Jim Caldwell is a constant talking point in Detroit as the fanbase has been largely split on whether the seventh-year head coach is the right guy to lead the Lions to the promised land.
After yesterdays 44-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, those on the “Fire Caldwell” bandwagon got more ammunition after the Lions laid an egg in arguably the biggest game of their season.
The Lions opened the second half already down 20-0, as the team has now gone four straight games giving up double-digit leads in the first quarter alone. While the players play the games, Caldwell knows it’s on him to get this team to show up.
The Lions head coach spoke about it to the media after the game.
“Offensively, we were moving the ball, get within one score and then the bottom falls out again,” Caldwell said. “I’ve just got to do a better job. Not good enough.”
It’s nice to see him own up to his mistakes, which included having nine men on the field during one of the Ravens key third down conversions. Watch Caldwell fall on the sword in the clip below.
The Lions take on the Buccaneers next week and if they have any chance of making the playoffs as a Wildcard team, they need to win their final four games at the very least. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was knocked out of the game with a hand injury after Terrell Suggs stepped on his hand.
Stafford had X-rays on it after the game and the team announced his hand was badly bruised, but not broken. Stay tuned for more injury updates for the Lions upcoming Week 14 matchup.