Ep: 139 – The Jim Caldwell Era Is Over – The Detroit Lions Podcast

In this episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris and Case are joined by longtime friend of the show, Jeff Risdon to talk about the most pressing Detroit Lions issues that are on fans’ minds today – and there are many!

While the biggest news is the team moving on from Jim Caldwell, we felt it necessary to begin the show by recapping the win against the Green Bay Packers. The Lions first Packers sweep since 1991, what a joyous game it was. It felt like the team’s potential was on full display.

We then move on to Bob Quinn‘s Press conference in which he announced the team’s decision not to bring Jim Caldwell back as the Lions head coach next year.  We all admit that Jim was an awesome guy (and one of the few coaches we can remember still liking when it came time for him to depart), but probably not *the* guy to get it done for this team.  We break down Mr. Quinn’s press conference from there and analyze his priorities for a replacement, his goals for the team, whether players will be involved in the process, and many more of his answers to strong questions from the Detroit Lions beat writer community.

We then move on to discuss who we would like to see as replacements for Jim Caldwell, what their assistants might look like, and much more.  This is as in-depth an analysis as you’ll get of the likely successors to Jim Caldwell.

We also answer the call from the subreddit to broach some topics that probably haven’t been appropriately addressed so far, and which will form a series that we roll out during the offseason. I really think you guys are going to like what we do with this… Thanks to /u/Fishy_Fish_WA for the suggestion!

Case returns to take us around the division and gets hyped by the big bass drop to kick it off.

Lastly, Case opens a very special gift from Chris that really ties together things we’ve done since the very beginning of the show. No one cries.

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Chris is the founder of everything you see here. A former radio presenter and Detroit native, he now resides in sunny California – and like so many of us, he found himself marooned on an island devoid of other Lions fans. After spending a few years in the Detroit Lions Reddit community he decided to start the Detroit Lions Podcast. Its become the #1 Detroit Lions podcast, and regularly ranks with the top podcasts in Detroit. With a mixture of pre-recorded shows, live & recorded phone-ins, and live post-game broadcasts - this is his slice of Honolulu Blue heaven.