Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell has found a way — an expensive way — to discover Detroit’s best restaurants and to get to know his players better at the same time.
Caldwell has begun the pleasant task of taking each of the position groups out to dinner. So far the offensive line and linebackers have dined with the coach.
“For me it’s a chance to know them in a little different sort of atmosphere,’’ Caldwell said. “You find out some interesting things in the conversation and that’s been fun.’’
The group picks the restaurant and Caldwell picks up the tab.
”That would be no fun, that’s not taking someone to dinner, what kind of dinner is that?’’ Caldwell said.
The Lions wrapped up their first three sessions of OTAs on Thursday. They’ll have three more next week starting on Tuesday.