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The Lions finished 6-2 against teams with losing records. They were 1-7 against teams with winning records.

Exactly. Smoke and mirrors, 7 win season. Regression from smoke & mirrors 2014. 9-0 vs teams with losing records. 2-6 vs team with winning records. Only to be made worse by the fact that they draw the AFC South and NFC East next year.

2014 they were 10-1 against teams with a losing record - lone loss was @ 7-8-1 Carolina - and 1-5 against teams with a winning records (beat Packers at Ford Field.)

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I believe this is the first win the Lions have ever had in January.

I’m usually not one to get caught up in “celebrity” lives, but as a parent my ♥️ goes out to Matthew & Kelly. Her six hour brain surgery morphed into a twelve hour procedure, but she’s walking and

Lions win dropped them about 5 spots in the draft. They're last in the five team 7-9 group as they had the toughest schedule.

1. Tennessee Titans: 3-13 (.492)
2. Cleveland Browns: 3-13 (.531)
3. San Diego Chargers: 4-12 (.528)
4. Dallas Cowboys: 4-12 (.533)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-11 (.473)
6. Baltimore Ravens: 5-11 (.508)
7. San Francisco 49ers: 5-11 (.539)
8. Miami Dolphins: 6-10 (.469)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-10 (.484)
10. New York Giants: 6-10 (.498)
11. Chicago Bears: 6-10 (.548)
12. New Orleans Saints: 7-9 (.504)
13. Philadelphia Eagles: 7-9 (.508)
14. Oakland Raiders: 7-9 (.512)
15. St. Louis Rams: 7-9 (.528)
16. Detroit Lions: 7-9 (.536)
17. Atlanta Falcons: 8-8 (.478)
18. Indianapolis Colts: 8-8 (.500)
19. Buffalo Bills: 8-8 (.508)
20. New York Jets: 10-6 (.441)
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I have mixed feelings about Caldwell. I don't think he's a great coach, and I'd be fine if the new GM decides to fire him (although that's looking unlikely as of now), but as I posted in another thread, the hate has gone way too far on this guy. It's like a Titans-Pats game where NE is favored by 23.5; you don't think the Titans will win, but at that value you want to bet the spread.

The fact is, in terms of his record Caldwell has been a pretty damn successful NFL coach. He went 24-8 his first two years in Indy, and then the wheels fell off in a season where his QBs were Painter, Collins and Orlovsky. He's gone 18-14 in Detroit, and his 7-9 record this year could (and probably should) have been 9-7. Yet people are constantly looking for ways to discount whatever he's done.

My theory is that it's a combination of two factors. One, his strengths (building a staff, motivating players) are not as apparent to fans, while his biggest weakness (game management) is on full display every Sunday. Two, much like Art Shell, his demeanor on the sideline is so stiff and robotic that it creates an impression that he's passive and a do-nothing coach.

Anyway, assuming he sticks around for next year, it will definitely be a big test for him, especially if he has to replace Austin as DC. And I'm not at all confident Detroit can win a Super Bowl with him, though, to be fair, Detroit could hire the reincarnation of Vince Lombardi and I wouldn't be confident (Come to think of it, they kinda did.) Then again, I wasn't confident Joe Flacco could win a Super Bowl, especially not when the Ravens fired their OC late in the season and brought in someone new. That move worked out OK for them.

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The fact is, in terms of his record Caldwell has been a pretty damn successful NFL coach. He went 24-8 his first two years in Indy, and then the wheels fell off in a season where his QBs were Painter, Collins and Orlovsky. He's gone 18-14 in Detroit, and his 7-9 record this year could (and probably should) have been 9-7. Yet people are constantly looking for ways to discount whatever he's done.

All fine until you read Bobby Layne post of who they beat. They beat other losers. They can't beat contenders. Caldwell has zero balls. That's why they lose to good teams. He won't be aggressive like he needs to be in order to beat the best.

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The Lions finished 6-2 against teams with losing records. They were 1-7 against teams with winning records.

Stafford in a nutshell.
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The Lions finished 6-2 against teams with losing records. They were 1-7 against teams with winning records.

