We will get to know new Lions coach Jim Caldwell over the next several months. At first glance, he looks like the most calm coach ever.
Don’t think he’ll be throwing his headphones after a game or fist pumping on a good play. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The guys owns two Super Bowl rings, so there's that.
Tony Dungy worked with Caldwell for eight seasons — one in Tampa Bay and seven in Indianapolis. Caldwell was the quarterbacks coach/assistant head coach with the Colts before he took over when Dungy retired and was the head coach from 2009-2011.
Dungy knows Caldwell well.
“He is cool and he is going to be calm and disciplined,’’ Dungy said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “I think that’s the image that people see when they look at him on the field, they see a stoic person. He’s going to be in thought, thinking about the next move.
“He’s not going to be a highly emotional guy on the field, but Jim is a great, great person — high character, high values, strong Christian all of that is going to come across to the players,’’ Dungy said. “They’re going to love playing for him. He’s going to have them accountable, but he’s going to make it fun.’’
Jeff Saturday, the long-time Colts center, also knows Caldwell after working with him for 10 seasons.
“He’s not known as the most charismatic guy, that’s not true when he’s in a team setting,’’ Saturday said on an ESPN interview.
Caldwell will be introduced to Detroit at a 4 p.m. press conference today (Wednesday).