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Jim Caldwell will remain head coach of Detroit Lions

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DETROIT (WNEM/AP) -

The Detroit Lions have announced that Jim Caldwell will continue in his role as head coach.

Detroit Lions Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Quinn said: “After spending a significant amount of time together, it is clear that our football philosophies are very similar.”

It was Quinn's call to keep or fire Caldwell during his first week on the job.

Quinn also said, “Not only did he lead the Lions to the playoffs his first season here, but when you look at how the players responded the second half of last season, under difficult circumstances, it’s clear to me that this team believes in him and responds positively to his leadership."

This will be Caldwell’s third season with the Lions.

Caldwell is 18-15, including a wild-card loss last year, in two seasons with the Lions. Detroit dropped six of its first seven games in 2015 before finishing 7-9.

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