Stafford in a nutshell.

And it's been the personality of the franchise for decades. When they're good, they're beating up on weak sisters. They win 9-11 games, squeak into the playoffs, lose in the first round. Next year they have a tougher schedule and it's back to 5-7 wins and oh with a coupe breaks we could have been right there. It was the same every other year pattern virtually the entire Fontes - Ross era. Then it was a lost decade under Millen (with lingering aftershocks), back into the same pattern under Swartz - Caldwell.

Never good enough for a deep run, never bad enough for a complete tear down / rebuild. Barry, Herman Moore & a couple other good players aren't all that dissimilar from Calvin & Stafford in terms of the net result. Not a formula for a championship run but unlikely to completely tank.

They're bums, but they're my bums. Just once before we die, Martha.

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The Lions finished 6-2 against teams with losing records. They were 1-7 against teams with winning records.

Stafford in a nutshell.

And it's been the personality of the franchise for decades. When they're good, they're beating up on weak sisters. They win 9-11 games, squeak into the playoffs, lose in the first round. Next year they have a tougher schedule and it's back to 5-7 wins and oh with a coupe breaks we could have been right there. It was the same every other year pattern virtually the entire Fontes - Ross era. Then it was a lost decade under Millen (with lingering aftershocks), back into the same pattern under Swartz - Caldwell.

Never good enough for a deep run, never bad enough for a complete tear down / rebuild. Barry, Herman Moore & a couple other good players aren't all that dissimilar from Calvin & Stafford in terms of the net result. Not a formula for a championship run but unlikely to completely tank.

They're bums, but they're my bums. Just once before we die, Martha.

Agree with everything. But it's still a hell of a lot better than 0-16.

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The Lions finished 6-2 against teams with losing records. They were 1-7 against teams with winning records.

Stafford in a nutshell.

And it's been the personality of the franchise for decades. When they're good, they're beating up on weak sisters. They win 9-11 games, squeak into the playoffs, lose in the first round. Next year they have a tougher schedule and it's back to 5-7 wins and oh with a coupe breaks we could have been right there. It was the same every other year pattern virtually the entire Fontes - Ross era. Then it was a lost decade under Millen (with lingering aftershocks), back into the same pattern under Swartz - Caldwell.

Never good enough for a deep run, never bad enough for a complete tear down / rebuild. Barry, Herman Moore & a couple other good players aren't all that dissimilar from Calvin & Stafford in terms of the net result. Not a formula for a championship run but unlikely to completely tank.

They're bums, but they're my bums. Just once before we die, Martha.

I didn't know you wrote for the Miami Dolphins ;)

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19 year Lion employee Sheldon White was the last interview for GM. Pretty sure he will get the job and the Lion culture will remain the same. Caldwell is already pimping for White.

Bunch of ####### losers.

Tell us something we don't already know?

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Let's get to know a little more about Bob Quinn, the New England Patriots' director of pro scouting who will reportedly take over the Detroit Lions as general manager.

Bob Quinn

Born: Norwood, Mass.

High school: Norwood High, 1994.

College: Connecticut, B.A. political science 1998, M.A. sports management 2000.

Patriots resume

Director of pro scouting: 2012-present.

Assistant director of pro personnel: 2009-12.

National scout: 2008-09.

Regional scout: 2004-08.

Pro scout: 2002-04.

Player personnel assistant: 2000-02.

Family: Wife, Julie, and children Kyle and Grace.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick in a Tuesday conference call on how Quinn has contributed to his staff: Yeah, Bob has done a good job, been with us for a long time and has had a number of different responsibilities in the scouting department pro, college, advance, different projects and all that. Hes done a real solid job.

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Millen era is finally over

Just please be better than Pioli and Dimitroff

What is the track record of Pats FO people in GM roles? Is it just Pioli and Dimitroff? Pioli was obviously a disaster, although I think that was more with his management style than his roster construction. Dimitroff is somewhat more mixed -- he built a roster that came within one Harry Douglas stumble of making the Super Bowl, but it was paper thin and collapsed once people started getting older and/or injured.

