Jim Caldwell has been reportedly hired by the Detroit Lions to be their next head coach.
The deal has yet to be announced by the Lions, but Ravens players are already reacting to the news on Twitter.
Caldwell spent two years in Baltimore, first as quarterbacks coach and then as offensive coordinator. He was widely respected by the players, coaches and staff.
“I enjoyed my time with Jim greatly,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. “He is a man that I will always respect as a football coach, leader and a friend. Through his calming influence and extensive knowledge of the game, he was an integral part of our success over the past few years. He will be missed by me and the Ravens. I wish him the best of luck in Detroit.”
“Congrats to Coach Caldwell,” wide receiver Torrey Smith wrote. “Great coach/teacher and even better person ... he always taught us something new. ... he will do well in Detroit.”
“Very happy for coach Caldwell,” center Gino Gradkowski said. “He is a great coach and a great person. I think Detroit is lucky to have him.”