The Detroit Lions three-game winning streak has them at 4-3 in the NFC North and firmly amidst the conference’s playoff picture.
Head coach Jim Caldwell’s job security is no longer a prominent question, however, the long-term stability of his status as the Lions head coach still remains in limbo.
“Talk of Jim Caldwell being replaced as head coach has quieted since the team has put together a three-game winning streak, but even if he is, most league executives believe Lions general manager Bob Quinn probably would consider Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia over Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel as the replacement. There is no rush to break up the Stafford and Cooter partnership.”
This does make sense. Lions quarterback Matt Stafford is enjoying a career renaissance with offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter calling Detroit’s plays. Cooter is only 32 years old, decreasing the likelihood he would be tabbed as the head coach.