Jim Caldwell: 'There's no such thing as easy in the NFL'
Posted by: Josh Kendall on January 30, 2013
Jim Caldwell didn't change a lot when he took over as the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator on Dec. 10.
Caldwell was given an on-the-fly promotion after Ravens head coach John Harbaugh dismissed Cam Cameron during the middle of the season. However, just because no major overhaul was needed doesn't mean the job was easy, Caldwell said.
"There is no such thing as easy in the National Football League," Caldwell told Yahoo! Sports Radio. "It's a difficult task regardless of if you've been doing it 50 years or five months. It was difficult, but the great thing about it is I didn't have to do it alone."
The move, which Harbaugh called at the time the toughest coaching decision he has had to make, has paid off well for the Ravens. Baltimore will play San Francisco on Sunday in the Super Bowl.
"The adjustments we had to make were minimal. We weren't going to change a whole lot, just let them do what they do extremely well," Caldwell said. "You have to be able to blend your talent and make sure you are getting the most out of them."
Caldwell, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts, is one of several Harbaugh assistants with Super Bowl experience.
"John obviously has an unbelievable staff that he put together," Caldwell said.
Here's Caldwell when he took the job in December:
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