Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report that Ken Whisenhunt has accepted the Titans head coaching job. Where do the Lions turn from here?
Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
Kiffin? Seems only logical at this point.
It doesn't matter. Seriously.
You can only laugh at the Lions futility, Browns fans take solace that you're not alone.
We are most certainly not alone but we are several rungs down on the coaching food chain from Detroit. You'll get who you want and we'll be left with whoever nobody else wanted to hire.
No one but the Lions wants that schmuck.
Unfortunately he may be with Cleveland.
The Lions are a disaster.
I would assume the leading candidate is Caldwell now. That would be an uninspiring hire.
Agree but Whisenhunt would have been very uninspiring as well. Have no idea why he was such a hot name. No one wanted him last year when he was available and his gameplans play-calling with the Chargers in their two playoff games made me want to gouge my eyes out.
He's credited with turning around Rivers (and their offense really) and he had some success in Arizona when he didn't have a garbage QB.
He's considered to be a bright offensive mind, which I think the Lions needed.
The game plan against the Bengals was fine. However, the one against Denver was so horrid. Im glad he's out of SD.
I was just about to come in and ask what the Lions will do now? They just interviewed Mike Munchak right?
They have interviewed Caldwell, Kubiak and Munchak. I'm not exactly thrilled with any of those three. Classic Lions.
Mike Munchak would also be an uninspiring hire.
He drafted Tim Tebow. Definitely do not want.
He would actually be better than any of the three guys mentioned above. But the Lions want an offense minded coach. What about Chudzinski?
I would take Chudzinski over any of the guys they are looking at. I really like how he develops TEs and he has always had good offensive success. I just think the Lions are looking for someone QB centric and I'm not sure he has much of a track record with QBs.
Don't forget the Lions also have an OC hiring to screw up... Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
Lions brass said they thought Munchak gave a killer interview, so I guess that's the next option.
yet was just fired at the end of the year. I'm personally not a big fan of hiring a coach that was just fired unless he is coming off one bad year after many successful ones.
Munchak quit out of loyalty to his coordinators, he turned down a big extension to stay with the Titans.
He's the only candidate left I have confidence in. The rest have already proven themselves as average at best.
Same. Old. Lions.
They cannot hire Caldwell or Munchak. Have to be bold now.
I want Caldwell now. Unless they make an offer to Dungy he can't refuse.
If they go with Caldwell, they better find a good offensive coordinator and keep Washburn (sp?) and maybe even Gunther.
He's terrible. Anyone who thinks he "taught" Manning anything is fooling themselves. Simply an appalling hire.
What exactly is the appeal of Jim Caldwell? I don't understand why he is even in contention for another head coaching job. Place virtually any position coach or coordinator in Indy with Peyton Manning and they will get to the playoffs. He did nothing remarkable with the Ravens, either. Above-average offense, but nothing special.
Let me rephrase that.. Of the candidates we have interviewed. I want caldwell.
He is not a HC or OC, but a QB coach. The man is appallingly bad at HC and coordinator.
I agree with your ultimate point, but "Above-average" is giving Caldwell waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy too much credit. He is terrible.
The Free Press is saying search is focused on Caldwell at this point. As a Vikings fan, I wholly endorse this new strategy. Double benefit of saddling the Lions with a totally underwhelming coach while preventing the Vikings from hiring him (sadly this means we will probably hire Bevell). I also think the Free Press isnt very excited as the stock photo of him they use for the article is not very flattering (looks immensely confused / shocked)
Same old lions! Let the next coach of doom ruin his career here.
Frankly, we will be sitting here two years from now after they fire one whomever they hire from these two.
I'm still glad they got rid of Schwartz, and was hoping for Whisenhunt personally - Caldwell, Munchak, Kubiak are rumored - no thanks.
As a Bears fan, I wholeheartedly approve these coaching options for the Lions.
This is an inexplicable attitude. You can hire one of two people: either a "hot coordinator" or a "retread." In other words, either someone who has or hasn't been a head coach. There are no other choices. The hot coordinator didn't work out and you're glad he's gone, but you don't want the the retread.
Why would any lions fan want Wisenhunt?
He took the Arizona Cardinals (THE ARIZONA CARDINALS!!!) to the Super Bowl and is considered a great offensive mind (which is ideal with Stafford, Megatron, Bush, maybe Sammy Watkins).
A one year run with a team he inherited than ruined?
Not sure "ruined" is fair when Kurt Warner retired and he had to deal with Derek Anderson, Skelton, and Kolb in his last 3 seasons.
So? a QB retires and a coach is allowed to fold?
I'm not sure any coach in the world could win with Anderson, Skelton or Kolb.
That's on the front office.
Hmm I remember Andy Reid having kolb pass for 300 plus yards in his first three starts, I also remember Anderson playing decent for Cleveland