Found December 22, 2011 on Lions Blog:
AP football writer Richard Rosenblatt picked his top six candidates for NFL coach of the year, and the Lions' Jim Schwartz was nowhere to be found. Here's the sextet with better credentials: MIKE MCCARTHY OK, so his Packers are 13-1. No arguments. GARY KUBIAK

Coach speak: Highlights from Jim Schwartz's Monday news conference

Highlights from Lions coach Jim Schwartz's Monday news conference. On the excitement on the plane trip home: "Go to work on San Diego. Obviously we were pleased to get the win and excited about it, but it's a long trip back, it's a late game and we didn't have any champagne."

Lions' Schwartz: No regrets on placing RB Best on IR

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz wasn't worried about the possibility of having Jahvid Best available for the team's potential postseason run. Schwartz insisted that the talented running back was placed on injured reserve last month because it was simply the logical move to do. "When you get to stuff like concussions, especially with his history, a player of his age...

Kubiak asking for more from offense

Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that T.J. Yates will continue as the team's starting quarterback, although the coach acknowledged that there is plenty of work to do on the offensive side of the ball if his team is to be playoff-ready. And Kubiak also expressed concern that, in back to back weeks, the defense has struggled in the fourth quarter. "That's two weeks...

Texans playing like anything but a contender

Sunday was supposed to be the full system flush. Thursday was going to be the re-fill. Four days after dropping a stinker at home to the Carolina Panthers -- a loss that Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak had seen coming, a performance Texans fans hoped Houston merely had to get out of its system -- the Texans were going to re-start their season the same way they started it in the...

Schwartz says Delmas 'in the mix' for Saturday despite surgery

Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas had arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee over the weekend but might be ready to play Saturday, according to Jim Schwartz.

Lions' Delmas possible in game against San Diego Chargers

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Monday there's a chance safety Louis Delmas could return from minor knee surgery to play Saturday against the San Diego Chargers, but Delmas did not take part in the Lions' first practice of the week today.

Lions' improving health encouraging to Jim Schwartz

The Lions will get rookie running back Mikel Leshoure back, but not in time to help them this year. And with two games left, you have to wonder if safety Louis Delmas and others aren't in the same boat.

Neil Rackers Struggling, Kubiak Not Worried Yet

Worried about the kicker spot for the Texans? Neil Rackers has had his issues as of late, but Gary Kubiak says as of now, he’s not worried about Rackers and his recent struggles. Texans placekicker Neil Rackers has missed six field goals, three more than last season. He missed a 49-yarder against Carolina. “Yes, I am,” coach Gary Kubiak said when asked if he’s concerned...

Jim Schwartz backs decision to place Jahvid Best on IR

Were the Lions a little hasty in shutting down Best for the rest of the season Nov. 28? Schwartz will not second-guess the decision to put him on injured reserve, or the timing.

Celebration has turned to panic in Houston

The jubilation following Houston’s first playoff appearance in franchise history has quickly turned to panic. A sampling from the coverage from the Houston Chronicle on Friday: “In what might have been the worst performance by the Texans in Gary Kubiak’s six seasons as coach, they somehow found a way to lose a second consecutive game to team…

No Lions ruled out for Saturday's game; Louis Delmas, Aaron Berry doubtful

Several Detroit Lions were upgraded on today's injury report and, as coach Jim Schwartz said Monday, all 53 players on the roster will be in the mix for Saturday's game against the San Diego Chargers at Ford Field.

Texans sticking with Yates as QB

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he is sticking with rookie quarterback T.J. Yates as his starter. The Texans (10-5), who have already wrapped up the AFC South Division title, have dropped back-to-back games, including a last-minute 19-16 loss at Indianapolis on Thursday night. Yates was thrust into the lineup after starter Matt Schaub and backup Matt Leinart were lost for...
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