It hasn’t taken long for Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell to get to know the diehard, ever-patient Lions’ fans and their passion for the team.
“It’s Intense, it’s honest and it’s straight-forward,’’ Caldwell said. “You find that about all the fans, I think that’s what you find in the MIdwest anyway. They’re good honest people that usually shoot pretty straight with you and they don’t beat around the bush, so that’s been fun.’’
While he wasn’t specific he may have heard a word or two about the fact the Lions have won just one playoff game since 1957.
The fans may have also mentioned the collapse at the end of last season.
“They’re going to tell you what’s on their mind about any and everything from the draft to what they think from an offensive structure, defensive structure, where you went wrong, the history and what to do and what not to do. You get everything,’’ Caldwell smiled.
He was hired to change history. He knows that and seems to embrace it.