Found February 23, 2012 on Lions Blog:
The Lions are entering draft season expecting Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure to be big contributors this fall, but preparing in case they're not, said coach Jim Schwartz.

Lions' Jim Schwartz: No scouting reports before NFL combine

"If you go in with a clean slate, you evaluate a player, you don't know that the scouts gave him a high grade, and you don't like him, and you're like, 'Well, we really don't like him, but the scouts graded him high.' That's not a good situation. Same thing vice versa."

Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best and defensive tackle Nick Fairley making progress

Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is making progress as he recovers from the concussion injury he sustained last season, according to coach Jim Schwartz.

NFL Combine: Schwartz On Continuing Success

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz talks to FOXSportsNext about building off last years playoff appearance.

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was an impact player, according to coach Jim Schwartz

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had only 36 and four tackles in 2011, but still had an impact, according to coach Jim Schwartz

Lions' Jim Schwartz mum on Cortland Finnegan: 'There's a lot of guys that fit our scheme'

It's unlikely the Lions will be able to afford cornerback Cortland Finnegan if he hits the free-agent market next month, but that didn't stop questions about Finnegan coming Jim Schwartz's way at the NFL combine Thursday.

From the Podium: Jim Schwartz

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz discusses Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh and his plan for the offseason. Look inside for the video from the NFL Combine.

Schwartz doesn’t rule out interest in Finnegan

Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan is due to become a free agent.  Lions coach Jim Schwartz used to be the be Titans’ defensive coordinator. And so it’s obvious to connect Cortland to Schwartz. Schwartz didn’t rule out the possibility on Thursday at the Scouting Combine.  Walking like a Wallenda on the tampering tightrope, Schwartz didn’t say…

Lions expect Leshoure, Best, Fairley back on field by mid-April

Lions coach Jim Schwartz expects to see some impressive talent on the field when the team begins its offseason program in mid-April, and it will have nothing to do with free agency or the draft.

Lions might be open to bringing in Cortland Finnegan

According to Terry McCormick of Titan Insider, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz didn’t directly rule out being interested in Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan as a possible free agent acquisition. While dodging questions on whether or not he’s interested in Finnegan, Schwartz did say that the Lions are focused on signing their own free agents and they “would...

Free agency is Lions' first priority

The draft philosophy is the same. The evaluation process is the same. The same methods general manager Martin Mayhew, coach Jim Schwartz and their staffs used after the 0-16 season are still in place after a playoff run last season.

Schwartz defends Suh

INDIANAPOLIS -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh ought to be used to getting attention. He gets double-teamed regularly during the NFL season by offensive linemen who want to keep him away from their quarterback. He's been getting blanket coverage away from the field, too. Lions coach Jim Schwartz has come to Suhs defense, evaluating his performance in 2011 and...

Quotable at the Combine: NFC North

Rick Spielman talked about the No. 3 pick and some of the top offensive tackles claim they are each the best. Plus, Jim Schwartz, Lovie Smith and others all talked on Thursday. Become a subscriber and see what they had to say.

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants to re-sign Cliff Avril, Stephen Tulloch and Jeff Backus

Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch, defensive end Cliff Avril and left tackle Jeff Backus are three players coach Jim Schwartz said he wants to re-sign at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday.
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