Welcome to the Lions Den, Coach Caldwell: Challenges Facing the Future Ex-Coach
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Today, the Lions announced their latest casualty -- Jim Caldwell.
And one happy man, Ken Whisenhunt, is now in the employment of a far less-talented team but a far more talented owner.
Whisenhunt was the chosen one. He was the reason we all were rooting for the Chargers to lose on Sunday to Peyton Manning. But as luck (and Lions lore) would have it, Peyton did win a rare playoff game -- but Kenny chose the Titans over working for his former teammate and current Lions GM, Martin Mayhew.
Very wise choice, KW. No Lions coach has ever been a head coach after his tenure with this franchise. It's really an incredible run. Even the Bengals have been to the Super Bowl a few times. Even Tampa Bay and Seattle, who joined the NFL a hundred years after the Lions, have been there -- Tampa Bay even won. Fantasy Coaches and Curses
The names have been batted around, of course. Jon Gruden is smart. Bill Cowher is crafty. Jimmy Johnson is a genius. Tony Dungy, who grew up a Lions fan a
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