Caldwell Stays On As Lions Head Coach

(ALLEN PARK, MI) – Detroit Lions Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Quinn announced today that Jim Caldwell will continue in his role as head coach of the Detroit Lions.

“As I stated Monday, I was looking forward to the opportunity to get to know Jim,” said Quinn. “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.”

“I am obviously thrilled that I will continue to lead this football team,” Caldwell said. “I genuinely appreciate the faith Bob has shown in me, and I really look forward to working together.

Quinn continued, “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.”

“As I’ve said before, I truly love coaching the Lions and, while I’ve only been here two years, I have grown to love our fans, the City of Detroit, and the people of Detroit and Michigan,” Caldwell said.

“Our entire focus now is on the off-season and all that it entails,” Quinn concluded.


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