KaSandra Hunt | September 1, 2014 11:35am CT
#Lions Coach Caldwell’s stated that everything that happens with the team and players lies on his shoulders. At least on the field that is.
It appears his eye for talent is working in the Lions favor as well as a more disciplined presence the team had displayed during Training Camp and Pre-Season games. Though Coach Caldwell seems like a perfect mild mannered gentleman, his knack of getting through to making his players a success dates all the way back to his days of college football coaching.
Coach Caldwell stood proud and tall when making the statement that everything that goes on with this team lies on his shoulders, but did not take away the aspect that the players have to take responsibility as well.
Coach spoke of his college coaching days of when he would go out and talk with many of the players guardians to explain the role their sons had taken on as a player and the role he would play in developing them as their coach. The is very different on the professional level.
While Caldwell will take ownership of what happens on the field with the team, he expressed these are not college students. He stated that these are adult men, some with families and have to understand the roles they play off the field they are solely responsible for them. Today he mentioned he will be thoroughly going over the new NFL Domestic Abuse policy recently put in place to make sure every player understands the consequences of off the field actions, of which he cannot save them from as adults.
While some were kicking cans when they learned Ken Whisenhunt took the Titans gig over the a Lions, it doesn’t seem the a Lions ended up with the short end if the stick. In just a short time, Coach Caldwell has taken ( what some feel is one of the most talented teams in the NFC North on paper) and already turned a few things around from last season.
It’s true that we can’ t judge everything from training camp and a few exhibition games, but many will be watching to see how his style of coaching plays out in the first few regular season match-ups against the Giants, Panthers and Packers.
For more on today’s PRESSER conference, Lions 53 Man Roster and Practice Squad selections simply place hold the link : Official site of the Detroit Lions