At a minimum, the GM tree has to be better than the Belichick coaching tree. Crennel, McDaniels, Mangini, Weis. It's like the Four Horseman of the Medicrolypse.
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The pats are like the wizard of oz. All smoke and mirrors. The brady pick has gotten alot of people hired over the years

I like the hire because it's so unlike the Lions, but I have the same concern about the NE tree. I was pulling for the guy from Seattle. Don't know anything about him but he didn't have Belichick distorting his value.

Still a great day for Lions fans.

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Presumably that is a good thing. I liked this bit....

Accorsi, whos led recent GM searches for the Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears, said he agreed to run the Lions search at the behest of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because Lions owner Martha Ford was so committed to try and get this thing on the right track.

Any reason why the Panthers owner is involved ?

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Presumably that is a good thing. I liked this bit....

Accorsi, whos led recent GM searches for the Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears, said he agreed to run the Lions search at the behest of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because Lions owner Martha Ford was so committed to try and get this thing on the right track.

Any reason why the Panthers owner is involved ?

He and Martha have a thing going.

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What to make of the fact that Caldwell's fate was supposed be announced Sunday, then Monday, and here it is Thursday and still no news? Having second thoughts? Still working on convincing Martha? Negotiating with McDaniels?

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Presumably that is a good thing. I liked this bit....

Accorsi, whos led recent GM searches for the Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears, said he agreed to run the Lions search at the behest of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because Lions owner Martha Ford was so committed to try and get this thing on the right track.

Any reason why the Panthers owner is involved ?

He and Martha have a thing going.

Pretty sure it's a 3-way involving Caldwell. This is the main reason he is back this year.

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Presumably that is a good thing. I liked this bit....

Accorsi, whos led recent GM searches for the Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears, said he agreed to run the Lions search at the behest of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because Lions owner Martha Ford was so committed to try and get this thing on the right track.

Any reason why the Panthers owner is involved ?

He and Martha have a thing going.

Pretty sure it's a 3-way involving Caldwell. This is the main reason he is back this year.

It certainly isn't because they are trying to build a winning organization. Their schedule is harder than 2016 was and when you have a HC that is afraid to take chances and put up points on the board, it's a recipe for losing. http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/72122/understanding-why-the-detroit-lions-are-not-throwing-to-calvin-johnson-deep

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Presumably that is a good thing. I liked this bit....

Accorsi, whos led recent GM searches for the Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears, said he agreed to run the Lions search at the behest of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because Lions owner Martha Ford was so committed to try and get this thing on the right track.

Any reason why the Panthers owner is involved ?

He and Martha have a thing going.

Pretty sure it's a 3-way involving Caldwell. This is the main reason he is back this year.

It certainly isn't because they are trying to build a winning organization. Their schedule is harder than 2016 was and when you have a HC that is afraid to take chances and put up points on the board, it's a recipe for losing. http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/72122/understanding-why-the-detroit-lions-are-not-throwing-to-calvin-johnson-deep

Alot can change year to year but their schedule is not harder next year. Afc south n nfc east. Instead of nfc west and afc west

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Meanwhile, in an even bigger surprise, Austin looks set to return. Only HC spot still open is Tenn, and they seem likely to bring back Mularkey.

Really surprising no one's hired him yet. Do you think he doesn't interview well or something? I seem to recall hearing the opposite.

FWIW, the last two coaches I remember who were locks for HC jobs but took forever to get hired were Marvin Lewis and Rivera. Based on that precedent, whoever finally ends up with Austin should be in pretty good shape.

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Presumably that is a good thing. I liked this bit....

Accorsi, whos led recent GM searches for the Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears, said he agreed to run the Lions search at the behest of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because Lions owner Martha Ford was so committed to try and get this thing on the right track.

Any reason why the Panthers owner is involved ?

He and Martha have a thing going.

Pretty sure it's a 3-way involving Caldwell. This is the main reason he is back this year.

