I'll be very surprised if the Lions fire Caldwell this week (is there anyone else on the staff ready to be a head coach? Do they even want to hold out hope for anyone on this coaching staff?) but it seems like he's as good as gone at the end of the season.
I sincerely hope Mayhew follows him out the door. It won't happen, but it's be nice if Tom Lewand got the gate, too.
Mayhew has one good draft in his corner and little else. They knew they were going to lose Suh and did little to prepare for it, save for the trade for a broken-down Ngata. He whiffed badly on the offensive line this season, which makes it hard to assess whether or not Stafford really is the problem (though a lot of his interceptions have come on throws to his second or third option, which make it hard to stick up for him). Levy's injury shows how little depth there is at linebacker and the same is true in the secondary, where there was no reasonable way to expect Mathis to play as well as he did last season.
At least they didn't offer Ihedigbo an extension.
Caldwell seems like a nice enough fellow, but he's too rooted to the script when things break down. Word on the street is Caldwell almost resigned after the front office told him to fire Lombardi.
Lewand has been useless since Ford Field opened. The team doesn't need his daddy's connections to the city and county's power brokers any more.
My hand to God, she's gonna be at Carnegie Hall. But you - I'll let you have her now at the old price, OK? Which is, which is anything you wanna give me. Anything at all.