Today comes the news that Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell has tentatively agreed to accept the Lions head coaching position. Whether or not it’s a good idea to hire a coach who went 2-14 in his only season as HC without Peyton Manning might be questionable, but it’s also not our problem. The Ravens offense stalled this season with him calling the plays, so this move was probably best for both parties.
I’d be remiss not to at least acknowledge the good that Caldwell accomplished in his 13 months or so as Ravens OC. For one, his name wasn’t Cam Cameron. This was a gift we could never repay him for. And the obvious is that he coached Joe Flacco to an improbable Super Bowl title. And for this, we thank him.
The downside is that Caldwell may be taking a few members of the staff with him. Recently fired RB’s coach Wilbert Montgomery and current OL coach Andy Moeller are rumored to be following him to Detroit, and that’s fine by me. But DB’s coach Teryl Austin, an up-and-comer in NFL coaching circles, is rumored to be named Caldwell’s defensive coordinator, and that loss will hurt.
So what now?
Early internal and external candidates have emerged to replace Caldwell, and more names will come out in the coming days. Jim Hostler, the current WRs coach, is rumored to be the top internal candidate, and had a one year stint as 49ers OC in 2007. However, his play calling was heavily criticized, particularly when Frank Gore publicly acknowledged that the Niners’ offense didn’t trust him by October of that year. Definitely not what you want to hear about a candidate who will be tasked with resurrecting an underperforming running attack.
Top external candidates include Norv Turner, recently fired Browns HC Rob Chudzinski, Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo, and Eagles QB Coach Bill Lazor. I personally like Turner as the guy. Despite his relative failures as a head coach, he has a long and successful track record as an offensive guru. He utilizes tight ends well, which would continue to foster the relationship between Flacco and Pitta (given that we re-sign him). We’ve had the likes of Matt Cavanaugh and Cam Cameron in the past, and it’s time to bring a big name in to turn this offense around. With some new personnel (a physical wideout, O-line overhaul), there’s no reason why this offense can’t be top 10 in the league.
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I’m almost certain Joe Flacco is not a hedrosexual
You look like the kid from Tokyo Drift.
Mr. Banks, what you’ve just written is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent blog were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this website is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
It means you’re going to end up in third place in the AFC North again–shithead.
Who are you banks
Hey banks I’m not following you on twitter you scrub
That was a mildly interesting blog. It is also nice that one of the bloggers in the DMV doesn’t resemble a cavernous troll
As long as Juan Castillo is on the staff, the Ravens offense is in big trouble
Actually a decent blog, solid content
@shittydicks, yea hes a “Hedoersexual”, you fucking illiterate. At least gays can spell fuck head.
Oh I got a kid named Banks, might go all the way.
Guy deserves a second chance, but I wouldn’t have hired him after how his Peyton-less season went. Cuncel da Lions
As a Colts fan I can say they will regret this decision. Fuck Jim Caldwell!
The Lions being the Lions, I love it, so stupid.
Maybe they can trade for Jay Cutler and really make this all puzzling.
He’s black, glad he’s gone
Green Bay Packers are watching the NFC North become the AFC East and laughing all the way to multiple division titles.
whatever you say, cake eater!
For anyone who doesn’t know, that old guy consistently wears bow ties around Federal Hill in Baltimore and gets drunk, Monday- Sunday. Local legend.
Also Juan Castillo was named the new O-Line coach at the State of the Ravens thing they do so way to stay up to date on the one thing you blog about.
Swoogs your mother is gonna suck cock in hell
fuck what it means for the Ravens, it means the Lions are gonna be a fucking terrible offensive team.
diggin the hat banks!
Banks you and me splitting some lake trout and some natty bohs, thoughts
Supposedly he’s taking Ron Prince, Rutgers OC with him. Cocksuckers.
you’ll always be a cake eater Banks
Herpes is a biotch.
@True I struck out with that quote weeks ago… Get it together
100lbballs I was going to say that but figured no one would know what I meant
it means they won’t be successful for another 10 years
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