Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell to interview with Lions, Redskins

Thursday January 2nd, 2014

Jim Caldwell helped quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Jim Flacco win Super Bowl MVP honors. (MCT/Getty Images) Jim Caldwell helped quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Jim Flacco win Super Bowl MVP honors. (MCT/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is scheduled to interview for the head coaching position with the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins, according to a report Thursday from Jarrett Bell of USA Today.

Caldwell helped lead the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl XLIV after former head coach Tony Dungy retired. Caldwell subsequently served as head coach of the Colts for three seasons, from 2009-11. Last year, he helped a Ravens offense to a Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

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The Redskins fired head coach Mike Shanahan this week after a 3-13 season. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz was also let go this week after five seasons in Detroit. The Lions finished the season 7-9 and third in the NFC North.

Both teams are looking at Caldwell as someone who can turn things around for their respective quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III and Matthew Stafford. The 58-year-old served as the quarterbacks coach when the Colts won Super Bowl XLI and Peyton Manning took home Super Bowl MVP honors. He also helped Joe Flacco win the award in 2013.

The Lions are also expected to interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. According to the report, Bowles will also interview with the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns.

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