After a 7-9 season, which included some house cleaning in the coaching and executive ranks, the Detroit Lions have announced that they are keeping head coach Jim Caldwell around for the 2016 season.
Lions' general manager Bob Quinn had stated that he needed to spend some time with Caldwell before coming to a decision; well that decision has now been made.
“As I stated Monday, I was looking forward to the opportunity to get to know Jim,” Quinn said in a statement released by the team. “After spending a significant amount of time together, it is clear that our football philosophies are very similar. Consequently, I am convinced he is the right man to lead our football team moving forward.”
“Jim’s entire body of work is impressive. Not only did he lead the Lions to the playoffs his first season here, but when you look at how the players responded the second half of last season, under difficult circumstances, it’s clear to me that this team believes in him and responds positively to his leadership.
“Our entire focus now is on the offseason and all that it entails.”
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