After missing the playoffs for the second time in three years, head coach Jim Caldwell is out in Detroit. After more than two years of on-again, off-again speculation regarding his future with the team, the Detroit Lions fired Caldwell on Monday after the team's 9-7 season. Following a promising 6-4 start, the Lions quickly lost ground in the highly competitive NFC playoff race, hitting rock bottom in a Week 16 loss to a struggling Bengals team that significantly compromised Detroit's postseason aspirations.