Detroit Coach Jim Caldwell shrugs off speculation about his job security after Lions’ latest loss

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ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions watches from the sideline in the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 13, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)


ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) β€” Detroit coach Jim Caldwell is shrugging off speculation about his job security just a quarter of the way into the season.

The Lions’ 17-14 loss to Chicago on Sunday dropped them to 1-3 and Caldwell’s future came into question at Monday’s news conference. Caldwell, whose four-year contract runs through next season, didn’t seem concerned.

“We don’t worry about that,” he said. “My job is to coach this team and get this team headed in the right direction.”

Caldwell said he meets with general manager Bob Quinn on a daily basis, but he would not elaborate whether his job performance has been discussed.

Detroit linebacker Tahir Whitehead was more willing to discuss his coach’s future.

“Coach Caldwell definitely has our support,” Whitehead said Monday. He said questions about Caldwell’s job security have not become a distraction.

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