It certainly isn't because they are trying to build a winning organization. Their schedule is harder than 2016 was and when you have a HC that is afraid to take chances and put up points on the board, it's a recipe for losing. http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/72122/understanding-why-the-detroit-lions-are-not-throwing-to-calvin-johnson-deep

Alot can change year to year but their schedule is not harder next year. Afc south n nfc east. Instead of nfc west and afc west

This is true.

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Meanwhile, in an even bigger surprise, Austin looks set to return. Only HC spot still open is Tenn, and they seem likely to bring back Mularkey.

Really surprising no one's hired him yet. Do you think he doesn't interview well or something? I seem to recall hearing the opposite.

FWIW, the last two coaches I remember who were locks for HC jobs but took forever to get hired were Marvin Lewis and Rivera. Based on that precedent, whoever finally ends up with Austin should be in pretty good shape.

Unfortunately austin is the token rooney rule interview

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Just heard the news.

Sorry Lions fans. There goes hope for another year and probably pushes Calvin out the door another step towards retirement.

For some reason i think keeping caldwell means calvin might come back
He is very popular with the players.
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Just heard the news.

Sorry Lions fans. There goes hope for another year and probably pushes Calvin out the door another step towards retirement.

For some reason i think keeping caldwell means calvin might come back

Calvin made a point of publicly supporting Caldwell in his comments to the press Weeks 16 & 17.

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I'm okay with this.

We likely keep both our coordinators.

Calvin more likely to come back without another full regime change.

Was never a fan of Caldwell but I take the word of journalists and players alike when they say he is a good organiser that commands the respect of the players and that the current roster play for him.

It's the smart play by Quinn. Give yourself a free year to completely evaluate the roster and the coaches. Our schedule will be easier next season and we will have some continuity. Caldwell either takes us to the playoffs or he doesn't and his fate will most likely be decided on that alone. Quinn won't lose either way.

I like the position we are in for next season. Easier schedule. Decent roster. A plethora of draft picks. A seemingly good relationship between our OC and Stafford.

Absolutely no reason we can't make the playoffs next year and if we don't then everybody that wants Caldwell gone will get their wish.

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Meanwhile, in an even bigger surprise, Austin looks set to return. Only HC spot still open is Tenn, and they seem likely to bring back Mularkey.

Really surprising no one's hired him yet. Do you think he doesn't interview well or something? I seem to recall hearing the opposite.

FWIW, the last two coaches I remember who were locks for HC jobs but took forever to get hired were Marvin Lewis and Rivera. Based on that precedent, whoever finally ends up with Austin should be in pretty good shape.

Unfortunately austin is the token rooney rule interview

Curious as to why you think that. Do you think most teams conduct token interviews to satisfy the Rooney Rule? And do you think Austin would not be considered for HC opportunities if he was white?

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Meanwhile, in an even bigger surprise, Austin looks set to return. Only HC spot still open is Tenn, and they seem likely to bring back Mularkey.

Really surprising no one's hired him yet. Do you think he doesn't interview well or something? I seem to recall hearing the opposite.

FWIW, the last two coaches I remember who were locks for HC jobs but took forever to get hired were Marvin Lewis and Rivera. Based on that precedent, whoever finally ends up with Austin should be in pretty good shape.

Unfortunately austin is the token rooney rule interview

Curious as to why you think that. Do you think most teams conduct token interviews to satisfy the Rooney Rule? And do you think Austin would not be considered for HC opportunities if he was white?

Yes

No idea

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It certainly isn't because they are trying to build a winning organization. Their schedule is harder than 2016 was and when you have a HC that is afraid to take chances and put up points on the board, it's a recipe for losing. http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/72122/understanding-why-the-detroit-lions-are-not-throwing-to-calvin-johnson-deep

Alot can change year to year but their schedule is not harder next year. Afc south n nfc east. Instead of nfc west and afc west

That's right. I was looking at 2017. So they get an easy schedule, win more games against other losers, think they've turned the corner again. Keep Caldwell, Wash, rinse repeat.

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8-8 with three soul-crushing losses that by all rights should have gone the other way.

Because they let their foot off the gas by order of Herminator Caldwell and the other teams come back in the 4th Q to beat them. It's almost like they own the patent on that.

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