It was widely assumed that Whisenhunt would be in Detroit. But hey, you know what happens when you assume...
Anyway, that opens a door for Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell to jump back into the head coaching ranks. Caldwell was last a head coach with the Colts in 2011, before he was fired for finishing 2-14 in a season that saw Peyton Manning sit out all 16 games with a neck injury.
A lot of Ravens fans are hoping Caldwell takes this job. By the end of this past season, Caldwell wasn't exactly a popular person among the fan base in Charm City. The offense was among the bottom half of the NFL as the franchise rushed for a season-worst 1,328 yards in 2013.
Late Monday night, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reported that whether Caldwell becomes the Lions' new coach should come to light sooner than later.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>John Wooten says Lions down to last couple candidates, including emerging Ravens OC Jim Caldwell. Should know something today or tomorrow</p>— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/422921804139622400">January 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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