DETROIT -- As Jim Caldwell continues to familiarize himself with his new city and his new team, the Detroit Lions' first-year head coach is taking a somewhat interesting approach to it.
He's taking each position group out to dinner with one catch -- they pick the restaurant.
The specifics came up Monday night because Caldwell, his assistant coaches and the Detroit players were surrounded by food on the concourse of Ford Field as part of the Taste of the Lions event in the facility. So when food came up, Caldwell explained what he was doing with his team as a kind of get-to-know-you.
They pick the restaurant. He pays the tab. No cap on how much they can spend.
"Been out with the offensive linemen, been out with the linebackers," Caldwell said. "So they are taking me to different restaurants in the city so I've been able to taste some of the cuisine that's being offered here [Monday night].
So far, Caldwell said there is only one known repeat as far as where his players are taking him -- Joe Muer Seafood -- but he said that could change.
This is one way for him to bond with the players -- and also be able to perhaps find a favorite restaurant in town.
Many restaurants, including Slows Bar BQ, had booths set up with food to try and players interspersed throughout.
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