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Jim Caldwell to Stay Lions Head Coach – For Now

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In the wake of the Thursday morning firing of general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand, the Detroit Lions have reportedly told embattled head coach Jim Caldwell that he will keep his job despite the team’s awful 1-7 record according to Ian Rapoport of

Caldwell should not get too comfortable as a team source told Rapoport that the firings Monday are a “total wipeout” of the Lions’ leadership structure and the Ford family expects a comphrehensive reboot. That reboot will undoubtedly including the firing of Caldwell as well as most of his staff no later than the day after the regular season ends and could also signal that quarterback Matthew Stafford’s (and possibly No.1 wideout Calvin Johnson’s) days are numbered in Detroit. The only thing probably saving Caldwell from being axed immediately is the lack of an acceptable interim successor, as the only other coach on staff with head coaching experience is senior coaching assistant Gunther Cunningham.

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