Jim Caldwell says he doesn't get satisfaction from "proving doubters wrong"

Posted at 1:30 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 11:09:37-05

When the Lions lost to Chicago in October for their third straight loss of the season, people were calling for head coach Jim Caldwell's job. Now the team's record could be proving those people wrong.

The Lions have won seven of their last eight games ad the calls for Caldwell's job have quieted. Caldwell says he doesn't listen to the outside noise about whether or not he deserves to lead the Lions, but he feels that his job is always on the line.

"In this business, you're always on the hot seat. I don't care what your record is. It's what have you done lately," said Caldwell ahead of Wednesday's practice. "Satisfaction doesn't come from showing people 'Hey, we can do this, we can do that'. That doesn't stimulate me at all. I coach because of the fact that I love to see men perform at their absolute best, and try to take them to heights maybe they can't take themselves. Those are the things that I think drives our staff."

Caldwell also emphasized that this is a week-to-week business. 

The Lions host the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Caldwell referred to that upcoming game as "a big challenge ahead of us".