes you can’t see the far side of the field from the sidelines unless you have a very strategic vantage point. Upstairs you can see it all."
Caldwell: Timing Of Lombardi's Move Upstairs Made Sense 'Because It Did'"But nevertheless, it happened and it’s not like it’s a monumental feat. That wasn’t the key to it. The key was what happened on that field."
Lions' 0-5 Start Coincides With Ugly Numbers In The Rushing GameThe Lions – at 49.8 rushing yards per game - are still ahead of the 1940 Eagles, which set the league record for fewest rushing yards in a season (298, an average of just over 25 per game in their 11-game schedule).