Report: Lions focusing on Jim Caldwell


The Detroit Lions are targeting Jim Caldwell in their search for a new head coach.

Caldwell was axed as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts as the organization dumped anything to do with Peyton Manning. Caldwell was 24-8 in his two seasons with Manning under center. After Manning missed the 2011 season Caldwell was axed for a 2-14 finish.

The Ravens added Caldwell mid-way though the 2012 season en route to a Super Bowl victory. This season the Ravens offense took a major step back with the loss of Anquan Boldin via trade, injuries to tight ends and a decline in Ray Rice.

Former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak is also being considered for the Lions head coach spot according to ESPN.

In many ways the Lions are similar to teams coached by Caldwell in Indianapolis with talent all over the offense.

What do you think? Would Jim Caldwell be a good hire in Detroit?