Found January 03, 2012 on Detroit Lions Football:
The Saints led the NFL in big plays this season, racking up 20 or more yards on 83 occasions. That's an average of more than five per game.

Schwartz says

Highlights from Lions coach Jim Schwartz's Monday news conference:

Lions have turned around under Mayhew, Schwartz

General manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz have done yeoman's work to help a franchise that was 0-16 three seasons ago reach the playoffs for the first time since 1999. Mayhew has made many productive moves since being promoted to clean up the mess left behind by Matt Millen. One of them was giving Schwartz his first shot to be a head coach. Schwartz leads the Lions...

Officiating vexes Jim Schwartz as calls go against Lions

Lions coach Jim Schwartz was terse in his postgame news conference Sunday, replying to questions with mostly one-sentence answers -- until he was asked about instant replay.

Lions' Jim Schwartz on loss: 'I'm not disappointed I'm angry'

Lions coach Jim Schwartz didn't hold back Sunday night on 97.1 The Ticket when Jim Brandstatter, the team's radio color commentator, asked him about the team's 45-41 loss to the Packers in Green Bay.

Jim Schwartz is too angry for words after Lions loss

Lions coach Jim Schwartz was biting his tongue throughout his three-minute postgame press conference -- he was furious with the play of the team's secondary and he was befuddled by some of the decisions and non-decisions made by the officiating crew.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants more than a playoff showing

DETROIT - Maybe one day in the next few weeks coach Jim Schwartz will sit back and marvel at everything the...

Schwartz: Health of Lions improves

Lions coach Jim Schwartz keeps dropping clues this week that his team could be the healthiest it has been all season heading into Saturday's playoff matchup against the Saints in New Orleans.

Detroit Lions have seen it all in 2011

From opposite weather extremes to big comebacks, "we've covered a lot," says head coach Jim Schwartz.

Lions Monday Playback: Win or go home

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Second chances dont exist for the Lions anymore. There's no such thing as building for the future in the playoffs. The Lions are reaching the end of what's been an exciting and productive season, but it's the nature of postseason play that they dont know when the end will come. It could be Saturday in New Orleans, where they play the Saints in the...

Looking ahead: Saints hardly an ideal matchup for Lions

If Lions coach Jim Schwartz thought he was angry after his defense gave up 550 yards to the Packers, then he could end up uncontrollably irate after Saturday's playoff matchup against the Saints in New Orleans.

The 2011 Detroit Lions: great team, better year

When I took this position as the Detroit Lions correspondent here at isportsweb, I’d be lying if I said I expected to still be writing in week 18.  The playoffs have been something Lion fans constantly talk about, but only the foolish ones actually believed the team had a chance at going to the postseason.  2011 will forever be remembered by Lion fans as the year our long wait...

Steve Spagnuolo, Jim Schwartz, & the Road Not Taken

Spags is my #1 choice for the next Lions head coach--and he ought to be yours, too. That was the closing line of my fifth post ever, the "To Whom it May Concern" for Steve Spagnuolo. I tagged him “Candidate 1A,” thanks to his impressive track record of coaching up defensive backs and harnessing pass-rushing talent. He also had experience in player personnel...

Rematch against 49ers in San Francisco among highlights of Lions' 2012 schedule

The most-anticipated game on next year's schedule might be a road trip to San Francisco, where Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh will see if they can finally their handshake down.

NFC Wildcard Preview: Detroit Lions Not Just Happy To Be Here

After more than a decade of "rebuilding" -- jumpstarted by the work done by Jim Schwartz and Martin Mayhew after the disastrous Matt Millen era -- the Lions are finally back in the playoffs. Don't expect this pugnacious team to celebrate right away, though. These Lions are hungry for a win. We talked to Al Beaton of The Wayne Fontes Experience, our Detroit Lions blog...
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