Caldwell still hoping for Lions or Titans job

Caldwell still hoping for Lions or Titans job
January 9, 2014, 10:00 am
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Ravens front office reacts to missing the playoffs

With the Redskins hiring Jay Gruden as head coach, one of the jobs that Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell interviewed for has been filled. That leaves two other head coaching possibilities for Caldwell – the Lions and the Titans.

Caldwell interviewed with the Lions last week, and interviewed with the Titans on Wednesday. Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could be the favorite for the Lions’ job. Whisenhunt and Lions general manager Martin Mayhew were teammates for two seasons (1989-90) with the Redskins, and Whisenhunt will reportedly interview with the Lions on Thursday. However, Whisenhunt is also scheduled to meet with the Titans on Friday, and the Browns on Saturday.

The Titans’ job may be Caldwell’s best shot. They have a young quarterback in Jake Locker who they want to develop, and Caldwell has experience with two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks – Peyton Manning and Joe Flacco. Caldwell also knows the AFC South, having spent 10 years with the Colts, including three seasons as their head coach (2009-11). In Caldwell’s first season as the Colts’ head coach, they went 14-2 and reached the Super Bowl before losing to the Saints. Jay Gruden landed a new job Thursday. But for Caldwell, the wait continues.