Phoenix – Jim Caldwell is entering the final year of his contract with the Detroit Lions and the coach continues to indicate that’s a non-issue for him.
“I’m not concerned with anything other than how we get our team better, plain and simple,” Caldwell said Wednesday during the NFC coaches breakfast at the league meetings. “Contract talks, all these kinds of things, only get about two or three people excited, two or three people sitting at this table. Other than that, it doesn’t matter to people.”
Caldwell is 27-21 in three seasons at the helm in Detroit, taking the team to the playoffs twice. But if there have been extension talks, none of the involved parties are commenting.
"We’re not going to discuss anything dealing with the contracts," Caldwell said. "I mean, that doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t."
Caldwell’s agent, Dennis Coleman, was in attendance at the league meetings, but his presence at the annual event isn’t considered unusual.
As for the potential challenges of coaching without long-term security, Caldwell insists there are none.
"I can just tell you this, when I was in college, it was every year,” Caldwell said. “Because that’s all you had was a one-year contract, so it’s normal for me, in that regard.”